You have been assigned a topic to research for your annotated bibliography. Below you will find information about the library including where and how to search for research articles. A sample search is provided to give you an idea of what the search page will look like.
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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. Click the Select a Subject drop-down from the Walden Library Home Page.
2. Choose Education from the options.
3. Now choose Education Source from the list of education databases.
You may 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.
In the top search box type: first generation
In the middle search box type: retention OR persistence OR dropout OR success*
Note: the asterisk (*) allows you to capture variant endings for a word - success/successful
5. Under the search boxes, click inside the check mark boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".
Here's what the search page will look like:
6. Click the Search button.
Notice that sometimes your search terms will include the opposite of what you're looking for: dropout issues may be mentioned in articles about retention, for example.
This is just a sample search. You can enter any topical group in the first search box (minority, LGBT, Hispanic, African American, single parent, etc.). Be sure to keep an eye out for synonyms; by adding in synonyms separated by the word OR you can capture different ways of expressing a concept.
Click on any of the Tutorial links below for additional help on specific topics:
If you need more information about the writing aspect of your annotated bibliography, please look at the following resources: