F&M College Library

CNX 142: Border Crossings

Discovering & Accessing: Scholarly Articles

Recommended phrases to search:

"transition to college"  |  "adjust* to college"  |  "adapt* to college"

Identifying Empirical Research

Words featured in descriptions of publications that likely indicate empirical research:

  • research
  • results
  • data 
  • variables
  • hypothesis
  • sample
  • proof
  • methods
  • survey
  • interview
  • experiment
  • observation
  • analysis
  • study

Citing Sources

For the American Psychological Association (APA) style and examples of citations:

For References Page Formatting using the American Sociological Association's style:

Research Help

Interlibrary Loan/ILL: Articles and Books

To request articles or books/book chapters or other materials not available at F&M, use Interlibrary Loan/ILL