Who: Who wrote the article? Does he/she/they have credentials listed? Who is the intended audience? Who was the article written for?
What: What are the author(s) trying to say? Can you find the thesis statement?
Where: What kind of publication was the article published in (a scholarly journal, a magazine to educate patients, a popular source for scientific information)? Where was the research run and who does if impact?
When: Is your article recent?
How: How did the author(s) acquire the information reported on? Can the experiments be run again? Can the information be found again?
Reliable sources for this assignment can be found in the following library databases.
If you can't think of a good topic, here are a few ideas: