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"Ask a Librarian" service unavailable on Monday, January 20

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the library's "Ask a Librarian" service will be closed on Monday, January 20.  We will resume our normal service on Tuesday, January 21.

The library databases are available 24/7, but reference service will be unavailable.

If interested, you can watch Dr. King's Nobel Prize acceptance speech here.



Inspiring social change videos from Walden students

Congratulations to the winners of Walden University's Scholars of Change 2013 video contest!

What a truly inspiring way to end 2013, with a look at all the good work our students are doing around the world. 

These winners are just a small segment of the Walden community, but the diversity of their work reflects the diversity of our university. We in the Walden Library are so proud to be a part of all of your research and work towards social change.

You can use the Ask a Librarian form to contact with your research needs.

We look forward to helping our students with their research in 2014! Together we can achieve great social change!




Holiday Cooking Recipes in the Walden Library!

Celebrate the holidays by trying some of the delicious recipes available in the Walden Library.

You may want to try Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Sage Brown Butter, groundnut stew, spiced nuts, Grand Marnier pistachio truffles, Christmas cake, latkes, or refrigerator shortbread.

You can find these recipes, plus many others, in the Walden Library by using the multidatabase search tool, Thoreau.

On the library’s main page, look for the Articles by Topic button, or select Search and Find and click on:  Articles by Topic.

On the Articles by Topic page, look for the multidatbase search tool, Thoreau, and click on the link. (You may need to log in with your myWalden username and password.)

Type “holiday cooking” in the first search box. Using quotation marks around a phrase tells the database to treat it as a single search term.

Click Search, and enjoy your results!


Technical difficulties with some databases

The Walden Library is experiencing technical difficulties with Expanded Academic ASAP, General Science Collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Nursing Books from Ovid.  Users are seeing an error message when accessing articles in HTML full text.  We are aware of the issue and working to fix it as soon as possible. 


Library Service Hours for the Holidays

The Ask a Librarian service hours will be reduced during the holidays.  The library's databases will be available 24/7.  


  • December 24, 2013: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (EST)
  • December 25, 2013: Ask a Librarian not available

New Year's

  • December 31, 2013: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (EST)
  • January 1, 2014: Ask a Librarian not available

Are you curious about who invented electric Christmas lights?  Find out here.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!