You have been tasked with researching challenges in teaching a subject area of your choice.
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.
If you are having trouble finding what you need please don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian (link on the left).
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: teaching methods OR effective teaching
In the middle search box type: math*
Note: the asterisk allows you to capture variant endings - math/mathematics
To add focus select AB Abstract from the drop-down to the right of the search boxes
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.
What other search combinations can you think of? You could try searching learning challenge OR subject mastery in the first box with you subject in the second box. Try different searches to see what gives you the best results list.
Click on any of the Tutorial links below for additional help on specific topics: