To determine if teach source is empirical, ask yourself "Did the authors do their own social science study--using surveys, experiments, observations, focus groups?" If yes, the article is probably empirical. In addition, please note that most studies in the social sciences use the IMRAD format to present a research study.
These sources are not considered empirical:
For this activity, we'll use databases found on the psychology library guide at https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/c.php?g=322885&p=2162742
Sometimes if we can find one good, relevant article on our topic, we can use that article as a "springboard" to find more articles on the same topic. What features could I use on this article to find more on the same topic?