Google Scholar can be a useful searching tool, particularly when it checks against the electronic full text holdings at FSU. This link requires you to log in with your FSU e-mail information-- but it's worth it!
You have a list of databases. You have a potential topic. You think you understand the differences in qualitative and quantitative research. But how can you find relevant articles without looking at 100 or more journal articles?
What are your choices? While this resource defaults to an Advanced Search, you can choose to look for terms, or even search for citations, cited references and more. You can also set up a free log in to save searches and links to citations and articles.
Terminology: Each database or resource uses its own controlled vocabulary or terms to bring together articles on the same topic. Here's an example showing a search for retardation in PsycInfo's Term finder.
Choose the highlighted terminology, and a new search is executed using the term.
To focus one's search further, look at other options.
This feature can save you time and frustration. Choose which limit (and you can add others), and then you'll see the options in the next drop-down change. For this example, I'll choose "Methodology."
Be sure to scroll down to see all possible options. Choose which one applies to your search. You can use the next row to add an age group too. Choose "Search" when you've completed making your choices.