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BI155 - Ecology & Evolution Lab - Robertson: Reading Scientific Articles

A research guide for students looking for sources for their ecology & evolution "aquatic locomotion" lab.

Introduction

Reading primary research articles in the sciences can be tough at first. If you are a science major, the process will become easier over time as you learn the terminology, background, theory, and methodology of your field. 

For now, the short video on the right will give some hints as to how to read a scientific article.

Below the video are some further tips on how to read scientific articles.

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Hints for Reading Scientific Articles

Research Tutorial- Hints for Reading Scientific Journal Articles (1:20) from ProfMatteson.