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ENGLISH 1005 - College Writing & Research - Groninga

How to read journal articles

Journal articles are often long (10-20 pages) and can be difficult to read. 

To quickly read a journal article that is outside of your discipline, read only the following sections of an article and skip the rest of the article:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography*

Pro-tip: Skim the bibliography for additional sources you can use for your paper. 

Find journal articles

Use Onesearch (library catalog), library databases, and Google Scholar to find journal articles. 

General and subject databases

For a full list of subjects, visit Databases A-Z

General Databases

Use Academic OneFile and Academic Search Elite to find articles on almost any subject.