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Step 3: Read and Evaluate Articles

Now that you have your evidence, it is time to sit down and read. 

It is important to read beyond the title and abstract - make sure you are reading the full-text of your selected articles! Take note of patterns, conflicting evidence, definitions, assumptions, methodologies, recurring names of experts in the field, and anything else that sparks your interest. 

At this stage, it is very useful to use a citation manager to help you manage your citations. Currently, the University of Alberta Library provides access to RefWorks. 


There are also some great FREE options for citation managers available online: 


Not sure how or why to use a citation manager? Get in touch with us via the chat at the top of this page or email to learn more!