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Library Webinar Archives: Policy, Administration, & Security


View recordings of previous Walden University Library webinars.

Advanced Doctoral Search Skills for Policy, Administration, and Criminal Justice at the Walden Library

As a doctoral student, research may seem a little overwhelming. If you are struggling to find information on your dissertation topic, or just want to enhance your research skills, join us in this Library lab where you will learn how to go beyond basic keyword searching. We will explore topics that include subject and index searching, creating search alerts, and what it means to search comprehensively.


Finding the Gap in the Literature through Exploratory Research

In this webinar, we talk about how to use exploratory research to identify a gap in the literature. We will look specifically at how to identify broad concepts with your area of interest and how to use library resources to survey current literature and identify opportunities for further research. We will explore a sample topic in Thoreau and PsycINFO while covering tips and tricks for narrowing your topic and preparing for your literature review.

Introduction to Public Policy & Criminal Justice Research

As a new student, the Walden Library can seem a little overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, what databases are available in my discipline and how do I search them? Whether you just a want a refresher or are completely new to library research, join us for a library lab where you will learn about the resources available to you through the Walden Library! We will focus on searching public policy and criminal justice databases, finding articles, locating course readings, links to authoritative government websites, and other resources that will be helpful to you throughout your program.

Transcript coming soon.

Finding Government Documents

Government documents can play an important role in your scholarly work, whether you are looking for statistics, survey results, or other kinds of government supported research.  There are a variety of places to look for government documents, depending on what you need, and sometimes sought after items can be hard to locate.  

This webinar outlines a variety of resources, many freely available online, that you can use to find government documents.

Tests & Measures Lab

Learn how to find tests and measures at Walden Library and beyond. Reliability and validity are also covered in this session. 

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