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Reading Scientific Literature

Academic research articles have a structure and language that is different from our other reading materials such as textbooks. This lesson can help students new to academic research understand these differences and learn strategies for finding information

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Reading Scientific Research

Academic research articles have a structure and language that is different from our other reading materials such as textbooks. This lesson can help students new to academic research understand these differences and learn strategies for finding information in such articles.

PRIMO 2019Opens in a new windowThis lesson is also available in the Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online project database.

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Lesson created by Alice Anderson, Ashley Stark, Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan, Rachel Vukas, and Robyn Hartman in 2018.

CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

How to Use This Guide

This guide was developed by a team of library educators working together under the umbrella of the New Literacies Alliance. To use this guide, click the "Learning Module" link on the left-hand side of this page. Once you have done that, click/tap through the embedded link to the New Literacies Alliance's guide. Make sure to click/tap on the "Next" button to progress, and be sure to complete the assessment at the end. Good luck!