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Your goal in using the databases below is to find a previous experiment so you can get ideas of how to go about doing your own experiment. You can replicate a study that's already done, or come up with one of your own!
Try to find a very focused topic, then broaden it only if necessary.
To find the one or two articles you need, look at lots of articles
PsycINFO: Use the "Term Finder" in PsycINFO to search for your topic, then look at the narrower terms under that broad term for more specific topics Also, limit your searches to empirical studies using the filter on the left.
Consider using Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts if your topic involves language in some way; see the Thesaurus for subject terms on which to search.
Once you find an article you like, look for *citing articles* to find other relevant articles
While this source does not provide the structured search capabilities present in PsycINFO, you can find resources can help you locate scholarly articles., as well as citing/cited relationships. Set up the preferences so the "Lehigh links" appear.
Links to PDFs when available; excellent for finding specific articles or books.
The original citation index of predominantly STEM fields; used to find current articles that cite earlier work. Note: Web of Science generally does not include conference proceedings in search results.
Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.