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How to...Find and Identify Peer Reviewed Journals: How to Read a Research Article

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Parts of a Scholarly Research Article

A scholarly research article usually has several sections, including:

  • Abstract (summary)
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References (works cited)

Learn more about some of these sections from the brief, interactive "Anatomy of a Scholarly Article" tutorial or from the longer "Elements of a Research Article" tutorial.

Reading Strategies