How to Read a Scholarly Article

One of the most difficult tasks you encounter when you come to college is reading scholarly materials. Scholarly materials may include peer-reviewed articles, scientific articles, and articles from academic journals. You can find them using our library databases, which have access to thousands of them online. Scholarly materials tend to have a lot of high-level language, and have some complicated parts that you may not necessarily understand.

Our tutorial can help you learn about the parts of a scholarly article as well as tips on how to read them.

Steps included are:

  • Learning about the different parts of a research article
  • How to read for understanding
  • Summarizing the article to check that you understood it