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BIOS 240: Microbiology: Parts of an Original Research Article

Use this research guide to find library resources for BIOS240 - Microbiology.

Anatomy of an Original Research Article

 This chart will help you identify the parts of an original research article.

Section of the Article
What It Does
Abstract
Summary of the article
Methods
How the experiment was done
Results
What happened as a result of the study
Discussion
Thoughts of the researchers on the experiment and/or previous studies
Conclusions
Often found only in the abstract, but summarizes the results and discussions
References
List of sources used or referred to

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