APA style is a widely-used multi-purpose citation style.
- York University Library Catalogue
Contains YUL's book, ebook, and journal holdings.
- Google Books
The full text of many books is searchable through Google Books. Look up a book here to see if it is worth borrowing or tracking down.
- Global Health Database (World Health Organization)
Indexes scientific and technical literature on health. Provided free of charge online by the World Health Organization. Allows searching of various regional indexes (Africa, Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, South-East Asian, and Western Pacific) together or separately, as well as several global indexes.
- Native Health Database
Indexes literature related to the health of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. Provided free of charge online by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.
- Expanded Academic ASAP
Provides access to the full-text of more than 3,500 periodicals including more than 2,000 scholarly journals. Citations (or abstracts) are provided for an additional 1,500 titles. Coverage of a wide variety of topics in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences makes it an excellent database for the initial stages of research.
- CBCA Complete
This database, with 600 full text titles, is the most comprehensive Canadian reference collection available today. Accessible to readers and researchers at every level, CBCA Complete features a highly-respected, diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
- Google Scholar
A subset of regular Google, it allows users to search for articles from all disciplines. Content is heavily skewed towards scholarly and scientific information; however, humanities and social science content is present, as is non-scholarly material.
Databases usually only contain information about articles, not the articles themselves. Here are three ways to get the full text of a journal article that you've identified in a database:
- Use the Get It @ York button to see if the library has a copy (electronically or in print).
- Search for the article in Google Scholar to see if there is a free copy online or use this Google Scholar link to check library subscriptions.
- Use RACER (interlibrary loan) to get an electronic copy of the article emailed to you from another university library.
Need a book or article that's not in our catalogue? Use RACER (our interlibrary loan system) to borrow it from another university library.
For more help, visit a related subject guide.