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EDUC 6177 Week 3 Assignment 1: Week 3 Assignment 1

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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.

Searching in the Library

You are asked to research new technologies and multimedia resources for adult learners throughout this course. 

In this week's discussion the sample search used social network* OR social media.

What other terminology can you search for this topic?

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.


Consider the following searches and try both so that you can compare the results.

First search:


In the top search box type: emerging tech*


In the second search box type:  adult education OR adult learning OR adult learners


Note: Using the asterisk (*) allows you to capture variant endings - tech/technology/technologies


Second search:


In the top search box type: educational tech*


In the second search box type:  adult education OR adult learning OR adult learners


Can you see other terminology in the results that you want to try?

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