|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
|Office: FLITE 315|
COMM 121 - Thomson
- Speech I
- Speech II
- Speech III
For books in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog.
Please read Off-Campus Database Access if you want to do your searching from home.
Periodicals (journal articles) cover controversial topics and issues as well. All databases are listed under the database link off FLITE's homepage. Depending on your topic, several databases may help you with your research.
Use the Find a Periodical search to find a specific journal title at FLITE.
Newspapers often write on current issues. Check out our Newspaper links page including:InfoTrac Custom Newspapers (120 Full-text Newspapers)
Access World News
There are many webpages on the Internet which seem to provide quality information, but be aware that many provide less than valuable or credible information. Check out these websites for some real examples.
If HTML or PDF full text options are available, click the link to go directly to the full text.
If full text is not an option:
By clicking "Find It", the range of options available for document retrieval (print, microform, online). If the full text of the article is available, you will be able to find the article by clicking on the link.
If the only message you see is "Request document via Interlibrary Loan", you will need to order the article. By clicking on the link in the window provided, you will be directed to a blank Interlibrary Loan form to be filled out.
RefWorks is a tool available to Ferris students which allows you to import and enter citations for future access. The RefWorks Tutorial describes this tool and provides a detail description on using it. The A-Z guide provides tutorials for every database and how to export from them.
Whenever you are quoting or using information from a source, you must credit or cite that source. Failure to do so is plagiarism which can lead to expulsion from the University. FLITE provides a Plagiarism and Citation guide to help you learn more about this important topic. The tutorials and accompanying quizzes can help you determine what constitutes plagiarism.
The following links provide detailed information on using APA citation style:
Copies of the full-length APA manual (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.) are found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
Don't forget, you are welcome to come to the Oval Information Desk and ask for help any time. You can also call us 231-591-3602 or chat with us.
Last update: Sept. 22, 2008