Answered By: Jan Uhde
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021     Views: 36

A primary (or original) research article reports on an empirical research study in the science, technology, engineering, and medical (STEM) fields. The article typically reports on the author(s) own work and findings from original research after conducting an original experiment.

Primary research articles are published in peer-reviewed journals and can be found via various STEM-based databases, like Scopus, found on the Library's A-Z list of databases. You can also use the "All Subject" drop down menu to select a subject, then choose a subject relevant database to search. Keywords to include in your search might be: analysis, study, trial, investigation, examination, experiment, content analysis, or surveys. This research can be tricky, so don't hesitate to contact the relevant subject librarian for more help.

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