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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Essay 2 - Resources for essay on Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America
- Essay 3 - Definition and Analysis of Sub-Prime and Adjustable Rate Mortagages (ARM)
- Essay 4 - Argumentative Paper on Global Warming
- Finding Books at FLITE
- Finding Journal Articles
- Off-Campus Access
- Interlibrary Loan
- Citing Sources
- General Online Information
ENGL 250 - Nelson
Click on the link above to read this article in full-text from Academic OneFile. (The PDF version is not yet available.)
Democracy in America On Reserve
Copies of this text are on reserve at the FLITE Library. Ask at the checkout desk.
Copies are also available online through Project Gutenburg
Essays on Alexis de Tocqueville and his writings from Credo Reference
- Alexis de Tocqueville (from France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History)
- Alexis de Tocqueville (from Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760 - 1850)
- There are hundreds of other essays in Credo Reference on and related to Tocqueville, his travels, and his writings
Electronic books on Alexis de Tocqueville
- American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville by Bernard-Henri Levy
- America After Tocqueville: Democracy Against Difference by Harvey Mitchell
- Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis de Tocqueville by Alan S. Kahan
- Tocqueville, Lieber, and Bagehot: Liberalism Confronts the World by David Clinton
Journal databases to find information on Alexis de Tocqueville and his influence
Websites on Alexis de Tocqueville
- In Search of Tocqueville's Democracy in America: The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour: Exploring Democracy in America Includes biographical information, the places Tocqueville visited, excerpts from his journals, modern references, and more resources including books and websites.
- Tocqueville's America "Tocqueville's America is … [a] project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is...to return that book...to its origins, to the America of 1831-32."
Basic Overview of Subprime Mortgages and Adjustable Rate Mortgages
- Subprime mortgage: from Credo Reference and from Oxford Online Reference
- Adjustable rate mortgage: from Credo Reference and from Oxford Online Reference
Database Resources for Articles on Sub-Prime and Adjustabe Rate Mortgages
Search by Subject with the term "subprime lending". The list of Suggested Topics may also prove helpful.
- General Business File
Search with the term "subprime loans". The subheadings are quite useful in this database for honing on a specific area within this search. "Economic aspects" may be very useful.
- Wilson Business
Search with the term "subprime mortgages".
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Search by Subject with the term "adjustable rate mortgages--ARM".
- General Business File
Search with the term "adjustable rate mortgages".
- Wilson Business
Search with the descriptor "adjustable rate mortgages". You can also try the phrase in a keyword search.
Database resources for Global Warming
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Facts on File - Issues and Controversies
Select "Other Databases" tab on the top right and then select "Issues and Controversies" from the list of databases provided. Type in your search topic.
- Academic OneFile
Print resources for Global Warming
FLITE has many resources in its print collection on this topic, so there are only a few items on reserve.
Instructor-recommended online link for Global Warming
Everyone out of the water by George F. Will, Newsweek 11/7/09.
Items on Reserve for Global Warming
- Shattered Consensus, by Patrick J. Michaels
- Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years, by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery
- With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, by Fred Pearce
You may also want to explore the seven online titles available by searching the catalog and limiting the search to Ebooks. Here is one you may use to start your research.
- The Global warming desk reference (ebook) by Bruce E. Johansen
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
To find journal articles on a particular topic, use one or more of the databases available on the FLITE web site. These databases cumulatively provide indexing to thousands of journal titles. A few of the databases provide full-text (content of the articles is found directly within the database), but many provide mainly abstracts (summaries) or citations (description of where the article originally appeared in print).
FLITE's subscription databases are available to all current Ferris students, faculty, and staff. Login and additional information can be found at Off Campus Database Access.
Interlibrary loan requests for materials FLITE does not have access to can be electronically submitted through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request form.
If you experience problems logging on, please call (231) 591-2669 or (800) 4-FERRIS (ext. 2669), or stop by the Check Out Desk at the Library.
Plagiarism tutorials and self-help guides, plus a link to step-by-step citation assistance.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the MLA format.
Copies of the full-length MLA Handbook (MLA handbook for writers of research papers) can be found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
Citations - a FLITE guide
A guide to understanding citations, and a link to different online citation management tools that can help you input your sources and create your bibliographies.
Are all websites created equal?
Use one of these guides to help evaluate websites.
Web Page Evaluation Checklist from University of California at Berkeley
Check out urban legends, hoaxes, and misinformation.
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Last update: November 12, 2009