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Reading Scholarly Articles

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Reading Scholarly Articles

This three-lesson micro-course will teach you about how to effectively read scholarly articles. Throughout these lessons, you’ll have opportunities to check your understanding about the concepts discussed; these questions are all for practice and are ungraded. Once you’ve worked through these lessons, in order, you can take a quiz to test your knowledge -- a score of at least 80% will earn you the Reading Scholarly Articles credential (or badge)!

Once you’ve worked through this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kinds of information you’ll find in scholarly and popular articles, and identify the differences between these kinds of resources.
  • Identify the sections of a scholarly article as well as the kinds of of information you can expect to find in each section.
  • Explain strategies to read scholarly articles meaningfully and intentionally, and pick out the strategies that will be most useful as you read scholarly articles in your discipline.

If you have any questions about this micro-course, please contact Amanda Hess,


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This micro-course has been evaluated and included in ALA/ACRL's Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database (PRIMO).


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