Answered By: Dena ten Pas
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2017     Views: 516

There are a number of ways to find empirical articles. The most user-friendly way would be to use a specific database called “APA PsycNET.”

  1. Click on the following link to get to the main library page: Link.
  2. Look on the left underneath "Search Anything" and you should see "Search Tools: Advanced Search, Databases by Name, Search Tips, and Recursos en Español."
  3. Please select "Databases by Name."
  4. When the page loads, look on the left under "Browse by Letter" and select "A."
  5. When the next page loads, look on the right under "Databases by Letter - A" and select "APA PsycNet."
  6. Once the database loads, you should see several search bars under a header called “Look For.”
  7. Type in your desired search in the search bars.
  8. Then, look under the following header called “Only show content where.”
  9. Click on the drop down beside “None Selected” and select “Methodology.”
  10. Once you select “Methodology,” another drop down should appear and you should select “Empirical Study.”
  11. Under this same header, make sure to also select “Full Text” and “Peer-Reviewed Journals only.”
  12. Click “Search” to see your results.