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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Resources for second essay - Three Gorges Dam
- Resources for third essay - U.S. Senate Contests
- Resources for fourth essay - Margaret Edson's play WIT OR John Steinbeck's story Of Mice and Men
- Finding Journal Articles
- Finding Books at FLITE
- Off-Campus Access
- Interlibrary Loan
- Citing Sources
- General Online Information
ENGL 250 - Nelson
Welcome to FLITE. These resources should help with your assignments.
For your upcoming assignments about the two pieces of literatue, the following databases should be the most helpful:
WIT Online resources
- PBS Interview: Love and Knowledge
Pulitzer Prize interview with WIT author Margaret Edson from "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
- Margaret Edson's Wit - An Audience Guide
This guide was written by Carol Cohen, who holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Associate Academic Dean at Edgewood College in Madison, where she also teaches drama.
Of Mice and Men Online resources
- John Steinbeck Nobel Prize Speech
John Steinbeck's speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1962
- 60 Second Recap: Of Mice and Men
For Fun: A quick video overview of this title
Of Mice and Men ebooks
- John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men - Bloom's Notes
Includes a brief biography of John Steinbeck, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
- Of Mice And Men Notes
Cliff's Notes by James L. Roberts; available as an e-book.
Items on Reserve for Margaret Edson's play WIT
- Devotions upon emergent occasions by John Donne
- John Donne's poetry
- The complete poetry of John Donne
- John Donne's poetry by Wilbur Sanders
- The runaway bunny by Margaret Brown
- The tale of the flopsy bunnies by Beatrix Potter
Items on Reserve for John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men
- Of Mice And Men
- The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men
- Understanding Of Mice And Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl
China's Symbol and Source of Power: Three Gorges Dam Nears Completion at High Human Cost by Edward Cody (class handout)
Many of the FLITE databases contain articles about the Three Gorges Dam. Depending on the specific causes and effects you are researching, information could be found in any of these four sources:
Items on Reserve for Three Gorges Dam
DVD: Up the Yangtze by Montreal filmmaker Yung Chang (recommended)
Before the Dam: the Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges by Deirde Chetham
California Senate Race
Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat); Photographer J. D. Lasica; posted under Creative Commons license
Challenger Carly Fiorina (Republican); Photographer Jason Karsh; posted under Creative Commons license
Site background for RealClearPolitics.com: "Founded in 2000 by John McIntyre and Tom Bevan, Chicago-based RealClearPolitics.com (RCP) has become one of America's premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. RealClearPolitics has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics."FiveThirtyEight.com
Now published as a blog by the New York Times, this website (538 is the number of electors in the electoral college) accumulates and analyzes polling and political data in way that is informed, accurate and attractive, and, in so doing, strives to give you the best possible objective assessment of the likely outcome of upcoming election.Election Projection
Site recommended by your course instructor.New York Times Senate Race Site
An additional site recommended by your course instructor.Senate.gov
"The information on this Web site is compiled under the authority and direction of the Secretary of the Senate, Washington, DC 20510."
Recommended DatabaseAccess World News Newspaper database
Find current articles about the Senate races from newspapers across the country here.
General OneFile will also deliver articles from news sources about the Senate races.
advanced keyword search with limited date range:
-"senate race and [name of chosen state]"
-"senate race and [name of senator]"
-"state election and [name of senator]"
regular keyword search:
-"election 2010 and [name of chosen state]"
Where to find material at FLITE:
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).
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Library Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.For other books on your topics, use the Library Catalog.
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
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 3, 2010