Answered By: Amy Krug Last Updated: Sep 12, 2017 Views: 39
Primary original research studies are available in many of the Library's databases, but you may want to consider searching:
- Psychology Database (ProQuest Psychology Journals)
- Psychology Collection
- Academic OneFile
- Academic Search Complete
Most databases do not allow you to limit your search to primary original research only - you will need to:
- search for peer-reviewed or scholarly articles on your topic; and
- then look through the search results to find articles that describe primary original research.
Search Tips: CTRL+F or Command+F
Control+F (PC) or Command+F (Mac), is a keyboard shortcut for the Find command when using a web browser.
A primary source research study will always contain a method or methodologies section as part of its formal document structure.
Find an article on your topic and then look to see if there is a method section in the article:
- press Control+F (PC) or Command+F (Mac) to bring up a search box;
- type in the word method; and,
- the web page will show where that term first appears on the web page - you may need to use the search box's next arrow to see additional uses of the word method on the web page.
Search Tips: Adding Keywords to Your Search
Adding certain keywords to your search may improve your chances of finding primary original research articles:
- results and method*
- pet therapy and results and method*
- teens and marijuana and experiment
- children and television and study
- domestic violence and empirical
- research and developmental college students