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Types of Resources in Databases

Some databases include only one type of publication such as periodicals. An example would be Newspaper Source Plus.   Other databases may include a variety of materials such as periodical articles, essays, photos, videos and other media. An example would be SIRS Knowledge Source (SIRS Researcher).
sample periodicals   sample publications of varied types
Some databases, such as Opposing Viewpoints in Context, include primarily popular sources such as magazine and newspaper articles, as well as essays from books.   Other databases include more scholarly materials such as conference proceedings, research reports, and journal articles. An example would be Academic Search Premier.
sample popular publications

sample scholarly publications

Some databases include Reference resources like electronic encyclopedias. An example would be Gale Virtual Reference Library.   Other databases include only e-books. An example would be Ebook Central.
sample encyclopedias   ebook example


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