Being first year students, reading scholarly articles is something that can be intimating. Below are a few resources to make this easier for you. They key to saving time and getting to successful research for your papers in the next four years is to development research reading skills. You need to analyse and assess each potential article before you dive in to read them in detail. When you are ready to read, learn how and when to read more or less when you are doing your research.
How to Analyze Scholarly Articles CSU-Pueblo University Library
How to read a Scholarly Article from Kishwaukee College Library