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EDDD 8011 Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

You have been assigned a topic to research for your annotated bibliography.  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.

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:

Educaton Databases

Writing Center help

For additional information on the writing aspect of your annotated bibliography, please see the following links from the Writing Center. 

Quick Answer: How do I write an annotated Bibliography?

Writing Center: Annotated Bibliographies