Research Guide: Scholarly Journals

Use this guide to learn more about scholarly journals and the peer-review process

Reviewing parts of a journal article

An interactive tutorial of the anatomy of a scholarly article

The image below shows a screenshot of the interactive tutorial created by the NCSU Library. Click on the link to open the tutorial and then you can interact with the various sections highlighted on the article to learn about about the significance of each section.

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Screenshot of an interactive tutorial page, showing highlighted sections of an academic journal and notes about each section

Video: How to Read a Scholarly Article

Source: "How to Read a Scholarly Article" by University of Illinois Undergraduate Library, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to read a scholarly article by following these steps: 1. Read the abstract 2. Read the conclusion 3. Read the first paragraph or the introduction 4. Read the first sentence of every paragraph 5. Read the rest of the article