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Ecology and the Environment Class

Background Information

Ebooks on Climate Change

How to Read Scientific Articles

Parts of a Scientific Article - 

  • Abstract - A brief overview of what the article is about and why the authors did the experiment.
  • Introduction - Gives you the motivation and importance of the study, includes background information.
  • Literature Review -  Reviews previous work on this topic that this article builds upon.
  • Methods - How the experiment was carried out. 
  • Results - This is the raw data from the experiment. There will be charts and tables. 
  • Discussion - The reasons for the conclusion.
  • Conclusion, Implication or Summary - This section discusses the meaning and implications of the research. 

Science Databases