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Types of Library Materials

This guide will help you distinguish between different types of library materials, including reference sources, books, and eBooks, trade publications, and scholarly journal articles

About Finding Articles

Before you begin searching, select a couple of targeted keywords to use in the databases listed below.

As you search for articles, remember the difference between:

  •  news articles,
  • trade articles,
  • scholarly articles

. Use the filters in databases to limit your search to the results you need. 


Access your library account, and search for articles, books, etc. on the OneSearch Home Page

General Databases

These databases will cover a wide range of topics and will yield articles on most any subject.

Note:  If you locate an article that you want but only see the abstract,

  1. check the periodicals holdings list  and if we do not have the journal,
  2. you can order it from interlibrary loan at no charge using our online ILL form.