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Finding Journal Articles at York Libraries

To identify journal articles on a specific topic, use a periodical database (also known as a "periodical index" or an "article database"). There are many different periodical databases available through York University Libraries. Some are subject-specific (e.g. Sociological Abstracts, PsycINFO), while others are multi-disciplinary (e.g. Expanded Academic ASAP, CBCA Complete).

For business articles, see Guide to Finding Business Articles.


  1. Select an appropriate database
  2. Search the database
  3. Find the articles
  4. Scholarly vs. popular articles
  5. How to identify a peer-reviewed journal

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