You do not need to read the entire article in order - for each article you found. Watch these two videos to learn a few key strategies for reading articles more efficiently.
Source: Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick (CC BY)
(A more detailed explanation based on an example)
Source: Southern Cross University
Your purpose in reading will determine the strategy you use and the order in which you read the article.
|To get a general picture?||Abstract / Sub-headings|
|To learn how the research was conducted?||Methodology / Methods|
|To know the main findings?||Results|
|To know the significance of the main findings?||Discussion|
|To find future research possibilities (research gaps)?||Conclusion|