For this week's discussion you need to find articles on change or strategic change from a field other than Education. To do this you can either choose a database from another field, or use Thoreau, our multi-database search tool.
In the boxes below you'll find information about:
You can access the library's article databases by going to the Articles by Topic page in the library. Once there you will have to decide if you want to search in a subject database or in Thoreau, our multi-database search tool.
A subject database focuses on one particular subject area, such as business, education, or psychology. To select a subject area and database, follow these steps:
1. From the library website, look for the Subject Resources box and click on the Select a subject drop-down:
2. This example uses Business and Management, but you can select any subject area.
3. Select a database from the list. The most-recommended database for each subject area is listed first. This example uses Business Source Complete. You may need to log in with your myWalden user name and password.
Thoreau is a "discovery tool," which means that it includes articles, books, and more from a variety of different subject areas. It does not cover all of the Walden Library's collections, but it does include a very large proportion. It's a good tool when you're looking for information that is cross-disciplinary, or that may be published in journals from multiple subject areas.
1. From the Library home page, you can use the main search box.
2. Thoreau searches multiple databases so this search box casts a wide net. You may have to log in with your myWalden user name and password.
Once you are in a database, you will be ready to build your search. See the box below for advice about building a keyword search in a database.
Although each database will look a bit different, they all follow the same basic structure and offer many of the same options.
Below are examples of the same search in both a subject database and Thoreau.