Answered By: HACC Library
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017     Views: 77

An "original research" article is a report on research and/or an experiment done by the authors themselves. Typical sections of an original research report include: an abstract; a literature review; methods; description of a sample or participants; results; discussion; conclusions; references. Tables, charts and graphs are often included as well.

These reports are most often published in scholarly journals, which can be found in many of our databases. When available, place a checkmark next to "scholarly/peer reviewed" and then make sure that your articles have all (or most) of the sections/features listed above.

An original research article is considered to be a type of primary source.


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