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ENGL 250 - Wykes
A Variety of Research Guides are available for subject searching.
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication Studies (Sage Full-Text)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Facts on File (Check: Issues & Controversies)
Use the Journals tab or "Find--Journals" dropdown to access Find a Periodical and search to find a specific journal title at FLITE.
Newspapers often write on current issues. Check out FLITE newspapers including:
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (ebook)
Contemporary Youth Culture (ebook)
African Americans and Popular Culture
Handbook of American Popular Culture
Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture
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.
Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative encyclopedia. Anyone can create or edit content, thereby helping to create the largest popular reference work on the internet.
Because of its collaborative nature the information on Wikipedia is
often suspect in terms of it authority and accuracy. Use Wikipedia only
to gain a basic understanding of a concept and use an entry's
bibilography to find reliable research materials.
FLITE's Online Encyclopedias
As an alternative to Wikipedia FLITE Library now offers two online encyclopedia collections: CREDO Reference and Oxford Reference Online. These sources offer hundreds of easily searched authoratative titles, use them anytime you would use Wikipedia.
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.
Librarians are available to help answer research questions and provide other library assistance. You can find librarians at the Oval Information Desk located on the First Floor of FLITE, by phone at 231-591-3602, by email (netref at (@) ferris.edu), or via chat http://www.ferris.edu/library/reference/helppagechat.html. More information is available at FLITE help.
Make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help for any course.
Contact: Mari Kermit-Canfield / Email / Phone: 231-591-3636 / Office: FLITE 140G
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: October 29, 2009