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To help you achieve the highest standards of academic excellence, Walden provides exceptional resources for you to succeed in your program. As a student, you can access our vast library and research databases, obtain valuable information about scholarly research at the Center for Research Support, and receive personal attention, guidance, and feedback on your academic writing with the help of Walden Writing Center experts.

Kimberly Franklin
(Ph.D. Psychology Student)

I use the library daily. It is very helpful, very, very helpful for my courses. I am on the database all the time researching articles to answer my discussion posts, to help me with my papers. They do have a document delivery service available, so if there’s an article that I cannot get off the database they’re able to research it for you and send it to you in the mail. Such a big difference. I was used to having to physically go to a library and research through the regular journals and walk down all the aisles trying to find the journal articles that I would need. And this has saved me so much time. Anywhere I go I can find an article, as long as I have a computer present and the Web.

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Conducting academic research online may be unfamiliar to many, but our team of library specialists will help you navigate Walden’s comprehensive research library and databases so that you can utilize this amazing resource more fully. 

David Finch
(Ph.D. Applied Management & Decision Sciences Student)
I’ve called them, I’ve emailed them, asked them questions about certain research topics and certain resources that I’m trying to get access to. They respond very quickly, and then they follow up within a couple days just to make sure I got everything I was looking for. I found that very responsive, and it made me feel good and made me want to go back and use those services again.

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Our library specialists will assist you in identifying and evaluating resources, checking your citations, and obtaining materials to support your scholarly work.

Sue Davidsen
(Director of Library Services)

Many of our students haven’t seen the inside of a library for many years and so the Walden library staff understands that, and we’re there in many different ways to offer support to our students. They can give us a phone call; there’s a Web form they can fill out asking questions, and we’ll get back to them within 24 hours. We also offer tutorials online that students can help themselves with. So if they’d like to learn more about how a particular database works, they can go and do that themselves. And we know that some students like to do it themselves rather than ask for help. But we’re always there and available. If they look at that tutorial and they say, you know I’d still like to get some help on this, they can always call us, email us, or use the Web form to get more help.

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This support is important because Walden University’s library resources are more extensive than many students may initially realize.

Sue Davidsen
(Director of Library Services)
The Walden University Library is a completely digital library that’s all available on the World Wide Web. We have a number of databases that are provided by vendors that we work with. ProQuest is one, EBSCO is another, Sage, ebrary. We have about 30,000 full text journals and we also have over 13,000 ebooks that we make available to our students, and those are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Michelle Hajder
(Associate Librarian)

Well, research issues are the core of what we do, and of course students working on their dissertations for all of our Ph.D. programs. We can help them get going with their literature review, we can direct them to specialized sources, we can help them with search terms and search strategies, or even tracking down particular articles, hard-to-find books, things like that. We also help our students who are just starting out working on KAMs, working on course papers. Anything they need to do their research, whether it’s learning their way around the library for the first time or finding the particular reading that’s been suggested to them by their faculty mentor.

Jerry Franklin
(Ph.D. Applied Management & Decision Sciences Student)
At the start of this process we’re going into new programs, data retrieval systems, and that was all new to me. I sent an email to Walden’s librarian asking them to explain that process and the different codes and exactly what that meant. And within a day the full explanation allowed me to continue with my research, and I didn’t miss a beat.

Anne Marie Inis
(M.S. Degree Program in Nursing Graduate)

Research is my baby if you will; it’s my focus; it’s what I love. And they helped me to understand better what I need to do to go out and to actually perform the research necessary to effect change. When I had a technical issue, I didn’t know how to call up a particular item, they would just take my hand and walk me through. That made all the difference in the world.

Joanne House
(Master of Public Administration Graduate)

It’s the biggest library I’ve ever not been in quite frankly. I never went anywhere else but the Walden Library. It was all right there.