Library Resources

Access library journal databases

Journal Databases:

-How to access journal databases from  campus or home

More database help
- EbscoHost Quick Reference Guide
- Electronic Databases: Timesavers and Tips
- Boolean Operators

Contact Library Staff at 867 668.8870 or send an e-mail to

Copyright: making copies of materials to distribute to students

Yukon College applies the principles of Fair Dealing for copies of copyrighted work used for education or research.


Teachers, instructors, professors, and staff members in non-profit educational institutions may communicate and reproduce, in paper or electronic form, short excerpts from a copyright-protected work for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education,satire, and parody.

Copying or communicating short excerpts from a copyrightprotected work under these Fair Dealing Guidelines for the purpose of news reporting, criticism, or review should mention the source and, if given in the source, the name of the author or creator of the work.

A single copy of a short excerpt from a copyright-protected work may be provided or communicated to each student enrolled in a class or course:
a. as a class handout;
b. as a posting to a learning or course-management system that is password protected or otherwise restricted to students of a school or postsecondary educational institution;
c. as part of a course pack.

A short excerpt means:
a. up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work);
b. one chapter from a book;
c. a single article from a periodical;
d. an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works;
e. an entire newspaper article or page;
f. an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright protected work containing other poems or musical scores;
g. an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work.


Copying or communicating multiple short excerpts from the same copyright-protected work with the intention of copying or communicating substantially the entire work is prohibited.

Copying or communicating that exceeds the limits in these Fair Dealing Guidelines may be referred to a supervisor or other person designated by the educational institution for evaluation. An evaluation of whether the proposed copying or communication is permitted under fair dealing will be made based on all relevant circumstances.

Any fee charged by the educational institution for communicating or copying a short excerpt from a copyright protected
work must be intended to cover only the costs of the institution, including overhead costs.

Copyright: videos in the classroom

The Copyright Act permits showing an audiovisual work such as a DVD or video as long as the work is not an infringing copy or the person responsible for the showing has no reasonable grounds to believe it is an infringing copy.

Teachers can show audiovisual works purchased or rented from a retail store, a copy borrowed from the library, a copy borrowed from a friend, and a YouTube video.

Showing movies from subscription services in the classroom is governed by the terms of the agreement between the subscriber and the subscription service. If the agreement provides that use is limited to “personal” or “household” use, for example, then classroom use is not permitted under the agreement.

The Copyright Act does not permit screening a video without a licence if there is no intent to use the video for study or research.

Find articles for a research paper

Check some of our databases. Databases can be accessed freely anywhere from the College, but you need an active library account for remote access.

For specific database help, please refer to the Database Help page on the Library website:

Find books at Yukon College Library
Help searching for and locating research information

There are several research strategies you can try. First of all, try to think of your research question: can it be more specific? Or maybe it is too specific and it needs to be broadened? Is it a new field of study or something that other people have already investigated? Some strategies on how to work on the preliminary phases of research can be found on the Workshop on the Information Search Process for Research (WISPR):

Second, what type of information do you need to answer your question? Is it general, like information from a newspaper or encyclopedia, or more specific, like statistics, scientific data or analysis? Depending on your question, you may need a combination of both. The library provides access to a wide range of books and databases that could help you answer your question. If you need help searching for books, please refer to the Catalogue Help section of the website. For database help, you can refer to Database help.

Third, you may be employing a search strategy that does not work properly for the tool you are using at the moment. Databases return better results when you use Boolean Operators, for example. You may also need to think of different keywords and use a combination of related keywords and synonyms in order to retrieve relevant results. For more information on research strategies, refer to the Research Strategies section.

Fourth, it might be the case that you are using the wrong tool for the question you have in mind. Try selecting a different database based on the general subject or discipline related to your question. Review our subject guides for more information or contact the Library Services at if you have more questions.

Help with citations/bibliography
Problems accessing library databases remotely

Check the answers below and see which one applies to you.

1) You are not able to login to the remote resources page

Most common reasons:

a)  Problems with your Library account

Remote access to library databases is only allowed to current Library patrons whose status is "good". In other words, if you don't have a library account, if your account hasn't been updated for the current term, or if you have outstanding fines blocking your account, you will not be able to login to a database remotely. To either of these cases, contact the Library directly at (867) 668-8870 or through the e-mail

b) Your account number is incorrect

Make sure you enter your full student number. E.g. 000012345. All zeroes must be included!

c) Your password is incorrect

Your password for remote database access is not necessarily the same that you use for computer or e-mail access. Your password for Library resources shouldn't be longer than 7 digits. If unsure about what your password is or if you need to reset it, contact the Library at (867) 668-8870 or through the e-mail

2) You are able to login to the remote resources page, but you see an error after clicking on a database name

Most common reasons:

a) This may be a temporary problem with the database provider. Wait for a few minutes and try again. Try also clearing your browser history and cache.

b) Some browsers work better than others for database search. We recommend using Firefox or Chrome.

c) There might be an authentication issue between the database provider and the Library. If none of the suggestions above works for you, take a screenshot of the error page and send it to, or fill in an IT Help ticket. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Records Management

The Records Management function has been transferred over to Finance. You can contact the new records manager, Samara Robertson-Lawless, at 867-456-6953.

Writing and composition help

The Library team can help you to find, use, and cite resources.

The Academic Support Centre is the best place for specific questions about assignments or essay writing. They can be reached at 867.456.6996.