Answered By: Erin Gabrielson Last Updated: Jun 09, 2016 Views: 1403
You can find research articles in most of the Library databases by including the keyword research in your search.
Research articles are a type of primary source that reports on research that the author(s) did. They generally include the following sections:
Here is an example of a search that you can do in the Academic Search Complete database to find research articles:
1. On the Library homepage, click on the blue Articles by Topic button.
2. Scroll down until you see the Multidisciplinary Databases box.
3. Click on the link for Academic Search Complete.
4. If you have not already logged in to the Walden Library databases, you will be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.
5. Once you are in the database, go to the search boxes at the top of the page and in the first search box enter:
6. In the second search box enter your topic. For example, you could enter:
7. If you are interested in only peer-reviewed research articles, go down below the search boxes and click in the box under Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
8. Then click on the Search button to run your search.
9. That should give you a list of results. As you look through the articles, check to make sure the article you choose does in fact report on research the author(s) did.
- Evaluating Resources Guide
- Keyword Searching Guide
- Peer Review Guide
- How do I find articles on my topic?
- How do I find an article that reports on research that uses a specific methodology?
Do you have other search questions? Ask a Librarian!