When looking for empirical studies, try the following search tips:
1) In OneSearch append the following search terms to your query:
2) In PsycNET, use the convenient Methodology drop down and select Empirical Study from the list.
Use your research question to identify keywords and related terms for your topic.
Example of position paper topic:
The green house model of elder care to increase quality of life and overall well-being.
|retirement homes, nursing home, assisted living facility
|quality of life
|well-being, happiness, overall health
By Emily Wixson on YouTube.
1) Use keywords instead of long sentences
Search with question/statement: Green houses are an alternative to traditional nursing homes that demonstrate improved quality of life and overall well-being.
>> This usually ends up in a search with no results
Try the following strategies to improve your search queries.
2) Use the Advanced Search
Using the Advanced Search will allow you to build a stronger search query. The advanced search can be found below the main search box on the Library homepage.
3) Use Boolean Operators and Drop Down Menu
4) Phrase searching
Example: child* returns results for child, childs, children, children, childhood,
Example: colo*r returns color or colour
6) Search Limiters
Use Search Limiters to further narrow your search by date, format, and other aspects of a publication. Search limiters are located along the left side of the search window.