Do you have a list of Journals that your professor has assigned to your class? You can easily find out if such journal(s) exist in any of the library's database by following the following instructions
Looking for an article you have the citation for? Refer to Read a Citation video demonstration.
Subject Specific Databases
Do you know the difference between primary and secondary sources? A primary source is the firsthand accounts of an event, witnessed or written by a person who was present at the time of the event. Whereas a secondary source in a interpretation of the primary source. Examples of primary source include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, statistical data, autobiography, Interviews and speeches, and surveys. In the natural and social sciences, primary sources are often empirical studies—research where an experiment was performed or a direct observation was made. The results of empirical studies are typically found in scholarly articles or papers delivered at conferences. Examples of secondary sources are book reviews, popular magazines, newspapers, biographies, articles that discuss or evaluate another original research, and literary criticism.
Access by IP address/library barcode:
- Click a yellow box to access a database while on campus (or by IP address).
- Click a green house to access a database remotely (off campus). You will be prompted to enter your Library ID barcode number. You can also access the databases after first logging into the York VPN. See Remote Access to Databases for troubleshooting off-campus access.
Remote access by VPN
For Remote Access, you can also log into York VPN:
After logging into VPN once, you can then access all of the reference databases from off-campus by clicking on their yellow links. (Call the I.T. Help Desk, x5311, for VPN account info).
You can also click the link below for a video demonstration