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FYSM 164: The Inhospitable: Poetics of the Desert (Hubert): Scholarly Sources

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Orient Yourself

Scholarly articles are difficult to understand without background information. Unless you're familiar with the field and the topic under discussion, start with a quick look at encyclopedia entries about key terms (Wikipedia can be very useful for this). Reading the introduction to a scholarly book on the subject is a great way to develop a deeper understanding and get yourself up to speed.

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