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EDUC 6262 Week 5 Application: Week 5 Application

Searching in the Library

You are asked to research the validity and differences between classroom-based, or original assessment and standardized tests.

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.



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: higher education OR college OR university


In the second search box type:  standardized tests

Note: From the drop-down to the right of the search box choose SU Subject


In the third search box type:  value OR valid*

Note: the asterisk (*) allows you to capture variant endings - valid/validity


Here's what the search page will look like:



5. Click the Search button.



Note that classroom-based assessment OR original assessment can be searched too, but neither of these is a subject heading in the databases so you'll want to search ghose as general keywords:




These are just sample searches.  Scan the results and look for additional vocabulary to 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