What is a peer-reviewed journal?
Wherever you search, try using terms that relate to the method used in empirical research in addition to keywords related to your topic, such as,
You might also try using terms related to the type of instrument used, such as,
Make sure to focus your results to peer-review. Usually databases have a peer-review check box or limiter that you can select. Peer-reviewed sources ensure that the studies you find have undergone appropriate scrutiny by other experts.
Look for the IMRaD layout in the article, or something similar, to help identify empirical research.
Refer to the Forms of Evidence page to determine the quality of evidence gathered by a particular study.
This is a tutorial on searching PsycINFO using some of the advanced search features.
The video covers identifying peer-reviewed journals from a website and finding peer-reviewed articles in databases.