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How to Read a Scholarly Article

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Use this guide to help students dissect and read scholarly and peer-reviewed articles. The guide is organized into sections that asks students to understand and think critically about the information needed to create a citation, the organization of a journal article, and the article's main ideas.

Tips: 

Customize this guide by pairing it with a course reading. This is best used in conjunction with a class discussion about scholarly articles so that faculty or teaching assistants can continue the discussion as it relates to the course material.

Date created: 
Fall 2013
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Find Newspaper Articles & News Transcripts

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This guide lists sources for finding current and historical newspaper articles.

Date created: 
Summer 2009
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findnewspaper.html

Find Opinions, Editorials & Opposing Viewpoints

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This guide shows how to find opinion and editorial articles in print and online. It provides a list of publications with opposing viewpoints and shows how to find political cartoons.

Date created: 
Spring 2009
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findoped.html

Find an Article from a Citation

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This guide walks students through the steps to find an article from a citation.

Date created: 
Summer 2012
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/articlecitation.html

How to Read a Scientific Paper - Blackboard Test Package

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This test package can be uploaded to Blackboard to assess student comprehension of the How to Read a Scientific Paper Tutorial.

Tips: 

Follow the steps below to import the 5-point test into your Blackboard course:

  • Download the test package to your computer (Test_ScientifiPaper_5points.zip)
  • Log in to your Blackboard course and click Control Panel
  • Under Course Tools select Test, Surveys, and Pools
  • Click on Tests, then Import Test
  • Click the Browse button and locate the test package you saved in step 1.
  • Now, decide where you'd prefer the test to live and from the left-hand column, click on either Course Documents or Assignments.
  • From the Create Assessment drop-down tab, select Test. The How to Read a Scientific Paper Test should appear in the Add Test window. Select it and hit Submit.
  • After you have successfully created the test, the screen will display Test Options. Under “2. Test Availability,” click Yes by “Make the Link Available” to turn the link on for students and under “5. Test Feedback,” check all four boxes if you want to display the feedback for correct and incorrect answers built into the test package. Click “Submit.”

Contact us if you'd like help adding this to your Blackboard course.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Developing and Researching A Controversy

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This assignment helps students map their controversy and find a variety of viewpoints.

Tips: 

Contact librarians to customize this assignment and an accompanying tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Find an Article

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This assignment teaches students how to find an article by brainstorming keywords, choosing a database, constructing a search, and citing the article.

Tips: 

Contact librarians to customize this assignment and get an accompanying tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2010
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Find a Peer-Reviewed Article

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This assignment asks students to find a peer reviewed article relate to a course assignment or course material and evaluate it.

Tips: 

Assign the Find Articles tutorial and the Popular, Scholarly or Trade? guide to complement this assignment. Or contact librarians to request a tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Finding and Evaluating Articles from Library Databases

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This resource supports instructors to teach their students how to find and evaluate articles. It includes exercises for three different classroom technology scenarios.

Tips: 

Contact the Libraries for a research guide tailored to your course.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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How to Read a Scientific Paper

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This tutorial, created by the Purdue University Libraries, teaches students how to read a scientific paper and explains the anatomy of a scholarly research paper. A Blackboard test package is available as an assessment tool for this tutorial.

Date created: 
8/5/11
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.purdue.edu/help/tutorials/scientific-paper
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