Answered By: Amanda Kalish MCC
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020     Views: 244

Scientific articles are written by experts to advance the study of science. They can be found in scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals. Here is an example of a scientific article.

Scientific articles are often presented with the following sections:

Title & Author Information

Abstract

Introduction

Review of Literature

Methodology

Findings/Results

Conclusions/Discussion

Further Study

Works Cited/References

There are several different places to search for scholarly journal articles in a scientific journal.  From the MiraCosta Library homepage, click on Menu (top right), go under the heading Research and click on the link Databases by Subject.  Scroll to the subject section titled STEM and click on more.  This is where you will find helpful databases, including: Science in Context, Scientific American Online, and GREENR (Environment, Energy, Natural Resources).  You can also look for these articles in our more general databases, such as Academic Search Ultimate and JSTOR.  Be sure to limit your search results to scholarly peer-reviewed articles when possible.

 

 

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