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Writing 39C Information Literacy Tutorial - 2019 version

How to read scholarly journal articles

Scholarly journal articles are likely to be different in tone and scope than anything you've ever encountered before. This is because scholarly articles are not written for an audience of undergraduate students! They are written primarily by scholars (usually university professors) for other scholars. They use jargon from their professional fields without bothering to define these terms for your average person. As a result, scholarly journal articles can be difficult to understand. 

Watch the video below to learn about what to look for in a scholarly article. This will save you time later when you are trying to read them for your assignment.

How to read a scholarly article (Western University) [time = 2:34]