If you have answered "yes" to these five questions you have probably located a scientific article.
Research articles are also often known as scientific or peer-reviewed articles. If the article is NOT written by the person or group who did the research, it is NOT a peer-reviewed or scientific article. Research articles are important for knowing what new discoveries have been made. This is why it is important to use recent articles, since they will be the first things published on a new scientific development.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these journal articles:
Popular press articles are also often known as non-scientific articles. They are most useful for very current or general information.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these articles:
Popular press articles are often published as a reaction to a research article, making the information available to the general public.