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Reading for Research

Along with the ability to discover resources, you will also need:

iconto evaluate them to determine whether they will truly satisfy your (and your professor’s) information need;

iconto read them critically to accurately draw out the author’s best thoughts and meanings;  and

iconto record notes carefully so you can remember where you found all those good ideas that you may want to use later.

Here are some videos and tools that will help you to develop these skills.

List of Contents




Evaluating Resources (Western University)
Evaluating Web Pages (Wolfgram Library at Widener University) 
Peer Review in 3 Minutes

Critical Reading



How to Read a Scholarly Article
How to Read a Scholarly Journal Article
How to Read Academic Research (Russell James-Texas Tech)
Note Taking in the Research Process
Organize Your Research Notes