Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2018     Views: 2496

The easiest way to search Thoreau is to start on the Library's homepage

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, type your keyword into the main search box. This is set to search Thoreau. 

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

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

3. Type your other keywords in the search boxes

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

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.


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: 



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.



More Information:

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

More Information

Need more information? Ask us!

Or browse Quick Answers by Topic.