Read the news article to find information about the primary research. Write down as many clues as you can find. Look for:
1. Journal Title – not always given
2. Keywords – what the article is about
3. Author - usually the researcher quoted in the article
4. Publication Date – sometimes given, sometimes based on the date of the magazine or newspaper
Let's use Dan Gilbert's talk on the science of happiness as an example.
On the TED website, take a look right below the video.
You can read the important details, a transcript of the talk, and footnotes. We want the footnotes.
We can find citations for the sources in the video under here.
Now that we have the citation, we can use the information to track down the original article.