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Scholarly Articles

This guide describes what scholarly articles are and provides advice on finding, reading, and evaluating them.

Welcome to the SLCC Libraries module on Scholarly Articles!

This content has been adapted from a Canvas module created in Fall of 2020.

Instructors, search Canvas Commons for "SLCC Library" to add the module to your courses, or contact a librarian for assistance.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the audience, authors, and purpose of scholarly sources
  • Identify key sections in a scholarly research article
  • Describe one method of reading a scholarly article
  • Explain the components of a strong summary or a scholarly article
  • Apply evaluation criteria to a scholarly article
  • Identify one way to focus a library database search on scholarly sources

Let's get started!