Identifying ResourcesTypes of Resources

The library provides access to many types of resources. These resources include books, journal articles, and audiovisuals/media as well as resources on the Internet.

General Resource Type Recommendations

  • Use books for background or comprehensive information on your topic.
  • Use journal or magazine articles for more specific and more current information.
  • Use audiovisuals/media and the Internet to supplement other resources.

The library recommends using Search @ XU to access all of the library's resources at once.

Search @ XU

Limiting Search@XU Results to Specific Resource Type


Limiting to Books

Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journal Articles

Limiting toScholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals


Limiting to Videos