Thoreau is a multi-database search tool developed for the Walden University Library.
Thoreau searches much of the Library's collection, but not everything. Not all databases or all Library content is searchable through Thoreau due to publishers' licensing and copyright restrictions.
A Thoreau search is useful for:
A Thoreau search should not be used for Doctoral capstone research for your dissertation or project study.
Doctoral candidates may use Thoreau for exploratory research, but it is important to search individual databases because:
Not all databases or all Library content is searchable through Thoreau due to database licensing. To be exhaustive in your research, make sure to search individual databases in addition to Thoreau.
The following databases are being searched when using the Thoreau database:
The following databases are NOT being searched when using the Thoreau database:
**A significant percentage of the content in these databases can be found in Thoreau through other indexes.