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To find information on public companies there are a number of databases available on the FLITE Web site. These databases provide access to thousands of scholarly journals and the articles published in them as well as a wealth of other information on companies
For business and companies, these databases are probably your best bets:
- Business and Company Resource Center
A great place to start on doing company research. This database
provides articles on companies, financial data, swot analyses and
industry information all in an easy to search interface.
- ABI/Inform - A premier online database of articles on companies, many of which are available in full-text. ABI indexes over 1700 business and social science periodicals and journals from around the world and contains the full text of each day's Wall Street Journal.
- Datamonitor. This database provides a wealth of data on companies and allows you to export the data to excel for further manipulation.
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.
How do you know if it's scholarly?
Many of the journals in ABI/Inform are peer reviewed. Not all of the journals in Business and Company Resource Center are. The easiest solution is to search only peer-reviewed journals in both databases. Here are some hints on determing what journals are peer-reviewed.
- Learn to use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to find out if the journal is peer reviewed.
- Learn to use Google to find out if a journal is peer reviewed.
Finding a specific article
If you know a specific article that you want, but aren't sure what
database it might be in, you can use the Citation Linker on the Journals
tab of the FLITE homepage.
Click here for a video tutorial on locating and using the Citation Linker.
To find print journals or books, search the library catalog. If you want your results to show only journals (not books or dvds or anything else), use the link that says FSU Periodicals in the gray box labeled Location. You will have to scroll down to see this box.
Need help searching the library catalog? Learn how here.
FLITE's print journals from after the year 2000 are on the second floor, and are alphabetized by title. For journals prior to 2000, you'll need to check the lower level (below the first floor).
There are photocopiers in FLITE if you wish to make copies of articles you need for your classes.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
FLITE Library MLA Image Citation Style Guide
Look here for formatting guidelines used when citing Creative Commons images.
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.
Plagiarism tutorials and self-help guides, plus a link to step-by-step citation assistance.
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. Sometimes articles arrive in a few days!
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!
Contact: David Scott/ Email / Phone: 231-591-3540 / Office: FLITE 140D
Last update: September 19, 2011