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EDUC 6762 Week 3: Week 3 Discussion

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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.

Researching study abroad

You are tasked with finding reasons why faculty and staff at your university are not focusing on or supporting study abroad programs, as well as determining how to build support for, and argue the importance of, incorporating study abroad programs.

Below is a sample search in Education Source, one of the databases available in the Walden Library.

Sample article search

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, separating synonyms with the word OR within each line.


In the top search box type: study abroad OR foreign study


From the drop-down menu to the right select AB Abstract to add focus


In the middle search box type: benefit


Here's what the search page will look like:



6. Click the Search button.


This is just a sample search.  Try another search using the word  barrier instead of benefit.  You can explore the results lists for additional vocabulary to broaden your search.   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.

Educaton Databases


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