Finding journal articles

Subject Guides identify key databases within each subject area. You should be checking other guides for material relevant to your reseach. For example: Anthropology, Business & Management, Canadian History, Canadian Studies, Economics, Health, Indigenous Studies, Law, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.

A small sample of relevant databases:

Databases Specific to Indigenous Studies:

For historical digitization projects use

Good to know:

  1. Use RSS Feeds or Create Alerts to have citations sent to you as a database is updated.
  2. Within a database, limit your search to scholarly articles when it is appropriate to disregard other resources.
  3. Never limit to full-text only as we may subscribe to the journal you find from another vendor.  Use the Get it! icon to search for the full text when it is not immediately available.
  4. Look for the option to set up an RSS feed or to Create an Alert.  You are then notified when a new entry is added to the database that meets your search criteria.
Content last reviewed: June 13, 2019