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ENGL 321 - Garrelts
If you are enrolled as an off-campus student, you may wish to make use of some special services that the Library offers, including Document Delivery and remote access to our databases. See Distance Education Library Services for additional information.
Please read Off-Campus Database Access if you want to do database searching from home.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
With citations dating back to 1968, Criminal Justice Abstracts covers such topics as crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile justice, police courts, and sentencing. Criminology is a full-text add-on, containing more than 9,800 articles from 23 journals.
Criminal Justice Periodicals Index
This database provides selective full-text coverage to journals in the fields of law enforcement, corrections administration, social work, drug rehabilitation, criminal and family law, industrial security, and other criminal justice fields. Citations extend back to 1981.
Education Abstracts indexes over 550 journal titles which focus on education. Coverage extends from pre-school through higher education.
Educator's Reference Complete
This mostly full-text database, covers more than 1100 journals significant to the field of education. All educational levels and specialties are included. Use Advanced Search if the default Subject Guide Search is not yielding relevant results.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) indexes and abstracts 780 journals (EJ Accession Number) and ERIC documents (ED Accession Number) covering education and related fields such as counseling, psychology, and social sciences from 1966-present. Most ERIC documents are available on microfiche in the library. Full-text for many recent ERIC Documents is available through the database (click on the "Access ERIC" full-text link).
Nursing / Health Sciences
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides comprehensive indexing of the professional literature in nursing, allied health disciplines, biomedicine, and alternative medicine from 1982 to present. Selective full-text is available for research instruments, state nursing journal articles, and critical paths.
*Click here to access a guide on using CINAHL.
Health Reference Center
This database provides access to a wide range of articles on health matters such as Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. Full-text is available for many articles. Use Advanced Search if the default Subject Guide Search is not yielding relevant results.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Use this database to find basic information on diseases and drugs.
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
*Click here to access a guide on using PubMed.
Visionet is a database of journal citations produced by the Southern College of Optometry. It is the only existing comprehensive index of optometric literature in the world. It also includes vision science articles from general medical journals and ophthamology journals.
*Click here to access a guide on using Visionet.
America: History and Life
Covering the period prehistory-present, America: History and Life contains citations from over 1,700 publications on all aspects of American History. Articles published since 1964 are included. Over 16,000 citations are added each year.
If you have a citation from America: History and Life and need to see if FLITE owns the article in any format, use the Find It links in the database.
If you've determined that Ferris does not own the journals which contain articles indexed in America: History and Life, request the article as an InterLibrary Loan. Generally, InterLibrary Loans take about 5-10 business days to arrive.
*Click here to access a guide on using America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
Historical Abstracts is a companion database to America: History and Life, covering World History from 1450 to the present. Over 22,000 citations are added each year, with coverage going back to 1955.
*Click here to access a guide on using America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database which contains the full-text of articles from core journals in several academic disciplines, including history. Coverage is from each journal's first issue and continues through 2-5 years from the most recently published issues.
*Click here to access a guide on using JSTOR.
Psychology / Social Work
PsycINFO is the most comprehensive indexing source for psychology and associated fields, containing "citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations . . . Journal coverage, spanning 1872-present, includes international material selected from more than 1,300 periodicals written in over 25 languages." Selected full-text is available via PsycArticles.
Social Work Abstracts
The Social Work Abstracts database contains more than 45,000 journal records from social work and other related fields. Coverage is from 1977 to present. Topics covered include homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, and more. The access limit for the database is four users at a time.
Access World News
Access World News contains the full-text of many, mostly English-language, news sources from around the world, with coverage for most beginning in the 90s or 00s. All titles may be searched at once or specific regions, countries, or states may be searched separately by clicking on the map.
A very large full-text database with over 50 million articles covering a myriad of subjects, General OneFile indexes both newspapers and journals. Coverage is from 1980 to present. A few journals, especially older dates, give only selective full-text. Use Advanced Search if the default Subject Guide Search is not yielding relevant results.
This completely full-text database includes articles from a wide range of subject fields including science, humanities, education and business.
In the databases, if HTML or PDF full text options are available, click the link to go directly to the full text.
If full text is not an option:
Click on a link or button that says "Find It" or "See more details for locating this item".
After the "Find It" screen comes up, select the appropriate red GO button.
If the only message you see is "Request document via Interlibrary Loan", you will need to order the article. By clicking this Go button, you will be directed to our Interlibrary Loan request system which is called Illiad. If you already have an account, just sign in. The information from the citation will already be filled out. If you don't have an account, you will need to create one.
Sometimes the "Find It" button will provide a link to the Online Catalog. This indicates that the journal is found in FLITE's print collection. The catalog will provide you information about the issues that we own and the format.
To look up whether FLITE owns a particular journal, use the Journals Tab on the library catalog page. Remember to use the journal title and NOT the article title for your search.
Find a Periodical is a tool that allows you to find journals within specific disciplines for which FLITE has online access. In Find a Periodical, use Title Word Search. It's probably better to use one word only in your search. You may need to try several searches to get adequate results.
Also try the Subject tab in Find a Periodical to look up journals in your discipline. Please note that the subject headings may not be specific enough (EX: Education and Careers is a subcategory under Arts and Humanities. This subcategory contains over 900 titles, which won't help you much if your field is specifically elementary education.)
For browsing journals online, try looking up these specific titles in Find a Periodical:
Criminal Justice - Women and Criminal Justice (click on Taylor and Francis Journals Complete from results list),
Education - Adult Education Quarterly (click on Sage Complete from the results list),
Journalism - Journalism (click on Sage MLC Package from results list),
Nursing / Health Sciences - Nursing and Health Sciences (click on Wiley Online Library from the results list),
Product Design - Product Design and Development (click on Gale Cengage Business and Company Resource Center from results list),
Psychology - American Journal of Community Psychology (click on Springer Standard Collection from results list),
Social Work - Clinical Social Work Journal (click on Springer Standard Collection).
Use the Online Catalog to find journals at FLITE in physical formats.
Try a Keyword search using the word Periodicals and use the location limit to FSU Periodicals. You will probably need to try more than one search, combining several words with Periodicals. EX: dental hygiene periodicals and dental hygienists periodicals. You may also need to remove the limit to FSU Periodicals.
Current Periodicals - Second Floor
Bound Periodicals - Second Floor
Microforms (microfilm and microfiche) - Second Floor
For a quick way to determine if a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed and to find general information on a journal, use the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
The following links lead to academic library Web sites containing tips for writing annotated bibliographies and examples of annotated bib. entries.
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.
Citation Style Guide: APA (PDF)
An online version of an APA Quick Reference handout which provides the citation style for several basic types of sources, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
Chicago Citation Guide (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's quick guide for Chicago style citations.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
Zotero is a citation management resource. You can create an account and format your citations using this tool.
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Last update: January 30, 2013