Answered By: Erin Guldbrandsen
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017     Views: 2070

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:

  • Abstract or introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusions or implications



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.

Link to the Articles by Topic page

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:

online education


Here is an example image of the search: 


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.

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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.


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