The search terms you will use to find an article in a database will come out of the topic exploration you did. In general, you want two to three search terms for this search, and a few variations on the terms.
Make sure to also add the word "study" to your search. When you use this term, most of the resulting articles will be empirical, primary sources because the abstract of a research paper almost always contains the word "study."
The next step is to enter different combinations of your search terms in a journal article database.
Academic Search Complete is a journal article database that covers all subjects and contains lots of full text articles. Enter the database here or enter it from the Libraries homepage at www.library.unt.edu, as shown below.
Enter 2 or 3 search terms (including "study") with "and" in between them in the Basic Search box.
Limit your search to Scholarly Journals.
Limit the number of pages in the article to "less than" 4 or 5.
Finally, click on the Search button. Go on to Refine the Search.