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CNS 721: Research and Statistical Analysis in Counseling (Online): Stuck?

Resources, tutorials, and readings for CNS 721: Research and Statistical Analysis in Counseling

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Sometimes things don't work the way they're supposed to. This is espcially true online, where links can break and content can sometimes disappear. These tutorials will help you find articles you need even when technology has failed you miserably.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Finding an Article

Let's say you need to find the full text of this article:

Humor in Counseling: Leader Perspectives,by Eugene Goldin, Terry Bordan, Daniel L.Araoz, Samuel T. Gladding, David Kaplan, John Krumboltz, and Arnold Lazarus, Journal of Counseling and Development, 2006, Volume 84, pages 397 - 404

  1. The very first step you would want to take is to identify the title of the article. In this case, you can tell it's "Humor in Counseling: Leader Perspectives."
  2. The next step you would take is to enter the full title in the search box on the library homepage: http://zsr.wfu.edu. Use quotation marks around the title to show it's a complete phrase!
  3. The article should be in the first few results! Don't be tricked: sometimes there are other articles about the one you're looking for that will show up first!
  4. Click on the title and you'll find a page that looks something like this:

Note that there is a link for "Full Text." You will want to click that to access the actual article you are looking for.

Back-Up Solution!

Let's say that didn't work. The next step you'll want to take is to identify the different parts of the citation:

Humor in Counseling: Leader Perspectives,by Eugene Goldin, Terry Bordan, Daniel L.Araoz, Samuel T. Gladding, David Kaplan, John Krumboltz, and Arnold Lazarus, Journal of Counseling and Development, 2006, Volume 84, pages 397 - 404


Article Title: Humor in Counseling: Leader Perspectives

Authors: Eugene Goldin, Terry Bordan, Daniel L.Araoz, Samuel T. Gladding, David Kaplan, John Krumboltz, and Arnold Lazarus

Journal: Journal of Counseling and Development

Date: 2006

Volume/Issue: Volume 84

Pages: 397-404

  1. Now, the first thing you do is go to the ZSR homepage and click on "journals" at the top of the page.
  2. Search for "Journal of Counseling and Development" --with the quotation marks!
  3. Under your results you will note that there is a list of links, the first of which says "from 09/01/1984 to 1 year ago in Academic Search Complete" Follow that link!
  4. Click the "+2006" in the right sidebar to see all the issues from that year and select the fourth one. I'd recommend starting there because the late 300s/early 400s page numbers would probably be later in the year.
  5. Scroll down until you see the article.
  6. Click the Full Text link!
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