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CNS 5310 Mental Health Issues in Childhood and Adolescence

Finding Empirical Articles

  1. Go to the Psychology and Counseling subject page at  
  2. Click the PsycINFO database link
  3. You will need to login. All library-related login screens contain three login boxes. Put your first or last name (not both) in the first box. Enter your University ID (your Banner number) in the second box, and enter your PIN (which is case sensitive) in the third box and click the “Submit” button. Here is a useful guide:
  1. When the database opens, you will be at the Advanced Search screen. Click the Choose Databases link (at the top of the window) and add the following databases: PsycARTICLES, and then click the OK button.
  2. You will see three search fields:
    1. In the first box enter the following: adler* (insert your terms)
    2. In the second box enter the following: play (insert your terms)
    3. In the third box enter the following: (insert your terms)

NOTE: You can also truncate words with an asterisk (e.g., prevent* = prevented, preventing, prevention, and prevents, etc.).

  1. Under “Limit your results,” click the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals checkbox. Here is a useful guide:
  2. Under Methodology click Empirical.
  3. Click the “Search” button
  4. . Some of the articles will be full text (HTML, Linked Full Text, and PDF) and some are not. 

Searching for Empirical Articles