Resources to Support Research & Scholarship
This is a very brief list of Kwantlen library resources that may be useful for your research and scholarship. It is intended only as a starting place. Please ask a librarian if you don't find what you need; we're here to help!
If you would like to consult with a librarian on your research, or would like to receive training on any of our resources or services, please contact your department's liaison librarian .
Kwantlen's Office of Research & Scholarship (ORS) has information about both internal and external funding sources. The library has a number of additional resources to help you locate funding. They are all listed in the library catalogue. Here are a few sample titles:
- Canadian Directory to Foundations & Grants (annual)
- REF LB 2339 C3 C352 - Surrey & Richmond
- CUDOS: Commonwealth universities database online service (CD-ROM)
- LB 2310 C84 2010 - Surrey
- Canadian Subsidy Directory (annual)
- REF HD 3646 C3 C35
- print version: Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale Reference Collection
- CD-ROM version: available to borrow at Surrey, Richmond & Langley
- REF HD 3646 C3 C35
To find more grant source books, check the library catalogue using subject keywords such as :
- Research grants
- Research grants -- Directories
- [Name of discipline] -- Research grants
- [Name of discipline] -- Fund raising
The library has books to help you write successful grant applications. Some titles are general, and others are specific to one discipline. They are all listed in the library catalogue. Here are a few sample titles:
- Developing effective research proposals
- H 62 P92 2006
- Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants, 2nd ed.
- BF 76.5 P795 2006
- also available online
- Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses
- WY 20.5 K46 2009
To find a wide range of material on research methods, check the library catalogue using the subject keywords Research methodology . You can also search for specific types of research or by discipline.
Types of research
To look for books on research methods in your field, do a keyword search in the library catalogue using the name of your discipline and the words "research methods" or "research methodology". Here are a few examples:
Datasets and Statistical analysis
For information on the datasets available to Kwantlen scholars, please see our Data Services webpage. The library has a number of statistical software guides (including videos) and many books and videos on statistical analysis.
Kwantlen's Office of Research & Scholarship (ORS) website has links to several resources on research ethics in Canada, including the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (2nd edition).
The library has a number of books and videos on this topic which you can find by searching under the following subject keywords:
- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects
- Human experimentation in [name of discipline] -- Moral and ethical aspects
- Informed consent
Here are a few sample titles:
- Honesty, accountability and trust : fostering research integrity in Canada
- Q 180.55 M67 H66 2010
- Research with high-risk populations : balancing science, ethics, and law
- BF 76.5 R467 2009
- Researching with integrity : the ethics of academic enquiry
- Q 180.55 M67 M327 2009
The library has numerous manuals on scholarly writing, and resources to help you get published. Some are general in nature, and others are particular to one field. You can find most of these titles using the following subject keywords:
Open access publishing
More authors' tools
- Directory of Open Access Journals
Lists over 3000 free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals, of which half are searchable at the article level. It includes Postcolonial Text , a journal which Ranjini Mendis (English faculty, Kwantlen) co-founded and managed with John Willinsky, and of which she is now Associate Editor.
- SHERPA/ROMEO : Publishers' copyright and self-archiving policies.
Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
- SHERPA/JULIET : Granting agencies' open-access publishing and archiving policies.
Sort list by country to find Canadian granting agencies.
- Beall's List: Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Scholarly Open-Access Journals
Authors are advised to carefully assess the publications in this list which typically have no peer-review process and charge authors substantial publication fees. There is also a list organized by publisher's name. Compiled by librarian Jeffrey Beall. [Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd ed.)]
Chris Burns, Research Support & Data Services Librarian (604) 599-3198