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Reading Scientific Articles

How to Read a Scientific Article

Reading a scientific or scholarly article can be daunting business.  Jumping in and trying to read it straight through from beginning to end probably is not the best way to read them.  The following web links provide some great tips for how to read through a scientific/scholarly article (and be prepared, you may need to read it several times to understand it!):

How to Read a Scientific Article (Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication at Rice University

http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/courses/HowToReadSciArticle.pdf

How to Read a Scientific Paper (Science Buddies)

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/top_science-fair_how_to_read_a_scientific_paper.shtml

How to Read a Scientific Paper (Purdue University Libraries)

https://www.lib.purdue.edu/sites/default/files/libraries/engr/Tutorials/Newest%20Scientific%20Paper.pdf

Infographic: How to Read a Scientific Paper (Elsevier)

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/infographic-how-to-read-a-scientific-paper

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