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EDUC 6262 Week 6 Application: Week 6 Application

Searching in the Library

You are asked to choose a learning outcome and explore indicators that have been used to represent that outcome

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: "thinking critically" OR "critical thinking"

Note: the quotation marks force the database to search for these words together as a phrase

 

In the second search box type:  indicator OR outcome OR output

 

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

 

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 named outputs 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