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EVC Library Support for Online and Distance Education: Types of sources

Common Types of Sources

Common types of sources that you will encounter while researching:

  • Books
    • encyclopedias
    • academic
    • literary criticisms
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Academic Journals
  • Films
  • Broadcasts
  • Government Reports
  • Websites
    • blogs
    • wikis

You may encounter these resources in print or electronically. For example, a newspaper article can be found as a physical copy in a newspaper, on the open web and in library databases.

You can search our library databases to find online articles and ebooks to help support your research essay, papers and projects.

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