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Faculty Research Assistance: Overview

Faculty Research Assistance

The Library offers research assistance for faculty working on professional research for grants, publications, or conference papers or faculty who are involved in course development or course updates. We can suggest databases, subject terms, search results, and help the faculty member come up with a search strategy for their topic.


Who to contact:

School of Psychology, School of Counseling: Meghan.testerman@mail.waldenu.edu

School of Public Policy and Administration: taylor.leigh@mail.waldenu.edu

Barbara Solomon School of Human Services and Social Work: amanda.solomon@mail.waldenu.edu

All other Faculty: libraryliaison@mail.waldenu.edu

Faculty Research Webinar

Library Resources for Faculty Research

This webinar is designed to introduce library resources to faculty who are conducting professional research or involved in course development. We will explore library resources, how to search databases, and search strategies for finding materials related to your course or topic. (51 Min 44 seconds)

Faculty Research Sample

Faculty Research Sample

Notes

For each topic, I’ve identified relevant databases and subject terms and provided links to the search results from a selection of Walden Library databases.  

Once you click on the link to the search results you can review the results for relevant articles, but you can also play around with the results if they aren’t exactly what you were looking for. Some options might be:

  • adjusting the date range to included older articles
  • un-checking the full-text box which will let you see what is available outside of the Walden Library
  • replacing keywords and subject terms with other keywords that you have identified
  • trying new combinations of keywords
  • trying the same search but in one of the other suggested databases

I noticed that a lot of the results on leadership would talk specifically about leadership in business, nursing, or education. If those results start to bog you down, you can type NOT nursing or NOT education or NOT business into a new search field and that will eliminate those results from the list.

The best database for leadership searches is probably Business Source Complete but you can also use our search tool called Thoreau  to search all of our databases for a multi-disciplinary approach.


Topic

Leadership and diversity, cultural intelligence, leading diverse teams

Databases   

Education Source

Business Source Complete

SocINDEX with Full Text

PsycINFO

 

Subject Terms  

Leadership

Diversity

Diversity in the workplace

Cultural intelligence

Multiculturalism

Cultural awareness

 

Search Results

Thoreau, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full text:

Leadership AND diversity AND cultural intelligence (5)

Diversity AND cultural intelligence (17)
Leadership AND cultural intelligence (65)

Leadership AND multiculturalism (148)

Leadership AND diversity (833)

 

Business Source Complete, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full text:

Leadership AND diversity (62)

Leadership AND cultural intelligence (9)

Leadership AND multiculturalism (14)

 

SocINDEX with Full Text, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full text:

Leadership AND cultural intelligence (3)

Leadership AND diversity (15)

Cultural intelligence AND diversity (1)

Leadership AND multiculturalism (7)


Topic

Leadership and change management, development vs empowerment, empowerment leadership, coping w change

Databases

PsycINFO

SocINDEX with Full Text

Business Source Complete

 

Subject Terms

Leadership – transformational leadership, development leadership, empowerment leadership

Change – organizational change, social change, educational change

Change management, change management methods, change strategies

 

Search Results

Thoreau, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full text

Leadership AND change management (797)

Leadership AND change management methods (15)

Leadership AND change strategies (291)

Leadership AND development AND empowerment (126)

Development leadership (758)

Empowerment leadership (3)

Leadership AND coping with change (12)

Leadership AND coping AND organizational change (8)

 

Business Source Complete, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full-text

Leadership AND change management (118)

Leadership AND coping with change (3)

Leadership AND empowerment (38)

Development leadership (58)

Leadership AND coping AND organizational change (4)

Coping AND organizational change (33)


Topic

Global leadership strategies, future of leadership, leadership trends, determinants of leadership, characteristics, skills, and strategies for effective leadership in a global society

Databases

PsycINFO

SocINDEX with Full Text

Business Source Complete

 

Subject Terms

International—global, globalization

Leadership—characteristics, trends, effectiveness

Strategy

 

Search Results

Thoreau, 2011-2016, peer-reviewed and full text

Leadership AND characteristics (1065)

Leadership effectiveness (503)

Leadership qualities (619)

Leadership AND trends (913)

Leadership AND global trends (1)

Leadership AND global AND strategy (30)

Future AND leadership AND trends (427)