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Nursing Education

How to Read a Research Article

Here's a short video explaining the parts of a scholarly article and how to read it:

 Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (4:47) (NC State University Libraries page)

Here's an article explaining how to read a journal article:

Art of Reading a Journal Article: Methodically and Effectively (Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology). See the section on Types of Journal Articles, which gives a good short description of the different types of medical journal articles, differentiating between primary and secondary sources. 

Critical Evaluation of Research

Reading deeper: Here's a web site that has checklists for what to examine when evaluating research articles: 

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