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EDUC 6758 Library Research: Library Research

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.

Educaton Databases

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. Click the Select a Subject drop-down from the Walden Library Home Page.

 

 

2. Choose Education from the subject options

 

3. Now choose the database Education Source from the list of education databases.


You may 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.

 

In the top search box type:  data driven OR data based

 

In the middle search box type:  decision

 

In the third box type:  literacy

 

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:

Limit your results

Check the box for scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals and change the date to find only recent results:

Image of the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals check box in Ebsco

 

Image of the date limit option in Ebsco

 

This is what the limiters look like on the EBSCO search page:

Learn more about limiters.