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UCWR: Types of Resources

Resource Types

Reference Sources are encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies and more that provide excellent background information on your topic. There are even subject specific reference sources written by experts in a field. Loyola University Libraries have both print and online reference sources. Check out a few popular ones below. 

News Sources are usually newspapers or high frequency magazines that provide current information on topics as they develop. Check out a few popular news sources below.

Article Databases are generally online collections of journal article citations and full-text articles. You can search article databases by keywords, subject headings, authors and more. Loyola University Libraries has various subject-specific databases that you can learn about through specific research guides. Check out a few general databases below. 

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