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Reading Scholarly Articles: A Self-Enrollable e-Course

This three-lesson micro-course will teach you about how to effectively read scholarly articles. Throughout these lessons, you’ll have opportunities to check your understanding about the concepts discussed; these questions are all for practice and are ungraded. Once you’ve worked through these lessons, in order, you can take a quiz to test your knowledge -- a score of at least 80% will earn you the Reading Scholarly Articles credential, a digital badge.

Once you’ve worked through this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kinds of information you’ll find in scholarly and popular articles, and identify the differences between these kinds of resources.
  • Identify the sections of a scholarly article as well as the kinds of information you can expect to find in each section
  • Explain strategies to read scholarly articles meaningfully and intentionally, and pick out the strategies that will be most useful as you read scholarly articles in your discipline.

This micro-course takes about 20 minutes to complete. 

Click this link to enter the micro-course


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This e-course has been evaluated and included in ALA/ACRL's Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database (PRIMO)

For guest access, please contact Amanda Nichols Hess, nichols@oakland.edu.


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