To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login.
Examples of primary sources in psychology:
Examples of secondary sources in psychology:
This research guide from the Arnold Berhnard Library at Quinnipiac University may also be helpful.
When you're just starting your research and want to learn more about a topic or even narrow its focus, Opposing Viewpoints is a good place to start.
Use the Browse Issues tool to locate your topic. Each topic has a summary, which is a good place to locate keywords to further your research.
Once you have some specific keywords and a good idea of what kind of information you need, searching a psychology-specific database like PsycArticles is a good next step.
What is Empirical Research?
Empirical research is based on observed and measured phenomena and derives knowledge from actual experience rather than from theory or belief.
Key characteristics of empirical research:
Ask yourself, could I recreate this study and test these results? Remember, the abstract of the article should provide a description of the methodology.
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