Using the Walden Library Where can you find evidence to inform your thoughts and
scholarly writing? Throughout your degree program, you will use research
literature to explore ideas, guide your thinking, and gain new insights. As you
search the research literature, it is important to use resources that are
peer-reviewed and from scholarly journals. You may already have some favorite
online resources and databases that you use or have found useful in the past.
For this Discussion, you explore databases available through the Walden
Review the information presented in the Learning Resources
for using the Walden Library, searching the databases, and evaluating online
Begin searching for a peer-reviewed article that pertains to
your practice area and interests you.
By Day 3 of Week 6
Post the following:
Using proper APA formatting, cite the peer-reviewed article
you selected that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest
to you and identify the database that you used to search for the article.
Explain any difficulties you experienced while searching for this article.
Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Explain why or why not. Would
you recommend this database? Explain why or why not.
By Day 6 of Week 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by
offering suggestions/strategies for working with this database from your own
experience, or offering ideas for using alternative resources.