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Bethel University Library

Forensic Psychology

Selected resources for research related to forensic psychology

Article Databases

Google Scholar

In addition to our scholarly databases, try Google Scholar. Learn more on our Google Scholar Research Guide.

What is an empirical research article?

It's a scholarly article in which the authors have conducted the research described in the article.

How do I limit a search to empirical research articles?

Many online databases don't provide a specific limiting feature for this so limit your search by adding one or more of these words to your search: research or study or empirical or qualitative or quantitative

Search Tips

You've got your research question; now it's time for effective searching. Try these tips:

  • Brainstorm a variety of keywords (child, adolescent, minor)
  • Connect keywords with and (memory AND testimony AND children)
  • Use quotes to search for a phrase ("false memory")
  • Use or to search synonyms (child OR adolescent OR minor)
  • Search by keywords, not sentences ( "forensic interviews" and "best practices"  instead of what are best practices for forensic interviewing?)
  • Use * to get different endings of a root word (child* finds child and children)
  • Look for subject terms or descriptors; use these terms to find more articles on your topic