This tutorial is aimed to help I/O graduate students to learn what is scientific literature, and how to conduct scientific research . Students learn scientific research from their professors, curricular, and their own practice. This tutorial focuses on effectively using library resources to conduct scientific research.
What is scientific literature? Utilizing the Scientific Literature by Anne E. Egger, Ph.D., Anthony Carpi, Ph.D. is an excellent summary.
Why is scientific literature important?
The reason why access to the literature is so important is because it is a reliable archive of scientific research. The fact that it is reliable does not mean that every published paper is correct, but it means that progress in our understanding can be tracked through time.
What types of publications are included in the scientific literature?
Scientific publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the natural and social sciences are often called scientific literature. They are,
Specifically, they are,
Use this link to test yourself, if you really understand scientific literature: https://www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Process-of-Science/49/Utilizing-the-Scientific-Literature/173/quiz
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