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What does Thoreau search?

Thoreau searches most of the Library's collection, but not everything. See a full list of what databases are included in Thoreau.

Articles available in full text will have a PDF or HTML link, or the Find @ Walden button:

Find at Walden

The Find @ Walden full text service looks for full text in other databases available at Walden.

Tips for using Thoreau:

  • If the Find @ Walden service does not successfully locate full text, search for the item directly through the database where it's located. This information is available in the citation.
    • Why didn't it find full text?  Locating full text through the Find @ Walden service is not a perfect science. This service may fail for a variety of reasons, including the publisher providing inaccurate information for a title to the content provider, and the journal being recently dropped by the content provider.
  • If you're doing a comprehensive literature review:  It's fine to start with Thoreau, but searching the individual databases relevant to your topic will ensure you cover everything and allow you to create more precise searches using database-specific limiters and subject terms.

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