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.
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:
Do you have other questions about using Thoreau? Ask a Librarian!