Most scientific journals format their articles in a standard way; breaking them into clearly defined and labeled sub-sections.
If you are looking for a specific kind of information - think about which section might have the information that you need, and skip to that section. For example the Introduction and Discussion sections are good places to look for general information and an overview of the important issues.
Here is one approach to reading a scholarly article:
*Used with permission from the Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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