Summon Searching

The library's search tool, Summon, allows you to search for books, journal articles, media, and more with a single search. You can access Summon from the library's homepage.  Also try the Advanced Search.

When searching Summon, consider the following:

Once you have your results:

  • To see only BOOKS click on Book/eBook.
  • To see only JOURNAL ARTICLES click on Journal Article and click on Scholarly & Peer-Review.

Catalogue Searching 

Do a keyword search using booleon operators   
           social media and marketing
Sort by date to get the most recent listed first.

Narrow your search by scrolling down the record of a relevant title and clicking on the subject heading provided.

Suggested Subject Headings:


Search for handbooks by keyword - your topic and handbooks
       Social media and handbooks
       Marketing and handbooks

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Do you know the difference between scholarly journals, magazines and newpapers?

Journal Articles, Magazines & Trade Journals

  • Business Source Complete  -  limit under Publication Type by academic journal, trade publication, etc.
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database - limit by Source Type to magazines, newspapers, etc.
  • Factiva   provides access to global newspapers, trade journals plus scholarly and non-scholarly journals.  Full-text of the Globe and Mail and the Wall Street Journal are found here.
  • Passport provides reports, commentaried and trends.

articles relevant to marketing can also be found in 

Business News

Tips for Newspaper Searching

  • Bloomberg News
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Provides full text to Canadian business journals and magazines.
  • Canadian Newsstand Access to over 280 Canadian news sources
  • Eureka Fulltext Canadian French and English newspapers from Alberta, the Atlantic provinces, Québec and aboriginal communities. Includes fulltext transcripts radio and television broadcats from CBC, CTV and SRC.
  • Factiva (Globe and Mail and the Wall Street Journal live here)
  • PressReader PDFs to more than 2300 newspapers from 97 countries in over 55 languages.
  • Wire Report The leading news service covering Canada's rapidly converging telecom and media sectors.

The following titles are available online through the Library catalogue:

Use local sources for profiles of small organizations at the local level.  For example, the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Citizen for organizations and companies based here.


Content last updated: February 14, 2019