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Chemistry Resources at FLITE
Books on many topics are available from FLITE. An online catalog is available to help you identify specific titles that match your needs or interests. Currently we are running two interfaces to the catalog. One uses a simple search box approach and the other provides some more advanced search features. Both interfaces are accessible from the library home page or the library tab within MyFSU.
FLITE also provides access to more than 30,000 online books. These are commonly called ebooks or electronic books. We have prepared a Finding Online Books guide for you with screen shots and useful information about the two major vendors we use: Ebrary and NetLibrary. (Hint, always have your browser's pop-up blocker off when accessing online books or articles from library databases.)
In the sciences reference books serve a wide variety of purposes. In addition to providing basic defintions and background information; there are books containing spectra, chemical properties, tables of data, reagents, reaction mechanisms, processes, methods, safety precautions, and much more. Printed reference books are located on the First Floor.
Reference Books available online can be reached at the Online Reference Resources page. Click on the Science and Technology subject heading.
To find journal or magazine articles, it will be necessary to use one or more of the databases available on the FLITE Web site. Appropriate databases will be displayed by clicking on the Science and Technology Resources link. You may also find some useful information by searching Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe which can be found under the General and Multidisciplinary Resources link.
Many of the databases provide full-text (content of the articles is found directly within the database), but some only provide citations (description of where the article originally appeared in print). If you obtain only a citation, we provide a linking mechanism to direct you to a source that has the article. The next section describes the various ways to obtain the full text of an article.
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 SFX 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.
Please read Off-Campus Database Access if you want to do your searching from home.
The library has developed a Guide to Popular and Scholarly Periodicals to assist you in determining if articles come from Scholarly Journals, also called Academic Journals, Peer-Reviewed Journals, or Refereed Journals. To search for Scholarly Journals in different databases, please use the guides below for more specific assistance.
Here is a good site: Science.gov
Notice all of the unsubstantiated opinion barely relevant to the topic: Nuclear Winter
Check out our Citations web page for help with your references and bibliographies! Avoid plagiarism by properly citing your sources.
The following links provide information on how to use APA:
Citation Style Guide: APA (PDF)
An APA Citation Style guide with examples created by FLITE.
APA List of References
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the APA format.
More detailed information about citations to electronic resources and links to the APA style website for the most current information about citations and bibliograhies using Electronic Media and URLs.
Copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, and the APA Guide to Using Electronic Resources are available either from the Ready Reference section near the FLITE Oval Information Desk or at the Desk itself.
KnightCite, a tool prepared by the Hekman Library at Calvin College, will help you format your citations properly if you are having trouble figuring out the proper form.
RefWorks and Son of Citation Machine are tools which you can use to create bibliographies. Please be aware that you will have to review your bibliography to ensure it is correct.
Son of Citation Machine
Contact: Rick Bearden / Email / Phone: 231-591-2055 / Office: FLITE 412F
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: February 19, 2009