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EDUC 6177 Week 4: Week 4

Ask A Librarian

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.

Mobile devices in the classroom can enhance the learning experience and they can be a distraction.   Ideas for search strategies are outlined below,

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: mobile device


In the second search box type:  classroom


In the third search box type:  higher education OR college OR university


Add a row by clicking on the plus sign to the right of the third search box


In the added search box type:  enhance* OR benefit

Note: the asterisk (*) allows you to capture variant endings - enhance/enhancement


Here's what the search page will look like:



5. Click the Search button.


This is just a sample search.  You can try specific multimedia platforms, search distract* OR problem instead of benefits ... Try different combinations to see what search string brings back the best results for you.


You can also try searching implement* for implementation as well as strateg* AND educational tech*

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