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Science Information Cycle: Current Research


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Scholarly Journal Articles

  • Articles frequently contain the new discoveries in a field.
  • Often peer-reviewed, refereed and held to rigorous standards.
  • Use of the scientific method is typically reflected

Conference Proceedings

  • Presentation proceedings similar to scholarly articles
  • May be more timely turn around
  • Sometimes peer-reviewed; sometimes only the abstract is available

Technical Reports

  • Government or academic publications that convey new developments
  • Culmination of scientific research, technical concept information
  • Often provide graphical depictions of designs and data

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