Interactive page showing and explaining the common parts of a scholarly article (ex: abstract, bibliography, data, conclusions, etc). Requires mouse hover to show information.
Used with permission from the NCSU Libraries.
Periodical Types (infographic)
Periodical Types (video)
Peer Review Petting Zoo (activity)
Students often struggle to identify what makes a source scholarly or peer-reviewed. Consider bringing copies of scholarly journals and books to class, or use a reading from your syllabus as an example. Ask students to identify the features that make a source scholarly or peer-reviewed. (Examples: credibility of author and/or publisher, evidence of sources, language is written for other scholars, has an editorial board and outline of editorial process [for journals], etc.). If you've had students using examples of inappropriate sources in the past, use these as examples and talk about them together.
Diagram of how to read an social science or humanities article and integrate into a paper.
Source: Cunningham, April and Hannon, Richard (2013) "Reinforcing College Reading Strategies in the Library Classroom," LOEX Quarterly: Vol. 40: Iss. 1, Article 4. Available at: http://commons.emich.edu/loexquarterly/vol40/iss1/4