Intimidated and frustrated by scholarly, peer reviewed articles? Use the links below to learn how to navigate scientific journal articles.
When you are just getting started in a discipline, one of the most difficult things about reading the literature is understanding the language. Using scientific dictionaries and encyclopedias to look up unfamiliar terms can be hugely helpful.
Use the resources below to assist you as you read:
Remember that reading scientific literature is not easy, even for experts. Having a strategy, along with making sure to look up concepts and terms you don't understand, can be hugely helpful. The above strategy is recommended but developing your own based on your knowledge about what each section contains and what you need to know is key!