Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2016     Views: 287


Here is an example of how you can discover articles that discuss or include a conceptual or theoretical framework usig our Thoreau Multi-Database Search

You can replicate this search in a different subject database of your choosing. Learn about choosing a database to search. 

1.  On the Library homepage, click on the blue Articles by Topic button.

2.  Scroll down and click on the link for: Thoreau Multi-Database Search

3.  If prompted, sign in with your MyWalden email address and that password.

4.  Type your keywords into the search box. For example: 

In the first row, first search box, type:

conceptual framework

In the second row of search boxes, type:


5. Click the search button to run the search

Tip: Because "conceptual framework" is a narrow and specific search term, be sure to only use 1-2 other broad terms in the other search boxes. If you have a complex topic and add all of those terms you will probably get zero results. It is best to start very broadly. 

Leave the Select a Field box as is for these search terms.

Your completed search should look like this:

The results in the center of the screen will be a list of articles with the search terms bolded.

Tip:  In many databases, conceptual framework is a Subject Term. You can refine your search by changing the 'select a field (optional) dropdown choice to SU Subject.  Learn about subject terms and index searching

Tip: Replace 'conceptual framework' with theoretical framework for different results.


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