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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Resources for first essay - Abraham Lincoln assignment
- Resources for second essay - Margaret Edson's play WIT
- Resources for third essay - Nazi ethnic policy
- Resources for fourth essay - Global warming
- Finding Journal Articles
- Finding Books at FLITE
- Off-Campus Access
- Interlibrary Loan
- Citing Sources
- General Online Information
ENGL 250 - Nelson
Welcome to FLITE. These resources should help with your assignments.
Online resources for Lincoln assignment
- Lincoln's Cabinet by Helen Nicolay. The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, (March 1949), 255-292.
This article describes the formation of the cabinet from notes recorded by Lincoln's private secretary, John G. Nicolay. The author is his daughter.
This article is also available in print from the FLITE Reserves shelf.
- Lincoln's Cabinet. Scroll to November for a primary source about Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. The Valley Spirit, (November 14, 1860)
- President Lincoln's Cabinet
- Cabinets and Vice-Presidents from Mr. Lincoln's White House
- The Cabinet from Mr. Lincoln and Friends
- Presidents of the United States - Abraham Lincoln: Biographies of the Cabinet members are linked from this page, which was developed and published by the Internet Public Library
- Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library from The Library of Congress
- Presidents of the United States - Abraham Lincoln (site developed and published by the Internet Public Library)
- Abraham Lincoln in Depth from the Lincoln Institute.
Items on Reserve for Lincoln assignment: Cabinet and Biographies
- Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln ** by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Lincoln's cabinet by Helen Nicolay, a print copy of the article listed above
- Lincoln's rise to the presidency by William C. Harris
Chapter 9 covers the formation of the cabinet
- Lincoln's war cabinet, (also available for you to borrow on your own using the MeLCat interloan system), by Burton Jesse Hendrick
- Montgomery Blair, postmaster general , a government document prepared by Rita Lloyd Moroney
- Abraham Lincoln: his speeches and writing edited by Roy P. Basler
- First among equals: Abraham Lincoln's reputation during his administration by Hans Trefousse
- Lincoln's speeches reconsidered by John Channing Briggs
- This fiery trial: the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln edited by William P. Gienapp
Online book available for Lincoln assignment
- Abraham Lincoln and men of war-times [electronic resource] : some personal recollections of war and politics during the Lincoln administration by A. K. McClure
In addition, FLITE carries many books about both Lincoln and biographies of men in his Cabinet. Most can be found on the Lowel Level of the Library in the E 415's. Use the library catalog to locate them. Please contact the Oval Information Desk if you need more help finding these materials.
For your upcoming assignments about the play WIT, the following should be most helpful:PBS Interview
- Love and Knowledge
Pulitzer Prize interview with WIT author Margaret Edson from "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Items on Reserve for Margaret Edson's play WIT
- Devotions upon emergent occasions by John Donne
- John Donne's poetry
- The complete poetry of John Donne
- John Donne's poetry by Wilbur Sanders
- The runaway bunny by Margaret Brown
- The tale of the flopsy bunnies by Beatrix Potter
Database resourcesFor your assignments about Nazi ethnic policy and eugenics, try these databases:
- Academic OneFile
- Project MUSE
- Historical Abstracts
This is a more advanced database. You'll probably want to limit results to English Language.
Items on Reserve for Nazi ethnic policy assignment
- Master Race: the Lebensborn Experiment in Nazi Germany** by Catrine Clay and Michael Leapman
- From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary ethics, eugenics, and racism in Germany by Richard Weikart
- The Nazi connection : Eugenics, American racism, and German national socialism by Stefan Kühl
- Of pure blood by Marc Hillel and Clarissa Henry
- The origins of Nazi genocide by Henry Friedlander
- Race and Reich: The story of an epoch by Joseph Tenebaum
- Times of triumph, times of doubt : Science and the battle for public trust (Chapter 3) by Elof Axel Carlson
- The Wellborn science: Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia edited by Mark B. Adams.
- The speeches collection: Adolf Hitler ( VHS video)
- Triumph of the will by Leni Riefenstahl (VHS video)
Reference items (always available in the library) for Nazi ethnic policy assignment
- History of the Third Reich, Ref DD 256.5 .H529 2003: - sections under: eugenics, racial science, Hereditary Health Courts and in volume 4, there is a reprinted (and translated) article that appeared in 1938 by a doctor titled "The Third Reich Must Maintain Family and Racial Purity"
- Encyclopedia of the Third Reich, Ref DD 256.5 .G76313 1991: - sections on Lebensborn, heredity civilization (instead of eugenics), forced sterilization, Hereditary Health Court and Heredity Farm Law
Online Books (eBooks) for Nazi ethnic policy assignment
- "Children of World War II: the hidden enemy legacy" (ebook) edited by Kjersti Ericsson and Eva Simonsen
- The Origins of Nazi genocide" (ebook) by Henry Friedlander
Database resources for Global Warming
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Facts on File - Issues and Controversies
Select "Other Databases" tab on the top right and then select "Issues and Controversies" from the list of databases provided. Type in your search topic.
- Academic OneFile
Print and online resources Global Warming
FLITE has many resources in its print collection on this topic, so there are only a few items on reserve.
Items on Reserve for Global Warming
- Shattered Consensus, by Patrick J. Michaels
- Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years, by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery
- With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, by Fred Pearce
You may also want to explore the seven online titles available by searching the catalog and limiting the search to Ebooks. Here is one you may use to start your research.
- The Global warming desk reference (ebook) by Bruce E.
Where to find material at FLITE:
To find journal articles on a particular topic, use one or more of the databases available on the FLITE web site. These databases cumulatively provide indexing to thousands of journal titles. A few of the databases provide full-text (content of the articles is found directly within the database), but many provide mainly abstracts (summaries) or citations (description of where the article originally appeared in print).
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Library Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.For other books on your topics, use the Library Catalog.
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
FLITE's subscription databases are available to all current Ferris students, faculty, and staff. Login and additional information can be found at Off Campus Database Access.
Interlibrary loan requests for materials FLITE does not have access to can be electronically submitted through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request form.
If you experience problems logging on, please call (231) 591-2669 or (800) 4-FERRIS (ext. 2669), or stop by the Check Out Desk at the Library.
Plagiarism tutorials and self-help guides, plus a link to step-by-step citation assistance.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the MLA format.
Copies of the full-length MLA Handbook (MLA handbook for writers of research papers) can be found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
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.
Are all websites created equal?
Use one of these guides to help evaluate websites.
Web Page Evaluation Checklist from University of California at Berkeley
Check out urban legends, hoaxes, and misinformation.
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Last update: March 26, 2009