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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. The University of Alberta Library has an excellent guide to help you select a reference manager to suit your needs: 


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