Professor asked me to locate article " Note: choose the ProQuest platform that includes year 1981". I do not see that option.


Deming, W. E. (1981). Improvement of quality and productivity through action by management. National Productivity Review (Pre-1986), 1(1), 12-12

Answered By: Kimberly Boyd
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017     Views: 141


I'm think that your professor is directing you to locate this article through the Library Catalog instead of from going directly into the database.  You can do that by following these steps:

1. Go to the library catalog at

2. Click on Library Links at the top right of the screen and choose Citation Finder/Journals from the drop down menu. 

3. Type the name of the journal that you are searching for in the search box and then click on find journals.  In this case the title will be National Productivity Review.

4. The results list will tell you that we do have coverage of this journal in ABI/Inform and you will choose the link that gives coverage from 1981 to 1985.  

5. When you click on this link you will be asked to sign in using your 6 digit ID number and the beginning of your student email address.  After you enter this information you will be taken into the database where you can find the article that you want by scrolling to the bottom of the page and choosing the appropriate year of coverage (1981) and then by choosing the 1st volume and 1st issue. 

Clicking on December 1, 1981 will take you into the entire first issue and you can look for the article by title or page number from there.  I hope that this is helpful to you.

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