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Evaluating Resources: Publication Types

Introduction

In a physical library, it is fairly easy to tell if what you are holding is a book, a journal article, a dissertation, etc. However, in an online library, you don't have those physical clues to help you with identifying a resource. If you don't know what type of resource you are looking at, it will be hard to tell if it is appropriate for your assignment or research. On the following pages you will find information about these publication types:

 

After you've reviewed all of these pages, you can test your knowledge by taking our quiz: