Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018     Views: 1203

You can find articles on success factors for doctoral learners by searching in the Walden Library databases.

First, you’ll want to brainstorm keywords to represent the success factors you’d like to study.

Possible keywords to use for student success factors

time management


stress management     


critical thinking



To find articles focusing on doctoral learners, try keywords related to students in doctoral programs. “Doctoral learner” is not a commonly-used phrase; instead, consider using “doctoral student."


Here is an example of a search that you can do in Thoreau, our multi-database search tool, to find articles on persistence and doctoral students:

1.  From the Library homepage, type one search term in the main search box and click on search

2.  Sign in with your myWalden username and password when prompted.

3.  In the database, enter additional keywords in the search boxes.

For example, first search box:


Second search box:

doctoral students

4.  Click on the Search button.

5.  You should now have a list of articles on persistence and graduate students.


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