Using the School Library

To prepare:

  • Review the information presented in the Learning Resources for using the Walden Library, searching the databases, and evaluating online resources.
  • Begin searching for a peer-reviewed article that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest to you.
  • Identify the database that you used to search for a peer-reviewed article in your area of practice and interest.
  • Reflect on your experience with searching the database. Did you note any difficulties when searching for an article? What steps/strategies did you find helpful for locating a peer-reviewed article? Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Would you recommend this database?
  • Once you have select your peer-reviewed article, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses in terms of scholarly writing, bias, opinion, quality of evidence, and appropriateness to its target audience.

THEN

Post a brief summary of your peer-reviewed article, the database you located your article in, your database searching experience, key words utilized in the search, and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the article.

Support your Discussion assignment with specific resources used in its preparation using APA formatting. You are asked to provide a reference for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

References/resources to be used:

1. http://guides.library.cornell.edu/scholarlyjournal…

2. http://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/readi…

3. http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/312.htm

4. http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/26.htm

University’s Library Links and Resources

1. http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscours…

2. http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscours…

3. http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscours…

4. http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscours…

5. https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/U…

6. https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/U…

7. https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/U…

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