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Peer Review in Three Minutes
What is a Peer Reviewed Article? How do articles get peer reviewed?
Watch this short video to learn more.
How to Read a Scientific Paper
Click the image below to view a short tutorial that will guide you through the parts of a scientific article. Thanks to Michael Fosmire at Purdue University.
A medical and health database developed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that provides access and searching for life science journals.
Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature.
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Find journals, books, ebooks, films, sound recordings, and government documents available to JMU users.
Primary Sources VS. Secondary Sources
Primary Sources Versus Secondary Sources
Reviews or remarks
Author is who conducted the research
Author did not conduct the research
Usually a research paper, a lab notebook, research data, technical reports, or a conference presentation
Includes review article, book, and brief or popular science report about the topic