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Finding original (or "scientific") research articles: Start here

Learn how to recognize an original research article and where to find one.

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stack of magazines and journalsThis guide will help you understand...

  • the definition of an original research article
  • where to look for an original research article
  • how to make sure you've found one
  • how to read and understand original research articles
  • why these kinds of articles are important

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