Finding Primary Sources in the Social Sciences- Original Research

Information in the database record can also help you determine whether the article presents original research.

Below is a record from the PsycINFO database. In the abstract it provides details about the study conducted. Additionally, the Methodology field identifies the type of article as an empirical study.

PsycINFO database record

Sutherland, K. & Bryant, R. (2007) Autobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder before and after treatment. Behavior & Research Therapy, 45(12), 2915-2923. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2007.08.009.

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