How do I find empirical research articles?


An empirical article is a research article that reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation.

The steps to finding an empirical article differ slightly from discipline to discipline, but all empirical articles share common characteristics.  Empirical articles will, typically, include methods and results sections in the body of the article. Additionally, they will be longer articles and may include charts, graphs, or statistical analysis. An empirical article will always include an extensive bibliography or works cited. 

We suggest that you start with the resources best suited to your subject. Our extensive collection of subject specific research guides can help with that.

If you need additional help, you can always email us or make an appointment with a librarian.