Search an index (database) to find citations to articles on your topic. Follow the links to the full article. See the "Finding Articles" tutorial for details.
The most important database to use for finding articles in Psychology is PsycINFO. Search it first.
If your topic is related to another subject, look at the options in the "Other Useful Databases" box below this one.
These databases might also be useful, depending on your topic and your research needs. They're in alphabetical order.
This video walks you through the process of accessing and searching PsycINFO, then following the link to an online article. This is a demonstration of the process outlined in the Finding Articles tutorial.
Need to filter your results to "empirical studies"? Empirical articles report on a measurable (quantitative) study done by the authors.
In PsycINFO it's easy to show only empirical studies. After performing your search, look at the results screen.
To remove this restriction, click on the "X". You'll be shown all your results again.