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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Resources for first essay - Advertising
- Resources for second essay - Work vs. Entitlement
- Resources for third essay - Obedience to Authority/Psychology
- Resources for fourth essay - Nuclear Power
- Finding Journal Articles
- Finding Books at FLITE
- Off-Campus Access
- Interlibrary Loan
- Writing Assistance
- Citing Sources
- General Online Information
ENGL 250 - Nelson
Welcome to FLITE. These resources should help with your assignments.
For your upcoming assignments about advertising, the following databases should be the most helpful:
Search: case studies (subject) and advertising campaigns (subject). You can also add a company if you are interested in a specific one.
- Opposing Viewpoints
Search: advertising and women
Items on Reserve for Advertising
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- Can't buy my love : how advertising changes the way we think and feel by Jean Kilbourne
- Deadly persuasion : why women and girls must fight the addictive power of advertising by Jean Kilbourne
- How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff
- Television advertising that works: an analysis of commercials from effective campaigns
- Advertising and the mind of the consumer: what works, what doesn't and why
- Creative advertising: ideas and techniques form the world's best companies
- Ads to icons: how advertising succeeds in a multimedia age
- Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns
Contact Emily Mitchell if you need resources for this assignment.
For your upcoming assignments about work vs.entitlement, the following databases should be the most helpful:
Governmental Online Sources
U.S. Department of Labor
Topics to consider: "Leave Benefits", "Retirement plans, benefits and savings". It's possible to search by "Audience" such as millennial.
U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)
SSA Research, Statistics and Policy Analysis
For example, Social Security Bulletin, "Research Analysis by Subject" (left menu) to reach topics like "Employee Benefits" or "Reform of Social Security".
Need statistics? Try FedStats.gov, data "from more than 100 agencies for citizens everywhere." State and local statistics are available. You may like MapStats for searching.
Other Online Sources
Items on Reserve for work vs.entitlement
- Green, F. (2006). Demanding work : the paradox of job quality in the affluent economy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. HD6955 .G717 2006
- Peterson, B.D., & Nielson, G.W. (2009). Fake work : why people are working harder than ever but accomplishing less, and how to fix the problem. New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment. HD58.9 .P48 2009
For your upcoming assignments about Psychology/Obedience to Authority, the following database(s) should be the most helpful:
Items on Reserve for Psychology/Obedience to Authority
- Classic experiments in psychology by Douglas Mook
- Eichmann in Jerusalem: a report on the banality of evil by Hannah Arendt
- The Lucifer Effect: How good people turn evil by Philip G. Zimbardo
- Opening Skinner's box: great psychological experiments of the twentieth century by Lauren Slater
- Stanley Milgram: understanding obedience and its implications by Peter Lunt
- Academic OneFile
- General OneFile
- General Science Abstracts
- Facts on File: World News Digest
- Science Direct
Where to find material at FLITE:
To find journal articles on a particular topic, use the databases available on the FLITE web site. Books and academic journals are the primary sources for academic and scientific research. Sometimes your assignments will require you to find academic articles or book chapters because they are considered the most reliable resources. Databases can deliver full-text articles or sometimes just abstracts or summaries that we can help you find.
When looking for books, especially books on reserve, use the Library Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-E735 - First Floor
- Main Stacks, Call Number E736-Z - Third Floor**
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Lower Level
- ** Call numbers beginning H and K are temporarily located in the Lower Level
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.
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/) is an invaluable reference for writing research papers. Covering everything from creating a thesis statement and coping with writer's block to formatting citations and the principles of academic writing, this comprehensive web site is a resource tool for every paper you'll ever need to write.
The Ferris Writing Center offers free assistance to all FSU students, faculty, and staff. In addition to tutoring help on-campus, the Writing Center will do tutoring online, including reviews of research papers and citation consultations. Don't pass up this opportunity for help.
Copies of the full-length MLA Handbook can be found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
Information about tables, graphs, and statistic figures in MLA - OWL MLA Style Guide
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.
Let's Go Whale Watching
Use one of these guides to help evaluate websites.
Check out urban legends, hoaxes, and misinformation.
Contact: Emily Mitchell / Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140H
Make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help.
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: November 3, 2011