Searching the Document Type Field

When you limit a search by document type, you retrieve only those records that contain the search term(s) you entered in the search fields and the document type(s) you selected from the list.

To restrict your search, select one or more documents from the Document list. The default selection is All document types.

  • All document types
  • Article
  • Art Exhibit Review
  • Bibliography
  • Biographical-Item
  • Book Review
  • Correction
  • Dance Performance Review
  • Database Review
  • Discussion
  • Editorial Material
  • Excerpt
  • Fiction, Creative Prose
  • Film Review
  • Hardware Review
  • Letter
  • Meeting Abstract
  • Music Performance Review
  • Music Score
  • Music Score Review
  • News Item
  • Note
  • Poetry
  • Record Review
  • Reprint
  • Review
  • Script
  • Software Review
  • Theater Review
  • TV Review, Radio Review


Document Type Descriptions

Article: Reports of research on original works. Includes research papers, features, brief communications, case reports, technical notes, chronology, and full papers that were presented at a symposium or conference.

Art Exhibit Review: Reviews of gallery or museum showings of artworks.

Bibliography: A list, often with descriptive or critical notes, of writings relating to a particular subject.

Biographical-Item: Obituaries, articles focusing on the life of an individual, and articles that are tributes to or commemorations of an individual.

Book Review: A critical appraisal of a book (often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation) that evaluates such aspects as organization and writing style, possible market appeal, and cultural, political, or literary significance.

Correction: Correction of errors found in articles that were previously published and which have been made known after that article was published. Includes additions, errata, and retractions.

Dance Performance Review: Reviews of solo dance recitals, complete dance productions, dance programs consisting of several works, and other types of performed dances.

Database Review: A critical appraisal of a database, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system.

Discussion: An article or paper that discusses questions in an open and usually informal debate. Generally finds records dating back to 1996 or before.

Editorial Material: An article that gives the opinions of a person, group, or organization. Includes editorials, interviews, commentary, and discussions between individual, post-paper discussions, round table symposia, and clinical conferences.

Excerpt: A selection from or a fragment of a literary or musical work, which cannot stand as a separate work in its own right.

Fiction, Creative Prose: Includes short stories and other works of creative prose.

Film Review: A review of a motion picture.

Hardware Review: A critical appraisal of computer hardware, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disk drives, keyboards, printers.

Letter: Contributions or correspondence from the readers to the journal editor concerning previously published material.

Meeting Abstract: A general summation of completed papers that were or will be presented at a symposium or conference.

Music Performance Review: Review of a live musical performance (recital, concert, and opera).

Music Score: Transcript of the original and entire draft of a musical composition or an arrangement with the parts for the different instruments or voices written on staffs one above another.

Music Score Review: Review of a bound musical composition or bound collection of musical compositions.

News Item: News, current events, and recent developments.

Note: A paper that mentions or remarks on a published paper on a specific subject. Generally finds records dating back to 1996 or before.

Poetry: Compositions in verse; metrical writing.

Record Review: Reviews of recorded music or speech.

Reprint: An article that was previously published.

Review: A renewed study of material previously studied. Includes review articles and surveys of previously published literature. Usually will not present any new information on a subject.

Script: includes film scripts, plays, TV, and radio scripts.

Software Review: A critical appraisal of computer software, often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation. Refers to programs, procedures, and rules, along with associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system.

Theater Review: Review of a performed play.

TV Review, Radio Review: Reviews of television and radio broadcasts.


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