Not sure if the scholarly article you're reading is any good? This page contains tips that will help you to know how to begin to evaluate the research you're using for your projects.
There are a couple of general questions that are worth asking of any article before reading, so that you can see how important it might be.
You'll want to start with the journal. Head to the journal website, look for the "about us" or "journal information" link and think about the following questions:
Next, focus on the article to gather some general facts:
Common themes for article critique include the types of data, the control groups, the number of subjects, the variable, and overall experiment design. For example:
Questions? Take a look at How to Read and Critique a Scientific Research Article on reserve.
Trying to find a scholarly article? Here are some specialized guides to searching databases for scientific information:
Have questions about what research or review articles are, how to read research articles, or how to evaluate them? Take a look at the following guides for more information.
Need some help citing what you find? You can check out the following links for some guidance:
And, as always, you're welcome to contact me using the information on the right, or schedule a research appointment with a librarian whenever the library is open by clicking "Ask Us for Help" on the right of the page.