Journal articles can be designed differently from each other. Some represent a side array of studies such as case reports, case-control studies, cohort studies, randomized control trials, or clinical trials. Others articles represent a summary of multiple studies such as types of literature reviews or systematic reviews with meta-analyses.
Searching through resources requires aspects of language and logic. Language is partly what you bring to the search, and logic is what makes searching easier. Try these tips and tricks for using our library databases in the following pages. Remember, you are always welcome to meet with a librarian if you have any questions.
Learn how literature reviews gather and synthesize ideas from other studies. It's much different than summarizing articles individually. Literature reviews logically gather the same concepts from within separate studies.
Make the best use of your time by creating quick references or bibliographies with citation tools. Since there are so many citation tools out there, find the right set of tools for your work flow. Please ask for help if you're not sure on how to go about it.