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Research Module One

Finding Professor Wendt's Articles

For Professor Wendt's course you will be required to locate a number of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as video and World Wide Web resources. This module will help you get started with your first research assignment, which is to locate articles written by Professor Wendt.

If you have questions about research, please feel free to contact Michael Alewine for assistance.

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Michael Alewine
Outreach/Distance Education Librarian
Email: michael.alewine@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.522.5743

Accessing Business Source Complete

Start at the Library's homepage - http://www.uncp.edu/library/

Next, click the Electronic Resources link (see image below)

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Select the Business & Economics subject page from the pull-down menu (see image below)

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Business & Economics Subject Page

When the subject page opens, take a moment to look at the various resources listed. Also, click the About links to see descriptions of the resources. Click the Business Source Complete link (see image below)

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Off-Campus Access

In order to access databases from off campus, you must create a library PIN (password). Please read the following two brief guides (the free Adobe Reader is required):

1. Creating a Personal Identification Number (PIN)

2. Accessing Electronic Resources from Off Campus

IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS DATABASES FROM OFF CAMPUS THEN CONTACT THE REFERENCE DESK AT 910.521.6656

Author Search

The database will open to the Advanced Search Screen (see image below).

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Your assignment is to locate articles written by Professor Wendt that concern mortgages. In order to do this, you will need to complete an author search. You will see three search boxes. In the first box, enter wendt, william. Next, select AU Author from the pull-down menu to the right of the first search box. Then click the Search button (see image below).

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The Results List

Article results are displayed on the results list. In this particular database, there are two articles written by Professor Wendt (please keep in mind that there maybe additional articles available in other databases). Click one of the article title links to see the citation information (see image below).

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The Article Citation

At the top of the article is the article citation. This contains important information that is necessary to cite this article in a bibliography. Citation information includes the author, title, source, and publication information (date, volume number, issue number, and page numbers). Also included is an abstract, which is a summary of what the article contains. The full text (complete article) is below the citation. You can read this article online, and using the icons at the top of the citation, you can print it, save it to a disk, or email it to yourself or to someone else (see image below).

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Review Video

Watch a short flash video of the process detailed above. Click Here to Start Video.

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