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Research: A Step-by-Step Guide: Scholarly Articles
This guide will help you start learning about the high-quality information and research support available through the Kirk Library
Scholarly articles are great sources of information when you want the latest research findings, straight from the experts studying it. These articles are written for other experts in the field, so they will be very dense and written with lots of technical jargon. Don't let that scare you away though. With some reading strategies, some patience, and some practice you can make use of the information packed into scholarly articles.
Identify Key Information on First Page of Articles
When you first encounter a scholarly article, your first task is to make sure it fits your need. Use the first page to make this call.
The first page also has all the information you will need to create your citations. This interactive image shows how to identify key information when looking at a scholarly article.
Parts of a Scholarly Article
Most scholarly articles follow a common format to organize their information. This common format will help you know what to expect from each section and to jump to the section that has the most useful information for your needs.