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Reading Academic Journals

Take a minute to think about what you would see in an academic journal. If you thought that the journal only consisted of peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, think again! Several scholarly journals have features that are non peer-reviewed such as opinion pieces, book reviews, or regular newsletters. 

There are some key indicators to tell if an article is scholarly and peer-reviewed. In general, this article is lengthy with headings and subheadings. Many times they will report on an original study, but not always. Sometimes, they can be a meta-analysis. The tutorial below should provide some guidance on how to read scholarly research. 

Video: How to Read Scholarly Materials (click to play)

video How to read scholarly material