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ENGL 4008/5008: Rhetoric of Science

This research guide provides resources for Heather Vorhies' ENGL 4008/5008 course.

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Reading a Research Article

Scholarly articles are a source type that many academic disciplines use to share recent research and scholarship. Some characteristics of scholarly articles are:

  • The author is a scholar or researcher in the field they write about
  • The article has gone through a peer review process
  • Sources used have been cited and are included in either footnotes or a bibliography
  • Articles are published in academic journals, usually requiring library databases to access

Reading a Research Article - Use this presentation to learn more about scholarly articles and how you can easily break them down to pull out important information.

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You can also refine your results by using the facets on the left side of the screen to narrow down by format, language, or additional subject headings.

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