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Materials Science & Engineering


This training, "Reading Scientific Papers", from the Office of Intramural Education & Training from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is excellent.  It's well worth watching in its entirety.  If you only have a few minutes, you can skip to 17:00 when the speaker begins recommending specific steps to take to read a scientific paper. 


How to (Seriously) Read a Scientific Paper.Science | AAAS, 21 Mar. 2016,

Mary Purugganan, PhD, and Jan Hewitt, PhD. “How to Read a Scientific Article,” Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication, Rice University, 

Elsevier. “Infographic: How to Read a Scientific Paper.” Elsevier Connect, Updated April 5, 2021 .