Answered By: Richard Stern Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014 Views: 15
First, here are the conditions that you have set for the search:
1. Journal article, 2. Peer-reviewed (article), 3. Quantititative study (excluding any that are also qualitative, 4. Published in last 3 years.
My suggestions for each condition:
1. Journal articles: Go to Databases on the library homepage. Select the database called Academic Search Premier, or if you are looking for research articles in a particular dicipline, go to Database, select Subjects, select one subject, look at the list, and try a few of the databases that contain journal articles.
NOTE All the following search options are found using the "advanced search" mode of a database. The feature is usually found in the first search page of any database and is called Advanced / Advanced Search
2. Peer-reviewed journals: Many databases provide a search option labeled Scholarly (Peer Reviewed Journals).
3. Quantitative study: There are two methods. One, search for quantity-related terms such as data, statistics, analysis, etc, or use a database that has a document type option and select statistics (also limt to peer-reviewed articles). How to exclude quantitative articles that are also qualitative: Many databases, in advanced search mode, have the ability to exclude by selecting not /or not one one one line.
4. Limit search to last 3 years: Most database have an option to limit searches by date / year.