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Primary Source Research Articles

In the sciences, a primary source is the original publication of new data, research or theories.  Examples include: experimental studies, clinical trials, opinion surveys

Typically, primary research articles are published in peer-reviewed journal articles with standardized sections, including

  • Literature Review
  • description of Methods
  • tables of Data
  • summary of Results or formal Conclusion.  

Need help deciding if an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal?  Use this table of characteristics to help you decide.


Journals @ UWSP

To find out if the library has access to a specific journal (print or online), use:

Finding Articles Using Individual Databases

Below is a selection of subject databases you can search individually.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search