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EDUC 7006 Module 3 Assignment: Module 3 Assignment

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This week you will have to find resources that are credible. The boxes on this page will help you search the Walden Library databases for articles.

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:

Limiting 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.

Evaluating Resources

Do you know how to select the best resources for your project?

Learn more about evaluating for

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Objectivity
  • Currency
  • Coverage

Video: Watch a Search

Video: Sample Search in an Education Database

(2 min 29 sec) Recorded Aug 2016
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