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.
Campus Life | Calendar | eLearning | Email | MyUNIverse
Ask Us! | Contact Us | About Us | Services | Research | Find Articles & Books

EDPSYCH 3148 - Learning and Motivation in the Classroom - Advanced Research

Techniques for searching ERIC, PsycINFO, Google Scholar, Nexis Uni, and the EBSCO system.

Saving Your Searches and Results with EBSCO

Finding Empirical or Experimental Research with ERIC

If you need to find empirical research - articles that report an actual experiment or study - try the following technique in the ERIC (EBSCO) database:

  

  1. Type in your search.
       
  2. Check the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals option farther down the page.
       
  3. Use the "Publication Type" option at the bottom of the search page and limit your search to the option "Reports - Research".

Finding Empirical or Experimental Research with APA PsycInfo

If you need to find empirical research - articles that report an actual experiment or study - try the following technique in the APA PsycInfo database:

  

  1. Type in your search.
       
  2. Check the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals option farther down the page.
       
  3. Use the "Methodology" option at the bottom of the search page and limit your search to the option "EMPIRICAL STUDY".
      
  4. Check the Exclude Dissertations box.

            

 

              

With APA PsycInfo you can even limit to the type of study e.g. QUALITATIVE STUDY, QUANTITATIVE STUDY, LONGITUDINAL STUDY, etc.