Finding Journal Articles at York
To find articles you’ll need to use a database known as a periodical index . These allow you to search for the journal literature by keywords to find articles that have been published on your topic. The Libraries’ website has detailed instructions on finding journal articles under the Research selection on the horizontal navigation bar.
Periodical indexes are just one of the many kinds of licensed electronic information resources (eResources) available on the Libraries’ website. These are online resources you won’t find on the free internet. eResources include such things as eJournals, indexes, databases, or eBooks. This academic material will be important for many of your course assignments. The eResources webpage allows you to:
- Find eResources by title
- Find articles by subject for a list of key journal article indexes for a given subject
You can also find online reference sources like encyclopedias, government sources, statistical sources and more .
Find it @York: better links to eResources
When you use electronic indexes and databases you are searching a broad range of resources (articles, chapters, books, etc.). York may or may not have these sources. To make it easier to find out what we have and how to get it, look for a Find It @York button in our electronic databases. When you click on the Find It @York button, you will be taken to a screen which will provide with a variety of options for accessing the item.
The Find It York menu may include any of the following:
- Links directly to the full text for the article
- Links to the abstract for the article
- Links to the table of contents for a journal issue
- Links into the Libraries’ catalogue
Look for the button when you are searching in our online databases.