|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
|Office: FLITE 315|
The snapshot of the Library Homepage below highlights the Find menu which is a good starting point to find various library resources, such as books, articles, journals, subject guides, etc.
Note: If you are doing research from off-campus, you will need to log-on to use databases and other online resources licensed by FSU. Just use your MyFSU username and password to log-on. Click here for more information on off-campus database access.
OK.... these aren't really articles, the results are coming from reference books. But, this is a great place to get background information, and don't forget the dictionary feature.
Click here for a Stat!Ref Database Guide.
This is a general database that will be useful for searching about any topic you can come up with! You can do either a subject search using the Find Subject search box or a keyword search using the top right-hand search box. If having difficulties finding what you need, go to the Advanced Search. After your results list comes up, be sure to click on the Journals tab and then check the box next to Peer-reviewed.
The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) currently gathers information from more than 3000 journals. Be sure to scroll down on the search screen and select Peer Reviewed for your class assignment. After your results list comes up, consider clicking on your topic on the left-hand menu under Subject: Major Heading.
This is the largest biomedical database, with over 21 million citations from scholarly journals. Search using keywords and then limit your search if necessary using the Advanced Search feature, or selecting the Related Articles link, or selecting the Review link to see only review articles.
Click here for a PubMed tutorial.
In some databases you will see an option for a Text version of the document or a PDF version. In general, the PDF version is preferable as it is most often a scanned version of the original and will therefore contain the graphics. When e-mailing, printing, or saving a group of articles, be sure to select the full-text or PDF option if available.
Some databases contain little full-text, but allow you to link out to Ferris' holdings or the interlibrary loan request form. You will notice the Find it! links following individual citations that will indicate the availability of the article online, in the library, or the need to interlibrary loan the article. Click on the Go button and you will be taken to the online version, library holdings record, or interlibrary loan form to obtain the article you desire. See image below.
Sample Journal Link-Out:
Before requesting articles from interlibrary loan, please review the abstract and make sure that the article is on-topic. Also, please insure that the article is in a language that you speak, as some databases, such as PubMed index many non-English articles that have abstracts written in English. After you have evaluated the topical coverage and language of the article, please do not hesitate to request it through interlibrary loan if it is not available on campus.
Avoid plagiarism by properly citing your sources. Please go to the Citations webpage to learn how.
Find Articles using FLITE databases.
Find Journals: Look for journals by doing title, keyword, or subject searches.
Find Books and More using the online catalog. Look for books, videos, and other library holdings.
APA Citation Style Guide: Learn basics about APA style, a prevalent citation format in the medical field.
Refbase: Put citations in APA style, MLA, Chicago, etc. with this helpful citation management tool. You may want to look at the Refbase tutorials.
Any more questions? Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
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: Sept. 29, 2011