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ENGL 150 - Borth
FLITE's large collection of e-reference books includes general encyclopedias, subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries, and biographies. These sources offer hundreds of easily searched authoritative titles; use them anytime you would use Wikipedia.
Large full-text database with over 50 million articles covering a wide variety of subjects with articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Always a great place to start.
Please read Off Campus Database Access for information on searching from home.
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
Use MelCat to look up books in other Michigan Libraries. MelCat items will be delivered to the circulation desk and you will receive an Email when the items arrive. If materials you need aren't available via MelCat try Inter-Library Loan.
Newspapers often write on current issues. Check out newspapers in these databases:
Are all websites created equal?
Use this guide to help evaluate websites
The Ferris Writing Center offers free assistance to all FSU students, faculty, and staff. Don't pass up this opportunity for help.
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 is an online tool for every paper you'll ever need to write.
Citation Style Guide: APA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's APA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
Librarians are available to help answer research questions and provide other library assistance. You can find librarians at the Oval Information Desk located on the First Floor of FLITE, by phone at 231-591-3602, by email (netref at (@) ferris.edu), or via chat http://www.ferris.edu/library/reference/helppagechat.html.
Or, you can make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help for any course.
Contact: Kristy Motz/ Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140H
Updated by Kristy Motz: November 19, 2012. Originally created by Mari Kermit-Canfield: November 1, 2010