In the box below is a list of approved articles you can use. Each article includes a link to the database where the full text may be found.
Contact your instructor (not the psychology librarian)
Consult the guide to searching in APA PsycInfo
Ask the psychology librarian for help: Stephen Francoeur, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your instructors recommend that you use the preferred option of using articles that have been pre-selected for you. It is also allowable to search for articles yourself, but you must make sure that any article you use meets these two criteria:
According to the APA, it is a "study based on facts, systematic observation, or experiment, rather than theory or general philosophical principle."
STEP 1: Enter your search terms
STEP 2: Scroll down to the "Publication Type" box and select "Peer Reviewed Journal"
STEP 3: Scroll down to the "Methodology" box and pick "Empirical Study"
STEP 4: Click the "Search" button
If you are searching in APA PsycInfo on your own for articles, you may want to focus on articles found in these journals:
These journals are also acceptable: