For much of your course, you are asked to learn more about different theories or concepts used in systems thinking. In many discussion posts you are asked for find more resources to back your posts. This guide will help you locate peer reviewed articles using or discussing a particular theory or concept to help you complete your discussions.
This guide will assist you in locating peer reviewed articles in the Walden Library on a theory or concept. After reviewing this guide you should be able to:
Databases can be a great place to search for theories that have been referenced in research, and to discover what is being talked about in your discipline.
In this example, we will locate articles using a particular theory in Business Source Complete.
Tip: You can replicate this search in a different subject database of your choosing.
Learn about choosing a database to search.
The results in the center of the screen will be a list of articles with the search terms bolded.
On the results screen take a look at the Subjects listed under the article titles. This can be a good way to brainstorm and see the names of different theories. Learn about subject terms and index searching
Tip: Doing a search without a term in the second box will give you more general results.
The SAGE Knowledge database is a good place to start if you know the name of a theory or concept and want to find more information.
The entry will have an overview of the theory. If you scroll down to the references, you will often see the original works cited. Sometimes there might be links below the citations that will take you to the article if we have it in our Library.