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Financial Literacy Library Guide: Articles & Research

RESEARCH ARTICLES BY YSU PROFESSORS

Many of the articles published in academic journals relating to financial literacy were published by professors at Youngstown State University. Dr. Ronald P. Volpe, Professor of Finance, Williamson College of Business Administration, has partnered with various other faculty & professionals to publish research findings in the area of financial literacy. Following is a list of links to some of their work:

Mortgage Meltdown Reveals Importance of Financial Literacy Education
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Kathleen Mumaw, CMA, MBA, Asst. Professor of Accounting & Finance, YSU
Journal of Personal Finance, Vol. 9 (2010), 61-77

National Attention to Financial Illiteracy Creates Wealth of Educator Resources
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Kathleen Mumaw, CMA, MBA, Asst. Professor of Accounting & Finance, YSU
The Ohio Business Technology Educator, Volume LXVIII (2010), 23-47

Financial Illiteracy and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Kathleen Mumaw, CMA, MBA, Asst. Professor of Accounting & Finance, YSU
Journal of Business and Accounting, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 2009), 17-31

A Survey of Board Financial Literacy
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Peter Woodlock, Professor of Accounting & Finance, Youngstown State University
Corporate Finance Review, Vol. 12, No. 5 (March/April 2008), 16-21

An Analysis of the Importance of Personal Finance Topics and the Level of Knowledge Possessed by Working Adults
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Haiyang Chen, Director Financial Learning Center, Cotsakos College of Business
Sheen Liu, Dept. of Accounting & Finance, Youngstown State University
Financial Services Review 15 (2006), 81-98

Financial Literacy, Education, and Services in the Workplace
Haiyang Chen, Director Financial Learning Center, Cotsakos College of Business
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
B>Quest (Business Quest): Journal of Applied Topics in Business & Economics (2005)

Gender Differences in Personal Financial Literacy Among College Students
Haiyang Chen, Director Financial Learning Center, Cotsakos College of Business
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Financial Services Review 11 (2002), 289-307

A Survey of Investment Literacy Among Online Investors
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Joseph E. Kotel, Staff Accountant, Falcon Transport, Youngstown, Ohio
Haiyang Chen, Professor Finance, Cotsakos College of Business
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 2002

Personal Financial Literacy: The Missing Dimension in Business Education
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Haiyang Chen, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Joseph J. Pavlicko, M.B.A., Unites States International University in San Diego
The Ohio Business Teacher, Volume LVIII, October 1999

An Analysis of Personal Financial Literacy Among College Students
Haiyang Chen, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Financial Services Review 7(2): 107-128, 1998

Personal Investment Literacy Among College Students: A Survey
Ronald P. Volpe, Ph.D., CFP, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Haiyang Chen, Professor of Finance, Youngstown State University
Joseph J. Pavlicko, Business Analyst for Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania
Financial Practice and Education, Fall/Winter 1996, 86-94

BUSINESS DATABASES: FINDING ARTICLES

Use the databases listed below to search for business articles and other types of business information. Many articles may be found full-text, while others may only be indexed. If you are unable to locate the full text of an article, check Maag Journal Finder to view print & electronic holdings for the journal. If MJF does not lead you to the full text, use the Request Forms to order the article electronically. InterLibrary Loan can locate most articles and will email you with a PDF attachment. This process takes approximately one week.

Click on the database titles below. When off campus, you will be required to authenticate with your last name and YSU ID# (“Y” number found on your YSU ID).

For complete list of available databases, see A-Z Research Databases.


Business Source CompleteBUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE
 Scholarly business database providing full text journals in all disciplines of business. Additional content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.


Business Abstracts with Full TextBUSINESS ABSTRACTS WITH FULL TEXT
Business magazines and scholarly journals. Full text articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995 and access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.


Entrepreneurial Studies SourceENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES SOURCE
Topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. Full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV. Subjects covered include business planning, communications, innovations, management, marketing, organizational behavior, product development, raising capital, risk taking, and more.


Academic Search CompleteACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
 Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.


EconLit ECONLIT
EconLit, the American Economic Association’s database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. Contains more than 785,000 records from 1969-present and covers virtually every area related to economics.


Electronic Journal CenterELECTRONIC JOURNAL CENTER
Includes the full text of more than 7000 online research journals covering many subject areas. Most electronic indexes available to the Ohio academic community link from article citations to the full text in the EJC.


JSTORJSTOR (Journal Storage)
High-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.
JSTOR is not a current issues database. Due to the archival mission, there may be a gap (1-5 years) between the most recent journal issue and back issues available.


LexisNexis Academic LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC
Provides access to news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 7,000 sources, most in full text. Covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal & state court opinions, federal & state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.


MasterFILE PremierMASTERFILE PREMIER (Popular Magazines)
Full text for over 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. Also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,510 periodicals. Contains full text for reference & travel books; biographies; primary source documents; an image college of photos, maps, and flags.


NBER Working Papers NBER WORKING PAPERS
Full subscription to National Bureau of Economic Research working papers.

   ◊ The Age of Reason: Financial Decisions Over the Lifecycle (2007)

   ◊ The Credit Ratings Game (2009)
   ◊ Debt Literacy, Financial Experiences, and Overindebtedness (2009)
   ◊ Financial Literacy Among the Young: Evidence & Implications for Consumer Policy (2009)
   ◊ Financial Literacy and Planning: Implications for Retirement Well-Being (2011)
   ◊ Financial Literacy and Stock Market Participation (2007)
   ◊ Financial Literacy and the Financial Crisis (2012)
   ◊ Financial Literacy: An Essential Tool for Informed Consumer Choice? (2008)
   ◊ Financial Literacy Around the World: An Overview (2011)
   ◊ Financial Literacy, Retirement Planning, and Household Wealth (2011)
   ◊ Financial Literacy, Schooling, and Wealth Accumulation (2010)
   ◊ Financial Knowledge and Financial Literacy at the Household Level (2010)
   ◊ Household Saving Behavior: The Role of Financial Literacy, Information, and Financial Education
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(2008)
   ◊ How Ordinary Consumers Make Complex Economic Decisions: Financial Literacy and Retirement
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(2009)
   ◊ New Ways to Make People Save: A Social Marketing Approach (2009)
   ◊ Numeracy, Financial Literacy, and Financial Decision-Making (2012)
   ◊ The Outlook for Financial Literacy (2011)
   ◊ Planning and Financial Literacy: How Do Women Fare? (2008)
   ◊ What Does Financial Literacy Training Teach Us? (2010)


Newspaper SourceNEWSPAPER SOURCE
Full text for 185 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. Selective full text for 392 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.


Regional Business NewsREGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS (Last 30 Days)
Full text newswires that incorporate news information from all over the world. Covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. Contains only the most recent 30 days of information from each wire source.


TOPICSearchTOPICSEARCH
Current events database exploring social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Contains full text articles from magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, public opinion polls, EBSCO’s Current Issues database, and government information.