Step 1: What's an empirical article?
Learn to recognize an empirical article by watching the video.
Step 2: Judge for yourself
Open the articles by clicking on the letters. Decide which ones are empirical and the sort of thing you would want to cite.
Step 3: Quiz yourself
Check your understanding with this one question quiz.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to find empirical articles using PsycINFO.
For databases that don't have a way to limit by methodology, some strategies:
1) Look through the results, scan the abstract for clues to recognize it's empirical.
2) Try searching with words that describe types of empirical studies (list not exhaustive):
empirical OR qualitative OR quantitative OR "action research" OR "case study" OR "controlled trial" OR "focus group"
3) Enter other terms you'd expect to see in an abstract. Some suggestions:
findings OR participant* OR investigat*