Project (Research Article Summary) Guidelines

Find a current (within the last five years) research article (a scientific paper) on a nutrition topic of your choice from one of the following sources:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

American Journal of Nursing

Annals of Internal Medicine

Journal of Nutrition

Journal of the American Dental Association

Journal of the American Dietetic Association/Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health


New England Journal of Medicine

Others with prior approval of the instructor.

Your article should be a full text article (not an abstract) and at least 5 pages long. Submit your topic and source (to include journal name, volume, year, pages, etc.) no later than Monday 3/6/17. Read the article and prepare a written summary of at least 3 double spaced typewritten pages. Summaries are due on Monday 4/3/17 and should be submitted. Your summary should include your opinion on the content or outcomes of your article. Summaries should be written in MLA format to include the work cited (which would only be one, your article).

Do not cut and paste material from your article to your summary. Cutting and pasting will result in point deductions and may result in a 0 for this project.

Journals may be obtained in an academic library. Additionally, full text journals (e-journals) are available. Alternatively, journals can be accessed through http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/. Links to articles may also be found by subscribing to newsletters (free) at http://www.medpagetoday.com and http://www.medscape.com