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CHEM 1011 - Molecules & Life - Flokstra: Reading/Analyzing Sources

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.

Cite it Right!

For citation examples and assistance, see this guide:

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 Experimental Article

Article sandwich

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