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Original research articles (also sometimes called scholarly, peer-reviewed or refereed articles) are written to convey the results of original study, research or experimentation. They are written by experts in a discipline for other experts in the discipline. Research articles in the sciences, in particular, will usually have:
Or watch the following video from the University of Minnesota on how to skim an article for the main points and take effective notes:
Locating articles: In most of the library's databases, look for this button to access your article online.
IF you get a message that indicates "No full text" or "Request this item", click the Request from Interlibrary Loan link to ask the library to get the article PDF for you (see image below).
Step 1: To make Google Scholar talk to the OSU Libraries collection, go to the Settings link, located on the top left corner of the page:
Step 2: On the upper right side of the Settings bar, click the gear icon.
Step 3: On the left-hand side of the Scholar Settings page, choose Library links.
Step 4: Next either search for Oregon State University in the search box or simply use the checkbox next to Oregon State University. Make sure you click Save.
Now, when you do a search, your results list will look like this. Click on the Find it at OSU link to get to either the full-text of the article or an easy option for requesting the article through interlibrary loan. Notice that if the article doesn't have a Find it at OSU link, you can click on the More symbol (two arrow-like symbols) to try and Find at OSU.
Sometimes Google Scholar results do not have the Find it at OSU link. However, if there is a PDF item included in the search result, that will take you directly to a PDF- no OSU access needed.
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