Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017     Views: 1157

You can find articles on success factors for doctoral learners by searching in the Walden Library databases.

First, you’ll want to brainstorm keywords to represent the success factors you’d like to study. For example, here are some possible keywords:

  • time management

  • stress management

  • critical thinking

  • persistence

  • motivation

To find articles focusing on doctoral learners, try keywords related to students in doctoral programs. “Doctoral learner” is not a commonly-used phrase; instead, consider using “doctoral student."


Here is an example of a search that you can do in Thoreau, our multi-database search tool, to find articles on persistence and doctoral students:

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

Link to Articles by Topic page

2.  Scroll down to the Search multiple databases box and click the link for: Thoreau Multi-Database Search 

3.  Enter your keywords in the search boxes.

For example, first search box:


Second search box:

doctoral students

4.  Click on the Search button.

5.  You should now have a list of articles on persistence and graduate students.


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