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AIS 3001-4099: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies

Starting point for Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS) Program research assignments.

Reading Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles read differently than other types of sources. The Anatomy of a Scholarly Article video (3:12 minutes) provides strategies for reading this type of article. And, the Reading Scholarly Articles handout (Word file link) illustrates the structure of a scholarly article. If you decide the article you've found is relevant to your research question, carefully read each section of the article. 

Take Notes:
Use whatever method works for you. Additional tips:

  • Print article and highlight or circle while reading
  • Add notes in the margins of each section
  • Summarize key/main points
  • If viewing PDF online, Adobe Reader has features that are helpful such as highlight text and sticky notes 

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