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Research Tutorials: Reading Strategies for Scholarly Articles


Many professors require you to use expert publications in your research projects. But reading scholarly articles can be challenging! This interactive tutorial will help you make sense of this seemingly complicated information. Learn to effectively navigate and understand academic research by identifying the most important sections of an article and knowing how to apply them. Use this tutorial to turn scholarly articles into helpful sources for your next project!

Looking for Scholarly Articles?

To find scholarly articles, it's best to use the library databases. They collect millions of articles from journals in every subject area. View the tutorials below for help choosing a database and logging into the library. Finally, if you're not sure what database to still use, Academic Search Complete works for most topics.

choose a database tutorial screencapture

Choosing a Database

Length: 1:25

login to the library tutorial screencapture

Login to the Library

Length: 0:52

Reading Strategies for Scholarly Articles tutorial

At the end of the tutorial there is a self-quiz you can take. If you score 80% or more, you can press the Print Results button for a printable version of the results*. If you don't get 80% your first try, no big deal! Just click the Retry Quiz button.

*must have Flash enabled to use the Print Results button

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