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Reading Scholarly Articles Efficiently and Effectively

What is a Scholarly Article?

What is a Scholarly Article?

Scholarly journals are publications that come out monthly or quarterly for researchers to publish their original research, including theoretical discussions and reviews.

Scholarly journals are typically peer-reviewed journals. Peer review indicates that similarly qualified people verify the content of the article. This means, scholarly articles are often published months after an event.

Peer review process

 

 

What is in a Scholarly Article

Scholarly Article Present Information in a Predictable Order

Scholarly articles are written to answer and present:

1. what is known

2. what is unknown

3. what is the research hypothesis

4. what is the study for testing the hypothesis

5. presentation of results

6. conclusion, including presentation of new unknowns. 

 

Infographic: Flow of Info

Information does not stay the same. It evolves over time. 

Information evolves overtime and changes in format, content, and quality. When choosing information, consider the flow of information. Are you selecting the best resource available?

Characteristics of a Scholarly Article

How to evaluate the most common types of articles.

When doing research, you will come across three main types of articles, Scholarly, Trade, and Popular. There is a time and place for each type of article. 

When doing research, you will come across three main types of articles, Scholarly, Trade, and Popular. There is a time and place for each type of article.   Scholarly: Highly reliable, use freely. Written by scholars for scholars Trade: Use with caution, written by people in the industry for people in the industry  Popular: Avoid, authority and reliability hard to determine.

  1. Scholarly: Highly reliable, use freely. Written by scholars for scholars
  2. Trade: Use with caution, written by people in the industry for people in the industry 
  3. Popular: Avoid, authority and reliability hard to determine.