11 Reading Scholarly Sources

Many students are new to scholarly reading.  You may find that reading scholarly sources takes more time than you’d expected.  As you engage with a variety of sources, you’re bound to come across some that are written for experts or specialists in a particular field.  Give yourself time to approach your reading, look up unfamiliar terms, and consult with your professor if you need help.

Here’s an excellent resource from Harvard’s library, Six Reading Habits for thinking-intensive reading.

This guide from USC about Reading Scholarly Articles provides useful descriptions of components of scholarly articles, including the structure of scientific papers.

Explore the library’s guide to Reading Strategies for more information and helpful tips.

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