How to Read a Scholarly Article

By Nicole Sandberg
Published on 16 November, 2017

One of the most difficult tasks you encounter when you come to college is reading scholarly materials. Scholarly materials may include peer-reviewed articles, scientific articles, and articles from academic journals. You can find them using our library databases, which have access to thousands of them online. Scholarly materials tend to have a lot of high-level language, and have some complicated parts that you may not necessarily understand.

Our tutorial can help you learn about the parts of a scholarly article as well as tips on how to read them.

Steps included are:

  • Learning about the different parts of a research article
  • How to read for understanding
  • Summarizing the article to check that you understood it