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What content is included in the different Quick Search Source Types?

When you conduct a Quick Search search, you will see in the left-hand column, a section called Source Types.  Source Types are primarily a combination of several Publication Types.

Note: Some source types are catalog specific and may not be supported.  Also, there is no place to see all source types for a given record.

These Publication Types Combine Into >>> Source Types
Academic Journal, Journal Article Review, Journal, Trade Publication AND Limited to Peer Reviewed records only
(more info about Academic Journals and Peer-Reviewed materials in EDS)
Academic Journals
Academic Journal, Journal Article, Journal, Review, Trade Publication, Peer-Reviewed Journals, Periodical, and Letter
(more info about Academic Journals and Peer-Reviewed materials in EDS)
Periodicals
Newspapers and Newswires News
Books, Almanac, Reference Book, Book Collection, Essay, eBooks, and Audiobooks Books
Book Review, Film Review Reviews
Country Report, Market Research Report, Product Review, Report, Educational Report, SWOT Analysis, Industry Report, Industry Profile, and Grey Literature Reports
Conference Papers, Conference Proceedings, and Symposium Conference Materials
Dissertation and Thesis Dissertations/Theses
Biography (JMU does not recommend using this category, instead use Finding Biographies.) Biographies
Government Documents, Legal Documents, and Primary Source Documents
(JMU does not recommend using this category, instead use
Finding Primary Sources.)
Primary Source Documents
Research Starters Content (JMU does not recommend using this category, instead use Background Information.) Research Starters
Computer File, Computer, Electronic Resource, eBook, and Website
(JMU does not recommend using this category, instead use the Full Text (Online) limit in the left hand column of Quick Search results screens.)
Electronic Resources
CD-ROM, Game, Kit, Mixed Materials, Multimedia, Object, Realia, Visual Material, and Technical Drawing Non-Print Resources
Audio, Audiobooks, Audiocassette, Audiovisual, Music, and Sound recordings directly accessible to JMU Libraries Audio
DVD, Motion Picture, Video materials directly accessible to JMU Libraries Videos


This page last reviewed by Jody Fagan on 07/19/2011.



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