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Types of Articles found in Scholarly Journals

Distinguish types of articles found in scholarly journals. Your professor might ask you to find a specific type of scholarly article and now you can be confident in your selection.

How to Limit Empirical Articles

Find the Publication Type in the lower right and select, Reports- Research

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1).  In PsycInfo, click advanced search.

2)  Under Methodology, use the CTRL key (PC) | Command key (MAC) while clicking your mouse to select the following: Clinical Trial, Empirical Study, and Treatment Outcome.


1. Use Advanced Search

2. Select the box for Research Article


Screenshot of CINAHL advanced search with the Research checkbox highlighted

Since these are published in Scholarly Journals, limit to Academic, Scholarly, or Peer reviewed articles.

Then try adding this boolean phrase to your search  empirical or study or studies.



This will help limit your results but does not guarantee that all articles will be empirical studies.