Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017     Views: 1476

Here are the steps to search using our multi-database search tool called Thoreau.

Tip: Thoreau searches many, but not all, of our databases at once. See a full list of what databases are included in Thoreau.

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

Link to Articles by Topic page 

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

3. Enter your MyWalden user name and password if prompted.  

Now you are on a search screen with three search boxes.

4. Type your keywords in the search boxes

Search tip: Break your topic down into keywords and type one concept or keyword per box.

Here is an example search for the topic smoking prevention with teenagers

In the first search box, type: 


In the second search box, type: 


In the third search box, type: 



4. Under the search boxes you will see options to limit your search, such as Full Text , Date, and Peer Reviewed articles. Check or fill in the boxes as needed.

5. After typing in your keywords and choosing your limit options, click Search.

This image shows the search set up described above:

Advanced search setup in EBSCO database. First search box has the word smoking. Second search box has prevention. Third search box has teenagers. full text box is checked. peer review box is checked.



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