Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018     Views: 895


Here is an example of how you can discover articles that discuss or include a conceptual or theoretical framework using our Thoreau Multi-Database Search

You can replicate this search in a different subject database of your choosing. Learn about choosing a database to search. 

1.  On the Library homepage, in the main search box, type in your search term: 

conceptual framework

2.  Click on search

4.  If prompted, sign in with your MyWalden email address and that password.

5.  Type an additional term in the second search box, if needed. 

6. Click the search button to run the search


Here is an example search: 

In the first row, first search box, type:

conceptual framework

In the second row of search boxes, type:



Your completed search should look like this:

The results in the center of the screen will be a list of articles with the search terms bolded.

Search Tips: 

  • Because "conceptual framework" is a narrow and specific search term, be sure to only use 1-2 other broad terms in the other search boxes. 
  • If you have a complex topic and add more complex terms you will probably get zero results. It is best to start as broadly as possible. 
  • In many databases, conceptual framework is a Subject Term. You can refine your search by changing the 'select a field (optional) dropdown choice to SU Subject.  Learn about subject terms and index searching
  • Replace 'conceptual framework' with theoretical framework for different results.


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