|Office: FLITE 414C|
CONM 422 - Brayton/Corbeil
Where to find material at FLITE:
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog.Search using author, title or keyword.
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
Use MelCat to look up books in other Michigan Libraries. You can order books using your MyFSU name and password. MelCat items will be delivered to the circulation desk and you will receive an Email when the items arrive.
Books in Print
Another place to look up books is Books in Print. You can find all books written by a specific author, including forthcoming books and books no longer in print.
To find journal articles on a particular topic, use one or more of the databases available on the FLITE Web site. These databases provide indexing to thousands of journal titles. For your CONM 422 project, start with the following three databases:
Science & Technology Abstracts
Applied Science and Technology Abstracts (ASTA) contains abstracts for articles published in more than 600 English-language scientific and technical periodicals. Subjects covered include chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer technology, geology, and engineering.
ABI/INFORM has been a premier source of business and corporate information for more than 30 years, containing content from thousands of journals that help researchers track business conditions, trends, management techniques, and corporate strategies. Coverage for this database begins in 1971.
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.
Suggestions to retrieve better/more results:
- Search topic as both a keyword and subject
- Combine terms with AND or OR
- Set date ranges limit to a specific time
- Use quotes for phrases
- Subject searching: Search for the subject of your topic. Most articles are assigned a small number of subjects; these indicate the main subjects of the article.
- Keyworkd searching: Keyword searches search for appearance of the keyword. Sometimes you can choose to search only the title, author and abstract or to search the entire article.
Other databases are sorted by subject from the Database
Getting the 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 the "Find It", link or button;
Select red GO button.
From the FLITE webpage choose the Journals Tab and click on Search by Title.Enter the journal name in the search box.
- Project Management Journal
- Wilson Select Plus 2003-
- ABI Inform 1999-
- In print 1984-
- PM Network
- Wilson Select Plus 2003-
- In Print 1989-
As part of your assignment you'll look at some different Internet Search Engineers. Here are some good ones to try:
Are all websites created equal?
Use one of these guides to help evaluate websites.
Internet Resources Evaluation
Web Page Evaluation Checklist from University of California at Berkeley
For a more detailed evaluation try this page also from UC Berkeley.
Accessing FLITE resources from off campus
FLITE's Distance Education Library Services page includes information on how to access library resources from off-campus.
Ordering books and articles through Interlibrary
Books that are not available at FLITE or through MelCat can be ordered through Interlibrary loan. Articles that are not available at FLITE can also be ordered through Interlibrary loan. The FLITE Interlibrary loan page has more information.
Contact: Fran Rosen / Email / Phone: 231-591-3043 / Office: FLITE 414C
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: January 25, 2008