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EDUC 6262 Week 4 Discussion: Week 4 Discussion

Searching in the Library

You are asked to look for metrics that can be used to measure program quality

A sample search is provided below to give you a place to start as you begin your research,

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.

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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 within each line.  In our example we're searching critical thinking.

 

In the top search box type: program quality

 

In the second search box type:  metrics OR data

 

Note: From the drop-down to the right of the search box choose AB Abstract for both search boxes

 

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

 

Here's what the search page will look like:

 

 

5. Click the Search button.

 

 

Scan the results list and the abstracts of any articles that work for you to see what other vocabulary you can add to your search.   Try different combinations to see what brings back the best results list.

Educaton Databases

For more help

Look at these guides for additional help:

Keyword searching

How to use AND, OR and NOT

Peer-review