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Diseases

Typical Format of a Scholarly Article

Abstract: Summary of what the study is about, how the research was conducted, what the findings are.

Intro and Lit Review: Background of problem, reasons for/objectives of the study, prior research & literature on the topic.

Methods & Results: How the study was conducted, what was found (samples, measurement, procedures)

Discussion & Conclusion: Interpretation of the results, summary of important findings their meaning to the field; sometimes what the limitations of the study are and need for future research.

References: Sources cited in the paper. May include classic and recent studies. Look through for resources related to your topic that you might want to read.

Reading a Scholarly Article

Reading a Journal Article
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Title
Author and Institutional Affiliation
Abstrac
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    Introduction
    Literature Review

        Methods
        Findings or Results
Discussion
Conclusions

        References
        Tables
        Figures

Tutorial

How to Read a Scientific Paper
Tutorial from Purdue University Libraries