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.
Break your topic down into key concepts and enter one concept per line, separating the synonyms with the word OR within each line. This example shows a search for first-generation college student's success.
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 year experience program
In the middle search box type: college OR university OR higher education
In the third search box type: success* OR achieve*
Note: the asterisk (*) allows you to capture irregular plurals and variant endings
5. Under the search boxes, click inside the check mark boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed". You can also limit the dates by giving a start date (the current date will default as the ending date).
Here's what the search page will look like:
6. Click the Search button.
This is just a sample search. You can explore the results lists for additional vocabulary. Be sure to keep an eye out for synonyms; by adding in synonyms separated by the word OR you can capture the different ways a concept might be discussed in the literature.