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How to Read a Scholarly Article

Sections of a Scholarly Journal Article Presenting Humanities Scholarship

Let's look at the different parts of a scholarly article that is written by a scholar in the humanities.

The humanities include languages, literature, arts, history, and philosophy. A few of the specific disciplines in the humanities are media and communications, African American studies, English literature, modern languages, ethics, religion, and gender studies.

Journal Name, Article Title, Author, and Abstractpage of article with label and line pointing to the journal name, article title, and author. Box with the words the article has an abstract has a line extending to the paragraph of text that begins "monsters make frequent appearances..."

Introduction and Article Text

The main body of the article is organized with headings. This is where the author's analysis appears.

first page of article with the word introduction in a box with a line extending to the word introduction where it appears on the page; another label reads: The main body of the article begins and a line extends to the words in bold "Bedtime stories" and another note reads: the author's analysis in the main body of the article is organized with headings


page 3 of article with the note in a box "Another heading in the main body of the article" and a line pointing to the heading in the text, "Managing the monster: coping strategies"


article page with the label Conclusion with a line pointing towards where the word Conclusion appears on screen

References or Works Cited

image of page 7 of scholarly article with the label References list and a line connecting it to where the word References appears in the article

Information About this Example Article

This example uses pages from this article:

Maynes, M. (2020). Monsters at bedtime: managing fear in bedtime picture books for children. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7(1), 1-7.