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BIOL 4164 - Mammalogy - Demastes: Reading/Analyzing Articles

Guide for locating research on specific mammals. Tips on where to search and how to search.

Reading Tips

Here are a few tips for reading scholarly articles that are original research studies or experiments.

You're Not Alone!

Most people find scholarly sources challenging, even faculty!  Here are a few reflections & tips. Don't worry that they reference science fields, because the suggestions are applicable to any discipline.

Self-paced Tutorial

Used with author permission.

Videos

How To Read a Scholarly Journal Article (5:10):

How to Read Academic Research, even if you're not an expert (11:43):

Parts of an Article

Article sandwich