Think-tanks (and their accompanying publications) are often great sources of information. However, be sure to evaluate any potential bias and/or political leanings. Here is a listing of Canadian think tanks (courtesy of the U of A).
IssueLab: This website, from the Foundation Center, provides access to "case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems". It does have some Canadian content.
Provides full-text access to Conference Board of Canada reports. Areas covered include: Canadian and provincial economic trends, human resources management, governance, corporate social responsibility, marketing, corporate finance, and taxation.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to ""walk-in"" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library, for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
What is Grey Literature?
Grey literature are resources "Produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers." (Source).
Since grey literature is not published in traditional places, it can often be hard to track down. However, grey literature is an extremely important resource in many disciplines and can include needs assessments, evidence reviews, policy reports, and statistical analysis.
Grey literature does not undergo a peer-review process so all material should be appraised carefully.
Search here for information from Canadian public policy organizations (for example, Fraser Institute, Pembina Institute, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, Frontier Institute and over 200 more). This Google Custom Search Engine, created by a University of Saskatchewan librarian, searches only these 200+ sites.
Canadian Electronic Library: Canadian Public Documents Collection
dsLibris is a database of Canadian monographs offering a rich selection of over 16,000 e-books (fiction and non-fiction) and 50,000 public policy documents.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for their occasional use, for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
Google Scholar locates what Google considers the scholarly literature (books, articles, conference presentations, pre-prints, government and technical reports, etc) in all subject areas.
Want full-text access via Google Scholar?
Click on Settings icon on the Google Scholar home page. Select Library Links and then enter Saskatchewan in the box. Tick the University of Saskatchewan box and Save.
Finding recent papers
Your search results are normally sorted by relevance, not by date. To find newer articles, try the following options in the left sidebar:
click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance;
click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;
click the envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email.