Researchers, like your research mentors, conduct original research and then publish articles about their research in scholarly journals. Articles published in scholarly journals usually go through a peer review process. Researchers may also present their research at a professional conference and in this case they also write a paper that is peer reviewed and published in the proceedings of the conference.
Lets explore how the peer review process works using the video "Peer Review in 3 Minutes" by the the North Carolina State University Library.
Next, lets explore the what is in each section of a typical scholarly literature article using the video The Anatomy of a Scientific Article by the Writing Center at CU Denver.
Now that you know how researchers publish their research in peer-reviewed journal articles, lets consider why searching for these research articles is an important part of doing your own original research. Reasons to find and read research articles include:
Note: this information is not in the Canvas learning module. This infographic is provided as an additional resource for learning about the peer-review process.
Infographic by Jayashree Rajagopalan