Faqs :: Online Information

How do I find online journal articles and books?

Look at the Online Databases that are part of the Library's collection. Select from the alphabetical or subject listings. Each database may look slightly different but they can all be searched by topic or keyword. Research assistance is available.

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I'm having trouble accessing information from my home computer. What should I do?

Follow the instructions for Off-campus access.

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How do I get a password to use the Books 24x7 collection of ebooks?

Books 24x7 is a comprehensive collection of business and IT books. It does require an additional password. For assistance, call 604-432-8371 or Ask a Librarian by email.

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I've found an article in a database but I can only get a summary. How do I get the whole article?

Many journal articles are available full-text online but some are not. If you can't find an article, search the catalogue by Title for the name of the Journal. If the title is in the catalogue, the Library has a copy in print or electronic full-text. You can go the Journals area of your campus Library and make a photocopy or access the full-text using the link in the catalogue record. If the Library does not own the journal, you will have to request an Interlibrary Loan. You can search the catalogues of other local libraries if you are willing to go to another location to get the article.

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