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English 160 &161: Introduction to Library Research

Library Research Workshop: Day 2

Tips for Reading--and using-- a Scholarly Article:

How can you use the article to identify keywords or connect to other sources on the same topic? 

Quick tips for working with scholarly articles:

  • Start with the abstract
  • Next, read the conclusion and introduction 
  • Read the middle last (this is often the dense/technical part so it helps to build a broader understanding first)
  • Once you've selected your articles, it can be helpful to take notes, highlight, and underline text, either on an electronic or printed copy (whatever works for you)! 

Day One: Research Activities

Claim a page on the shared Google Doc to record citation information for one book and one article on your topic.