Use PsycInfo to search articles by methodology. Watch the video tutorials for quick tips on how find empirical studies in PsycInfo.
When looking at articles in a database, full-text may be immediately available via a PDF or HTML page. If not, use the UCeLinks button.
If UC-eLinks doesn't give you any options to read the full-text online, you can Interlibrary Loan (ILL) the item using your UCMnetID. Here's an example of an article you would need to ILL:
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Databases such as PsycInfo tend to include scholarly literature which may also be referred to as "peer-reviewed". Scholarly articles can be either "original research" or "reviews".
Original research articles are based on an experiment or study with a hypothesis. They will have a methodology section that tells how the experiment was set up and conducted, a results or discussion section, and usually a conclusion section. Example of an original research article?
Review articles are written to bring together and summarize the results/conclusions from multiple original research articles/studies. They will not usually have a methodology section, and they generally have very extensive bibliographies.
Use MeSH Database (controlled vocabulary) from the National Library of Medicine
Limit in a variety of other ways. e.g. by population, language, type of article, age group etc.
Find related articles
1. Look for the article title in Google Scholar. Try the title OR UC-eLinks hyperlink.
2. Look for the article title in Melvyl. Look for the UC-eLinks button.
3. Look for the journal title. Select the e-Journals tab on the library home page. See if the journal is available. Is the date you need available?
4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.