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UGS 302 - Hidden Treasures of Plants - Roux

Scholarly and Scientific Articles - What are they and how do I read them?

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Peer-reviewed articles written by authors who actually performed an original experiment or are recording their field observations, i.e. of organisms or medical patients.

Peer-reviewed articles written by authors who summarize or discuss trends in the primary literature. In the life science field, these are called "review" articles or "reviews".

Non-peer-reviewed articles, books, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries, etc. (your background information likely falls into this category)

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