Answered By: Clay Howard
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2016     Views: 79

I would suggest a couple of our psychology databases, PsycINFO, and PsycARTICLES. At the landing page of both databases you can use the Search Options section (below the search boxes) to limit to empirical studies from peer-reviewed journal articles:

It's usually best to break your topic or research question into two or three concepts and enter one concept per search box, like so:

Here's a link to that search: http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&bquery=(cognitive+development)+AND+(preschool)&cli0=RV&clv0=Y&cli1=MR1&clv1=04*&type=1&site=ehost-live&scope=site

You can use the Publication Date limiter to the left of the results to narrow the list down to recently published articles.

For more in-depth help on searching the Psychology scholarly literature, see our Psychology Research Guide.