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EDSD 7062 Final Project: Annotated Bibliography

Finding articles for your bibliography

Part of your final project for the class is an annotated bibliography.

Throughout this course, you will develop a plan for collaborating with other teachers to support content area literacy and learning. You also create a presentation in which you focus on how content area teachers may emphasize disciplinary literacy. In addition, you research and find scholarly articles supporting disciplinary literacy for student learning.

Below are instructions to help you find scholarly articles.

Searching for articles

The Education Research page is the place to find recommended databases for your searches.  Below is a sample search in Education Source, the best place to start searching for articles on your education related topic.  Follow these steps to run your search:

1.  From the Library homepage, go to the Subject Resources box.

Subject Resources Select a subject box

2.  Click on Select a subject and choose Education from the drop-down list.  Now you will be at the Education Research guide. This guide has links to the databases used most often for Education research.

3. Now choose the database:  Education Source.  You will have to login with your myWalden email and password.



4. Now you are on a search screen with three Search boxes.  Break your topic down into just keywords and type one concept or keyword(s) per box, separating synonyms with the word OR.  The example below illustrates a search for technology trends in higher education:


In the top search box type:  technology OR technological


In the middle search box type:  trends


In the third box type:  higher education


Here's what the search boxes will look like:



5. Under the search boxes, click inside the check mark boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".



6. Click the Search button.


Look through the articles' subject lines and abstracts if you need additional vocabulary to search.


For more information about how to choose keywords and combine them for the most effective searches look at these guides:

Writing Center help

For additional information on the writing aspect of your annotated bibliography, please see the following links from the Writing Center. 

Quick Answer: How do I write an annotated Bibliography?

Writing Center: Annotated Bibliographies