Research articles can provide a gateway for the discovery of theorists and theories. Below are two demonstrations of how to begin this type of research.
For this course, you can use a database focused on the subject area of Psychology, such as PsycINFO.
Follow the steps below to search for peer-reviewed articles in PsycINFO:
1. On the Library homepage, click on Databases A-Z.
2. Click on P and scroll down to PsycINFO.
Log in with your myWalden email and password.
3. Now you are on a search screen with three Search boxes. We will break your topic down into just keywords and type one concept or keyword(s) per box. Let's use the example topic of African American cultural theory:
In the first search box type: cultural theor*
In the second search box type: African American
4. Under the search boxes, click inside the check mark boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".
5. Click the Search button.
Do you see some articles that will work for your research?
Your results are all articles from peer-reviewed journals. Click the PDF or HTML Full Text links for an article you want to view in full text.
You can repeat these steps in some of the other databases listed on the Psychology page, or
explore different keyword choices to further refine your search.
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