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Education databases and research page

Education Databases and Doctoral Research Resources

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Visual:                Library Homepage


Hello! Welcome to our quick introduction to the Walden Library's Education Databases and Resources.  These databases and resources will help with your weekly assignments and discussion posts, as well as your dissertation or project study. They are all accessible from the Education Research page.

To get to the Education research page, start on the library’s home page, go the Subject Resources box and click on Select a Subject, then click on Education


Visual:                Education Research page/ Start my Education Research box


This is the Education Research page.  You can start a general search in the START MY EDUCATION RESEARCH box at the top of the page.  This will automatically search across a number of databases contain Education related journals.

Unfortunately, it does not search across all Walden Library databases. This means it is most helpful for weekly assignments, discussion posts, and other course work. It is not intended for research requiring comprehensive review of literature, such as a doctoral capstone.


Visual:                Scroll down to the Education articles, journals & books box


The next box on the screen is where you can find Education articles, journals, & books.   Click on the Education databases page to browse our recommended databases.


Visual:                EDUCATION DATABASES dropdown accordion listing recommended Education Databases


Many of you have never had the need to move beyond our first few databases, such as Education Source or ERIC.

For your literature review, now is the time to begin looking at all the other databases we offer, such as these Multidisciplinary databases, SAGE, ScienceDirect, T&F and Academic Search Complete.


Visual: Journals dropdown accordion


The JOURNALS link provides a list of education journals available at the Walden Library by discipline. 


Visual: Books dropdown accordion


There is also link to a listing of recommended books on education research under the BOOKS Page. 


Visual: Scroll down to the Research help box


As you scroll down further, you’ll see the RESEARCH HELP box.  The first link is to Education Research basics.


Visual: Education research basics dropdown accordion


If you are new to the Library or want a little refresher, this section is the place to start.

The rest of the pages are full of resources that are useful for faculty research or doctoral students working on dissertations and project studies.  Each box will have links to the Education specific resources as well as general information on that topic.


Visual: Literature review dropdown accordion


For instance, literature review page has links explaining its scope and purpose, search skills and how to stay organized, as well as a link to the literature review process specific for the field of education and the Library’s general Literature review guide.


Visual: Theories & theorists dropdown accordion


The Theories and Theorist box has links for finding theories in Education, education encyclopedias and a table of education theories and theoretical works, as well as a link to the Libraries general guide on theories and theorists. 


Visual: Methodology dropdown accordion


The Methodology box has a link to a recommended database as well as links to Education methodology books and how to search for examples of specific research methods.  For more information on Research Methods in Education you can click on link at the bottom of the page. 


Visual: Statistics & Data dropdown accordion


The Statistics and data page outlines how to find statistics on the web and how to search for articles with statistics in the databases.  There is also a link to the Education statistics and data guide that has reliable sources of education statistics.


Visual: Tests & measures dropdown accordion


The tests and measures section will get you started with identifying and finding education related Tests & Measures, which can also be called instruments. 


Visual: Residency materials dropdown accordion


The Residency materials page has a link to the Ed.D. Residency Student Resource Aid where you will find information on what to expect from the Library at Residency and links to our power point presentation slides.


Visual: Upcoming webinars dropdown accordion


Finally, the upcoming webinar page lists webinars you can register for in the next few weeks.


Visual: Top of Ed research page


If you need help and want an answer fast, we recommend the Quick Answers link.  This button is in the column on the left side of your screen the screen, right under the pictures of the college of education liaison librarians.

This is the Frequently Asked questions button for the Library.  If you have a question, someone else has probably asked it before, click on the Quick answers button, then type in your question and it will search 1000s of Quick answers for you.


Visual: Scroll down to Ask a librarian button underneath the Quick Answers Link


If you are still not seeing what you are looking for you can always ask a Librarian., There are two ways to get in touch with us.  From the Education Research page, you can click the link right under the Quick Answers button or


Visual: Highlight the Ask a Librarian link in the top tool bar of the page


You can click on the Ask a Librarian link in the top tool bar of all the library webpages. Here you can email us, leave a voice mail or chat with us is the chat feature is open.


Visual: Scroll down to Schedule a Doctoral Appointment button in the column on the left of the screen


If you need a little more in-depth, one on one appointment, you can Schedule a doctoral appointment.


Visual  Doctoral research policy and terms page


You will need to read and agree to our policy and terms,


Visual: Richard W. Riley college of Education & Leadership Schedule appointment page


Click on schedule appointment,


Visual: Pop up to schedule appointment screen with No Preference, Kim Burton, or Anne Rojas options


No preference. 


Visual: Appointment calendar screen


Days that appointments are available with be highlighted.  Select a date that works for you


Visual: Times available for that date screen


to see the times that are available.


Visual:                Education research page


This has been a quick tour of the Education Research page and just some of the many resources available there.  Take some time to explore and see what other resources we have for you at the Library.

Thank you for watching!


Created February 2018 by Walden University Library