How do I find articles using library databases?


Using OneSearch to Find Articles (and more)

You can use OneSearch to search all of York Library's databases at once, but there are other tools in OneSearch that can also help you manage your research. Use OneSearch to:

  • Begin your research.
  • Look for a combination of books, journal articles, and/or e-books, on a specific topic.
  • Find a specific title of an article or a book, or a specific author.
  • Match a citation to an article.
  • Manage your library account.

The library has a detailed guide on using this search tool here: OneSearch: Where to Begin

If you already have some keywords in mind, you can type them in the search bar below to find full text articles:



We have brief video tutorials on using OneSearch Basic Search and using the OneSearch Advanced Search options.

OneSearch also has tools to help you organize your research and get citations. You can also find a brief video tutorial on using the citation tools in OneSearch.


Library Databases

You can go directly to any of the library databases on the Databases and More page, where all library databases are listed alphabetically. If you're not sure the name of the database you should use, you can browse our Databases by Subject guide to identify a good database for your research topic.


Remote Access

You can log in to view full text resources remotely by using the CUNY Login. Note that the York VPN is not recommended for accessing library resources..


Help from Home

The library also has a guide on how to find a variety of resources and tools you can use to access library services and materials from off campus. For more info, see: Help from Home.


Personal Research Consultations

If you need more help, York librarians are available for in-depth assistance with your research assignments. Learn how to:

  • Focus your research topic
  • Plan your research strategy
  • Identify relevant sources of information
  • Find and evaluate sources efficiently

Use the form to schedule an online research consultation with a Library Faculty member:

  • Last Updated Mar 08, 2022
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