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1. On the far right side of the citation page in the Taylor & Francis site, click on the share icon Image result for orange share icon  or the plus sign  (more options)

2. Select share by email

3. In the email screen, (pre-populated with the article title), input the following email addresses:


      From: your JWU email address [Do not use Gmail or some non-JWU address.]

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How to Read a Scholarly Article

Reading and Understanding Scholarly Articles

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Note: Scholarly articles can be read non-linear.  Because a scholarly article has clearly defined "parts"  separated by headings (such as "abstract" and "literature review"), you can read elements of the article independently.

You may want to start with the abstract, to find out what the research covers: this will help you determine if the article is relevant to you. Then, skip to the end of the article to read the discussion and conclusion. These sections will summarize the findings.

Oftentimes, the introduction will tell you why the authors conducted this research and what was their claim. From there, you can learn more about the need for the research, the methodology (how the researchers collected their data), the results, and how the data was analyzed.

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