If you cannot find the full text of an article in the database you are using, follow the steps below to locate the article:
Empirical research reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation. Empirical research articles are primary sources.
An empirical research article typically includes the following sections:
The following methodologies are examples of empirical research and therefore, primary sources:
Articles on empirical research can be accessed by completing a search in the library databases, such as PsycINFO (see below). You can locate the methodology of an article in PsycINFO by clicking on the title of the article and looking at the detailed record.
PsycINFO is a psychology database available through the Saint Leo library. (Step-by-step instructions on using PsycINFO for this assignment are in the documents below.)
IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE VIDEO BELOW, select PsycINFO instead of selecting all of the databases available in EBSCO.
A literature review is an in-depth critical study of the "literature," or published material, in a narrowly defined area.
Scholars and professionals use literature reviews as useful reports that keep them up-to-date in their field. The depth and breadth of the literature review emphasizes the credibility of the writer in his or her field. Keep in mind that a literature review has a clear focus but is not its own study and does not attempt to contribute new information to the existing literature. (Source: Purchase College Learning Center)
The PsycINFO database contains Literature Review articles.
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