Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018     Views: 560

Here are the steps to locate theories in our Encyclopedias and Dictionaries databases.

1. From the Walden Library's homepage, in the center of the page, click on Databases A-Z.

2. In the dropdown choices at the top, click on All Database Types.

3. Click on Encyclopedias and Dictionaries.

4. Click on Gale Virtual Reference Library

You may be prompted for your username and password. This is the same as what you use in your myWalden portal.

5. In the search box type:

theory or theories

Your search box should look like this:

6. Click the magnifying glass without the plus sign to run the search.

7. In the results list, click on the title you want to view

The entry will have an overview of the theory.


  • Pay attention to the See also links; these can lead you to the entry for the original theorist. If you scroll down you will see the original works cited, or further reading suggestions. 
  • Sometimes there are links below the citations that will take you to the article if we have it in our Library.
  • You can narrow your search by using options on the right side of the screen under Limit Search by.

Be sure to explore the other options in the Encyclopedias and Dictionaries databases! 


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