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CDIS 100: Intro. to Communication Sciences & Disorders: Disciplinary Databases

Anatomy of a scholarly article

Click on the image below to go through an online tutorial explaining common elements of a scholarly article.

screenshot for the tutorial 'Anatomy of a Scholarly Article'

*Adapted from Oregon State University Libraries, "What is a scholary article?" and sourced from North Carolina State University Library.

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Reading a Scholarly Article

Scholarly articles in the Sciences and Social Sciences have very a specific structure. Knowing more about this structure will help you read an article and find the information you need more quickly. 

Information Available Provided Within the Article Structure
Summary Abstract
Claim/Gap Introduction
Context Literature Review/Background/Past Studies
Methodology Method/Experiment/Interviews/Data Collection
Analysis Results/Discussion
Conclusion This is sometimes part of the result/discussion
References/Citations/Notes APA: Notice that publication dates, when items were published, are emphasized.

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