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EDUC 6180 Week 3 Assignment: Week 3 Assignment

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Education Research

This link will take you to the main page for education research, with links to resources selected to meet the needs of education scholar-practitioners.

Assignment

This week's assignment tasks you to "Investigate the use of technology in assessment online and in the Walden Library."

On this page you will find a sample search to help you use Library databases effectively.  There are also links to additional resources found on the Library website.

If you have questions please don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian (link on the left). 

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.

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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:

Tutorials

Click on any of the Tutorial links below for additional help on specific topics:

Other help pages

How to choose a topic (finding a topic that's not too broad or too narrow)

Keyword searching (how to determine the best words to search)

Boolean search operators (how to put your keywords together)

Peer review (find out what it means and why it's important)

How to find full text