Answered By: Dena ten Pas
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018     Views: 642

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, scroll down to where it says "Filters"
  7. Select "Select Filters" and from the dropdown menu choose "Methodology"
  8. Once you select “Methodology,” another drop down should appear and you should select “Empirical Study.”
  9. Go back to the top search bar and enter in your search terms being sure to select "APA Full Text" and "Peer-Reviewed".
  10. Click "Search" to see your results.