This part of the guide will illuminate the aspects of a scholarly article and how they are different from the regular articles you come across in everyday life.
A literature review is very different from the papers we wrote in undergraduate studies. The concepts of how to construct a literature review can be very confusing. This part of the guide will deal with the aspects of understanding and creating a literature review.
A scholarly article can come in many shapes and sizes. This guide will deal with how quantitative, empirical research is synthesized to create a scholarly article. We will describe the parts of a scholarly article and which areas to cite from.
Using book reviews as scholarly resources is a common mistake. Book reviews are quick synopses of previously published books in a field, they also contain scholarly opinion on whether the book is a valuable addition to one's collection. These articles do not qualify as research. We will describe why and tell you how to avoid them.
This part deals with constructing your APA Style reference list and how to correctly cite all of your sources at the end of your research.
Now that you've learned how to cite a source in your reference list, we can work on citing them in text of your paper. This guide will teach you how to quote, paraphrase, and cite concepts from your sources within the text of your paper.
Finally, you can test your knowledge on how to conduct research by taking this final short quiz & preassessment!