The following Document Types are used by EBSCO Editorial staff:
|Abstract||Used when the content is an abstract or a section of abstracts.|
|Article||Used as the default article type for content that cannot be assigned a more specific article type.|
|Bibliography||Used when the content is a bibliography.|
Used when the content is a biography of a person.
Biography is assigned if an article provides comprehensive information on life of a person, with details on birth, education, work, and relationships. It is not assigned to article which feature personal profiles or content presenting individual achievements such as awards or promotions - unless biographical information is also presented.
|Book||Used when the content is an entire book..|
|Book Chapter||Used when the content is a chapter from a book assigned to the Book Chapter or Book TOC Coverage Templates.
Book Chapter is only assigned if a more specific article type cannot be chosen. For example, an essay in an issue assigned to the Book Chapter or Book TOC Coverage Template receives the article type Essay.
|Book Review||Used when the content is a review of a book.
A review presents the opinion of the author and judges the quality of an entire book.
Used when the content is a case study. It should only be assigned if the content is clearly labeled a case study.
Used when the content is an academic conference paper or an author-supplied abstract for select academic conference papers.
|Course Review||Used when the content is a review of an educational course, educational course work, or a vocational or professional offering.|
|Cover Art||Used for the front cover of magazines, journals, and books.|
Used when the content is a directory, such as a directory of courses or conferences. This is only used if the content is clearly labeled a directory.
|Editorial||Used when the content is an editorial, opinion piece, or commentary.
Not used for an introduction to a journal written by an editor, even though it may be labeled “Editorial” or “Editor’s note.” Introductions receive the article type Article. Editorial is only used when the content expresses the author’s opinion on a topic.
|Used when the content is a review of a concert, motion picture, sound recording, music recording, song, theatrical production, ballet, musical, film, video, play, opera, dance, DVD, art exhibit, radio program, or TV program.|
Used when the content is an erratum or a correction. It is also used for an addendum that is clearly a correction, but not for an addendum that is an addition to a book.
|Essay||Used when the content is an essay or review of an essay. It is only assigned if the content is clearly labeled an essay.|
Used when the content is a passage or quotation taken from a book, short story, poem, article or other document. If the work is presented in its entirety, Excerpt is not used.
Used for any individual photograph, picture, or other type of image except for images featured on the front cover of a magazine, journal or book.
Image is only be used if the photograph, picture or other image is captured individually and not as part of a larger content set.
Used when the content is interview-style text in question and answer format.
Used when the content is a letter or a letter to the editor.
Note that letters from the Editor are handled differently. A letter from the editor that introduces an issue should be considered an introduction and assigned the article type Article. A letter from the editor that expresses the author’s opinions should be considered an editorial and receive the article type Editorial.
|Literary Criticism||Used when content analyzes a work of literature.
For this article type to be used, the content must analyze, interpret or evaluate the work of literature - rather than merely review or offer the author’s opinion on it.
Used when the content is an obituary.
Used when the content is the text of a poem.
Used when the content reviews or analyzes a poem.
Used when the content is an announcement or recap of a conference, convention, exhibition, exposition, lecture, meeting, presentation, proceeding, seminar, symposium, teleconference, trade show or workshop.
Used when the content is a review of any type of a consumer product, including computer software and computer hardware.
|Recipe||Used when the content is a culinary recipe.|
Used when the content comes from a reference, non-periodical source such as an encyclopedia or almanac.
Reference Entry is only assigned if a more specific article type cannot be chosen. For example, an essay in an issue should not receive the article type Essay.
Used when the content describes how to perform or conduct a science experiment, science fair project, exercise, activity or demonstration for use in a classroom.
This is not used for articles about science experiments in general or for professional research studies.
Used when the content is a short story.
|Short Story Review||
Used when the content reviews or analyzes a short story.
Used when the content includes text from a speech.
|Table of Contents||
Used when the content is a table of contents.