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Learn about keyword searching in databases in our guide:
One great use of Thoreau is to do an author search.
Since Thoreau searches many, but not all, of our databases, this can be beneficial when you are trying to locate articles by a specific author.
For example, you would enter Bandura, Albert to look for articles by Bandura.
This tells the database to only search for works by the specified author.
If you're unsure what specific databases would be most relevant to your topic, use Thoreau to discover them!
After you do a basic search, look at the options on the left side of your results. Scroll down the page to Databases.
Click once on the word Databases to expand that section. This will list the databases in the order of the highest number of results. Click on Show More to see the full list.
The Find @ Walden button searches our databases to find the article for you. You may see it under the information about the article in the search results.
However, sometimes it cannot find the item. This technology is not perfect and may fail for a variety of reasons, such as:
If the Find @ Walden service does not successfully locate full text, search for the item directly using the journal title. This information is available in the citation.
Search Tip: Use the links at the top of the Thoreau search results page to jump directly to the Journal & Book Finder.
On your search results page, look at the top and right side for links to help guides, specific Quick Answers and the Ask a Librarian service.