Just for fun
- The Joy of Books
- New Spice — Study like a scholar, scholar
- Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?
- What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?
FREE Citation Management Software
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- Zotero and Mendeley are other options
- Library Footnotes, Bibliographies, RefWorks page
- Unlimited free Interlibrary Loan articles via RACER!
- $300 free printing is available at the Libraries
- Using the UofT libraries
- General library-related Grad student info.
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism site and quiz.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — fantastic resource !
- Encyclopedia Britannica — best general resource
- Oxford Reference Online — lots of online dictionaries in science & other fields
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
(and follow up)
- Canada Research Index — Index of documents, we will have most of them
- Government of Canada Publications Catalogue
- Departments & Agencies, Government of Canada
- National Research Council and library & publications
- Environment Canada
- Fisheries & Oceans
- Natural Resources
Finding Resources at the Library
Finding Books & Journals
- Do a search in The York Catalogue:
- by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
- by author: Lightman Bernard
- Google Book Search
- great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
- don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
- Some ebook choices
- Don’t forget to use Advanced Search to search on publishers & authors for Canadian government!
- You can also search on agencies as subjects
These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.
Article Citation Databases
- Canadian Periodical Index
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Historical Abstracts — Indexes major journals in history
- America History & Life
- Web of Science — Very good coverage of general social science & humanities fields, very interdisciplinary
- Scopus — another good general database with citation information, mostly science, but vastly improved coverage of the humanities & social sciences
- ABI Inform and Business Source Premier: full text business search engines
- Remember, it may be handy to add “history” to searches to narrow them down
- ie: ibm and holocaust and history
- ie: film and animation and history and revolutionary
Full Text Databases: articles, newspapers, books
- JSTOR — full text of various STS & history of science journals
- For JSTOR it is important to use Advanced Search and select subject areas
- Canada // “environment canada” // climate change — also with Canadian
- Scholars Portal Journals — full text of millions of articles in all fields, a terrific interdisciplinary database
- “environment canada” // climate change
- Digital Dissertations and at York
- IEEE Xplore — All IEEE journals & proceedings, good historical material on the history of computing
- Canadian Newsstand (don’t forget to search full text)
- try advanced search: “environment canada” // climate change
- Lexis Nexis Academic
- Toronto Star, 1894-2004 (off campus)
- Globe and Mail, 1884-2002 (off campus)
- New York Times deep archives 1851 – 2003.
- London Times Digital archives 1785-1985.
- Factiva: has deep archive for Globe and Mail from late 1970s, may be easier to search
- York Libraries Newspapers page
Where to publish?
- Citation tracking & journal “impact”
- Open Access publishers where the library subsidizes author fees
- Other Open Access resources
- Open DOAR — directory of open access repositories
- arxiv — physics, math & CS papers
- SSRN — social science repository
- RePEc — economics repository
- Pubmed Central
- Pubmed Central Canada (CIHR policy)
- York Space
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Sherpa/Romeo for figuring out publisher OA posting policies
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