It helps to be familiar with the different parts of scholarly sources. Generally articles in the social sciences have a similar structure with section headings, tables or other graphic illustrations with statistical information.
Here are the typical sections:
When researching a topic you will likely find more sources than you could read in the time available for your project. Scholarly articles can be complicated to read, so it is important to evaluate the relevance of articles before you begin to read them from start to finish.
Use these tips to help you get through the process quickly:
Here's a 5 minute video by a librarian from Kishwaukee College Library. He points out how to save time when reading a scholarly article.
Lockman, Tim. (2012). How to Read a Scholarly Journal Article. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEVftUdfKtQ