Locating Articles

Article databases (e.g., periodical indexes) primarily identify articles from journals, newspapers or magazines, and they also occasionally refer to books and other formats. To locate the full-text of an article, you may have one of several options:

If a link labelled “full text”, “PDF” or “HTML”  appears in the database beside the article of interest, click on this link to retrieve it.

If     appears in the database, click this button to identify if any full-text options are available. Click on one of the options given. You may then have to navigate to the exact volume, issue and page number.

If no full-text is available online, the article you want may be available in a print journal located in the library. Follow the York University Libraries Catalogue link to determine the location and call number of the print journal in the library, if available. Also note the year, volume, issue, and page number for the article. Access the journal in the appropriate location in the same way that you would access a book.


For further information about finding articles visit the York University Libraries Research Guide on Finding Journal Articles.