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Starting Your Search - the Overview (Big Picture) of Stem Cell Research
Try a look at a subject-specific online encyclopedia to learn more about the stem cell topic.
Click on the Online Encyclopedias, Dictionary, etc link from the FLITE Library page. Click on "Gale Virtual Reference Library".
Then, move to one of these topic databases to learn more about the topic.
Report - Stem Cell Research (9/01/06)
Issues and Controversies/Facts On File
Select "Other Databases" tab on the top right and then select "Issues and Controversies" from the list of databases. Type in "stem cells" and select "Update: Stem Cell Research (12/03/07)".
Select "stem cells" from the list of topics and access essays, articles, newspaper reports, and statistics.
Finding Journal Articles - Library Journal Databases
To find recent journal articles on your topic, you'll need to use a FLITE Library database, which is a a collection of articles from a certain set of journals.
A very large full-text database with over 50 million articles covering a wide variety of subjects, Academic OneFile indexes both newspapers and journals.
This database is completely full-text and includes articles from subject fields including science, humanities, education and business. Coverage is from 1994 to the present.
Newspapers and News Source Database - the most current information about stem cellsAccess World News
Access World News contains the full-text of nearly 1700 primarily English-language news sources from around the world.
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.
Topic: German Immigration
Subject: German Americans
- Keyword searching: Search for keywords on your topic.
Topic: The invention of the car
Keyword(s): automobile history
If you are still having trouble researching your topic, try our FLITE tutorial "Getting Started With Your Research".
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.
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
- 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 and borrow books for free from other Michigan Libraries. MeLCat items will be delivered to the circulation desk, and you will receive an Email when the items arrive.
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 comprehensive web site is a resource tool for every paper you'll ever need to write.
The following links provide information on how to use MLA:
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the MLA format.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Complete MLA citation assistance in print
Copies of the MLA Handbook are found near the Oval Information Desk on the First Floor of FLITE, in the FLITE Reference section (also on Floor 1), and on Floor 3 in the Education section.
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.
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.
Contact: Kristen Motz / Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140H
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 29, 2009