Video link: Finding Walden Ph.D. dissertations
Visual: Library Homepage
Narration: This video demonstrates how to find Walden Ph.D. dissertations only in the Dissertations database. On the Walden Library homepage go to
the Start Your Research tab in the top left. From the dropdown menu click Dissertations.
Visual: Dissertations page
Narration: In the Walden Dissertations box, click Dissertations & Theses at Walden University.
Visual: ProQuest Dissertations database search screen
Narration: Now you are on a search screen. You should
see a page with three search rows. If you see only one search row,
as in this example, click the Advanced Search link.
Visual: ProQuest Dissertations database Advanced Search screen
Narration: In the top search box enter keywords for a topic you’d like to find dissertations about, possibly similar to your own topic.
Keep in mind there are fewer dissertations on topics than there are articles, so we want to keep the topic broad.
If you wish to find only Ph.D dissertations we need to eliminate other types of degrees and capstones such
as Ed.D. or D.B.A. project studies and doctoral studies from the search.
To do this, type in the second search box:
Now change the "Anywhere except full text—All" box to "Degree—DG" by clicking the down arrow and selecting "Degree-DG". Click Search
Visual: Dissertations database results screen
Narration: All of these are Ph.D. dissertations on the topic we selected. Looking at other students’ completed dissertations on a topic similar to your own and vie
wing their works cited can be a helpful way
to find more resources for your own literature review