I’m in Community Development: what resources should I use?

Update: We have created a Community Development research guide! To access it, you can browse the guides available through Western Libraries’ website, our simply click here!

Community Development doesn’t have its own Program Guide on Western Libraries’ website yet, so here is a brief list of resources to get you started.

To get you started

If you haven’t already, try conducting your search in Summon – the main search option on the Beryl Ivey Library website and on Western Libraries’ homepage.  This is a multidisciplinary search that brings up journal articles and books (along with many other things) in one search.  Summon does not search everything, though, so move onto the tips below if you haven’t found what you’re looking for.


Find these resources by visiting the Western Libraries home page and clicking “Databases” under Research Resources

  • ProQuest Research Library
  • SocIndex

For business-related information:

  • CBCA Business (Canadian Business and Current Affairs)
  • EBSCO Business Source Complete


If you still can’t find what you need, consider checking the Sociology Program Guide page on the Western Libraries’ website or seeing a library staff person for more help!