SWO 351: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

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Searching for Empirical Articles

 

Tips:

  • In Ageline, choose Research as Target Audience & Journal Article as Publication Type. In other databases, check for specific limiters.
  • For other databases, you can add empirical or methods to your search terms.

Widen Your Search/Find an Article From a Citation

OneSearch and Google Scholar both search a wide array of resources, from many different disciplines. They are also useful to locate the full text of specific citations from an article you already have - put in the article's title, and hit search!

To access WCU resources on Google Scholar: 

  1. Click on Settings on the Google Scholar homepage.

  2. Click on Library Links from the left menu. 

  3. Search for West Chester University, then clicking on the box next to the result that says West Chester University Libraries-- Find-It @WCU, and hit save. 

After you have done this, look for links that say either Find-It @ WCU or Check Availability @ WCU, to see if full text is available through WCU.

Keeping Track of Your Articles

Pick a strategy you are comfortable with!  

  • Keep them all in your email.
  • Devote a folder in Dropbox or Google Drive to what you find.

 

Or try one of these Citation Managers:

 

And as a place to check the format of your citation - or to walk you through formatting your paper in APA style, check out:

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