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General Information

My topic: history of  tuberculosis in Canada, esp. Quebec/Ste-Agathe

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Acadlabs login to authenticate as a York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: need to type in name of eresource using “by title” link after logging in.

Finding Resources at the Library

The Library Home Page

Steacie Library Home Page!

Finding Books & Journals

  • Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
    • by author: Lightman Bernard
    • by journal title: journal of the acm
    • by subject: tuberculosis
    • by keyword: tuberculosis and canada
  • 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
  • Worldcat — holdings of a vast number of North American and other libraries, see what exists and where it is.

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.

Many of the other Subject Research Guides found on the home page will be relevant, including the History & Philosophy of Science one.

Article Citation Databases

  • Web of Science — Very good coverage of general social science & humanities fields, very interdisciplinary, deep backfiles from 1898
  • 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

(See History subject page!)

  • JSTOR — full text of various history & history of science journals
    • For JSTOR it is important to use Advanced Search and select “Article” and “History of Science”

Where to publish?

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