Before doing your own research, you will need to explore existing research through the literature review process. You can use the Walden Library's research databases to find articles in your field of interest. By finding and reading related articles, you'll get a sense of what is already known in the field and what questions are still unanswered.
Here are some Library resources to help you complete your assignment or discussion post for this module.
Learn about the types of resources available and the different methods of evaluation.
Covers picking keywords, Boolean operators, and picking the right database.
Build more powerful searches by using subject terms and the indexes in the databases.
Shows how to locate course readings, limit to full text in the databases, find the full text of a specific item, and use resources outside the Library.
Video: Sample Search in an Education Database
(2 min 29 sec) Recorded Aug 2016
There are several library databases you can choose from. Below are the most commonly used databases for Education searches: