1. Identify characteristics of a scholarly journal article.
2. What is a primary source?
3. What are some limitations of using Google?
4. Where can I find primary sources?
Which of the following is a Scholarly Article?
Scholarly Article Checklist:
1. Intent: Report on original research in a specific field
2. Audience: Scholars and researchers
3. Authors: Scholars and researchers
4. References: Cite sources with footnotes/bibliographies
5. Layout: Plain paper, tables, figures, charts
6. Advertising: Fewer ads, usually for other journals, if any
Abstract – Provides a summary of the article
Introduction – Includes background information and a description of the author’s purpose
Materials and Methods – Details about how the study was performed with enough detail so that other scientists could repeat the study
Note: Review articles often do not have a materials and methods section and graphs, tables, or figures containing actual data will include citations in the figure legend to the primary research papers that originally reported the findings
Results – Includes new observations, data and findings, and figures
Discussion – A description of what the findings mean and their implications
References - A list of resources containing information used by the author
Which of the following is a Primary Source?