This Guide on the Side tutorial is designed to help you learn how to navigate the UA Main Library Research Databases from your D2L course site and how to utilize the Research Databases to conduct research.
Instructions will appear in the left-side pane of this tutorial. Follow them as you navigate for yourself in the screen that appears to the right.
When you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:
Begin by signing in to D2L
From the Course homepage, click on the Library Tools tab
to access a customized page of Research Database tools for Retail and Consumer Science students.
The page should look like this:
The sources in the red box are those that I think will be most helpful in finding articles for this class; however, please explore additional research databases, which can be accessed through the link at the bottom of the Find Articles section.
Google Scholar and Web of Science are two additional databases that you may find helpful when conducting research for this class.
Can you find them?
Step 1: link to the UA Main Library Research Databases
Step 2: from the Research Database homepage, scroll over to "G" and left click on it.
Step 3: Scroll down the page until you find Google Scholar. Left click on the name to access the information page for the Google Scholar database.
Step 4: Access Google Scholar.
From this information page you can view a tutorial on how to use Google Scholar or enter the database.
Let's conduct a search in Google Scholar for articles relating to Consumer Behavior and Prospect Theory.
1. Type "consumer behavior and prospect theory" in the search box.
2. Left click on to execute the search
The search should return the following screen:
Try it on your own!
Search Google Scholar for "consumer behavior and anchoring". Refine your search to items published between 2010 and 2017. What is the first journal article returned?
Here is what a search for "consumer behavior and anchoring" for items published between 2010 and 2017 should return:
Can you find the Web of Science database?
First, return to the Research Database homepage
Next, find the databases that begin with W
Then scroll down to Web of Science and left click on the name to enter the database.
Let's try a search of the Web of Science
Topic search for "consumer behavior and prospect theory"
Refine your search to a book chapter
Further refine your search by the Category of Economics.
What is the first citation returned from your search?
Return to the Library Tool tab in our D2L course site and open Business Source Complete.
To conduct a search for articles on consumer behavior theory published in English between 2007 and 2017 in Scholarly Peer Reviewed Journals you would use the following search criteria:
How did you do?
Your search should have returned the following top 3 articles:
If not check your search terms and the search limiters
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