|Office: FLITE 140F|
RMLS 450 - Hastings-Bishop
Images and Multimedia
Just because an image is posted on the web, that doesn't mean you're allowed to steal it for your own use. Look for images and other materials with a Creative Commons (CC) license; that means you can use the materials as long as you cite them properly.
You can search Flickr for Creative Commons images here. (Scroll to the bottom and check the box to search only for Creative Commons images.)
You can also embed videos from YouTube using the code provided by the < Embed > button, if it's provided.
No matter what, you WILL need to provide information about who created the image/movie and where you found it.
How to Cite
Need more help? The folks at the Writing Center can help you make sure that you've cited things properly.
How to Find Information
To find articles on your topic
FLITE's databases are the place to go if you're looking for articles. Particularly recommended:
- ABI/Inform is a great source for business trends, management, corporate strategies, and marketing. If you're looking for business information, try here first.
- Hospitality & Tourism Index covers anything that ties into hospitality and tourism--even things like sports sponsorships and marketing.
- Health & Wellness Resource Center contains information about health and injuries, generally in language that even those of us who aren't doctors can understand.
- Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select has a little bit of everything in it, so it's a great place to go if you're not sure where else to look.
There are tons more databases than that, though. Need more info about the business aspects of managing a team or a stadium? Information about athletes' psychology? The sociology of team activities? How all of this impacts people's health?
Finding articles when there's no Full-Text link
The Find-It links (also known as SFX or Check For Available Full Text links) will tell you if FLITE has access to an article, and link you to the article if we do.
Click here for a video tutorial on how to use Find-It links.
To find a specific journal
If you're looking for the full text of a particular journal, you can search by journal title here. This will tell you if FLITE has access to that journal, and where. Make sure you use the journal title, not the article title!
Recommended databases, websites, etc.
Did you know that there's a page on FLITE's site devoted exclusively to recommending books, databases, and websites you might find useful for RMLS classes and projects? Check it out.
What about books?
One book packs the informational punch of a great many articles. And you don't even always have to come into the library to find them--some are available online. Just search the library catalog and see what you turn up. Don't know where to find the catalog? There's a tutorial for that.
A couple of sample catalog searches you can take a look at:
If you're looking for a book FLITE doesn't own, you can request it through MeLCat. It usually takes 3 - 5 business days for the book to arrive.
If you're looking for an article FLITE doesn't own, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. We'll e-mail you when it comes in, usually within a week of your ordering it.
Note: An item requested via interlibrary loan could possibly take up to 20 days to get here. Plan ahead if you think you might need this service!
If you've been stuck for 20 minutes or longer...
Ask for help! That's what librarians are for.
Contact: Emily Mitchell / Email / Phone: 231-591-3730 / Office: FLITE 140F
Last update: February 15, 2010