Librarians frequently hear these questions from students.
You can use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to get a free copy of the article. On average, articles arrive within 48 hours to your Fisher email. On the Lavery Library home page, you can select My Accounts, then sign into your Interlibrary Loan account where you can request an article.
There are several different ways. Here are three options:
Reading smartly can help you save time and find relevant sources for your research project.
Instead of reading every article from start to finish, you can scan through some key sections first. These include the abstract, the introduction, and/or the conclusion.
After scanning, you can ask yourself these questions to decide if you need to read the whole article:
- Does this article explore a question similar to my research question?
- Does it give me more research questions I could use?
- Does it disagree with and contradict other research I have read?
- Does it corroborate and support other research I have read?
If you answer "yes" for any of these questions, you may want to read the entire article and save it for your research project.