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What are the Document Types assigned to EBSCOhost content by EBSCO Editorial Staff?

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.
Biography

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.

Case Study

Used when the content is a case study. It should only be assigned if the content is clearly labeled a case study.

Conference Paper

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.
Directory

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. 

Entertainment Review

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.
Erratum

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.
Excerpt

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.

Image

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.

Interview

Used when the content is interview-style text in question and answer format.

Letter

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.

Obituary

Used when the content is an obituary.

Poem

Used when the content is the text of a poem. 

Poetry Review/Criticism

Used when the content reviews or analyzes a poem.

Proceeding

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.

Product Review

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.
Reference Entry

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. 

Science Experiment

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.

Short Story

Used when the content is a short story. 

Short Story Review

Used when the content reviews or analyzes a short story.

Speech

Used when the content includes text from a speech.

Table of Contents

Used when the content is a table of contents.