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ECON 485: Economics of Sports

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Using Databases

Need help navigating a database?

  1. Look for the help menu, sometimes a question mark. Every database has search tips and tutorials.
  2. Ask a UNC Librarian, even from right in the database.

Searching Google Scholar is a popular way to find articles. Why search in library databases too?

  1. Library databases can give you more targeted results, saving you time sifting through results to find what you want/need.
  2. Library databases are already paid for, which means you won't click on an article just to see that it costs a lot of money.

Tips for Searching Google Scholar (watch a video)

  1. Set UNC Chapel Hill as your Library Links. From scholar.google.com, go to "Settings". Click on "Library links" and then add "University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill" from the search bar. (watch a video)
  2. Install Unpaywall, the browser extension that harvests legal open access content across the web. If you find a great article in Google Scholar that UNC doesn't have access to, Unpaywall may find an open, freely available version.
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