Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Where Can I Find Empirical Articles?
Before you begin searching databases, you may want to get an overview of the topic, especially if you are unfamiliar with the topic. You can search reference books or Medline Plus.
The library subscribes to many collections of articles. These collections are often referrred to as databases. You can use them to search for scholarly, empirical articles which the library has purchased for your use. You can often limit your searches to scholarly content only through the Advanced Search feature of each database.
International coverage of scholarly journals, book chapters, and dissertations Note: Use Advanced Search > Methodology to limit to EMPIRICAL STUDY.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. The collection includes peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, and books, for STM research, the Social Sciences, Humanities, and other areas of academic studies. PDF content dates back as far as 1887.
Social Work Abstracts
NASW database, providing extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965.
Social Services Abstracts
Provides references and abstracts of research on social work, human services, and related areas.
Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
It is comprised of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books, including the fields of life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.
The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, it is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.
Google Scholar searches academic publishers, professional societies and pre-print archives.