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Writing 100 (Lanser)

Advanced Writing

Methodology Limiters

The following are some examples of databases that allow you to filter results by original (empirical) and review articles. Not every database will have this option. 

PsycInfo & PsycArticles (ProQuest Databases)

  • Use the Methodology limiter to narrow to empirical study (original research).
  • You may also want to try clinical case study, clinical trial, or treatment outcome depending on your topic.

  • Use the Methodology limiter to narrow to literature review.
  • You may also want to try systematic review or meta analysis.

Google Scholar

  • To find review articles, enter your search terms AND review.
    • Example: sleep AND college AND review
  • Look at article to make sure it is a review.
  • When a PDF is not available, click More to see the UC-eLinks button.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier Database)

  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Enter your search terms.
  • Select Research article.

  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Enter your search terms.
  • Select Review article.