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HIST 280 - Mehler
America: History and Life
Covering the period prehistory-present, America: History and Life contains citations from over 1,700 publications on all aspects of American History. Articles published since 1964 are included. Over 16,000 citations are added each year.
If you have a citation from America: History and Life and need to see if FLITE owns the article in any format, use the Find It links in the database.
If you've determined that Ferris does not own the journals which contain articles indexed in America: History and Life, request the article as an InterLibrary Loan. Generally, InterLibrary Loans take about 5-10 business days to arrive.
*Click here to access a guide on using America: History and Life.
American Periodicals Series: 1740-1900
This database offers digitized pages from over 1,100 periodical titles, including literary journals, published in the United States. A work-in-progress, American Periodical Series currently includes material through the early twentieth century.
Ethnic NewsWatch provides full-text articles from over 240 ethnic press newspapers, including several Arab American papers, in the United States from 1990-present.
*Click here to access a guide on using Ethnic NewsWatch.
The Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945
The Gerritsen Collection is an internationally renowned resource covering women’s history, formerly available only on microfilm. The Gerritsen database contains over 2 million full-text, digitized pages spanning books, periodicals, and pamphlets from 1543-1945.
The set of six historical newspaper databases contain every article published in each paper up to a point in the recent past. To search all six at once, click into any one of the Historical Newspaper databases, click on Select Multiple Databases, check all six, and then click on Continue. The six are:
*Click here to access a guide on using Historical Newspapers.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Nearly 300,000 citations selected from over 9500 international sources cover the historical impact of science, technology, and medicine from prehistory to the present. Types of souces indexed included journal articles, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database which contains the full-text of articles from core journals in several academic disciplines, including history. Coverage is from each journal's first issue and continues through 2-5 years from the most recently published issues.
*Click here to access a guide on using JSTOR.
A partnership of several non-profit publishers, Project Muse offers full-text articles from over 250 journals. Full-text coverage for each journal varies but usually starts in the mid- to late- 1990s. Journals in Muse encompass the social sciences, humanities, and the arts; specific fields covered by Muse include history.
*Click here to access a guide on using Project Muse.
PsycINFO is the most comprehensive indexing source for psychology and associated fields, containing "citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations . . . Journal coverage, spanning 1872-present, includes international material selected from more than 1,300 periodicals written in over 25 languages." Selected full-text is available via PsycArticles.
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
If you have a citation and need to see if FLITE owns the article in any format, use the Find a Periodical database.
These are locations for journals FLITE has in physical formats:
Current Periodicals - Second Floor
Bound Periodicals (2000 - present) - Second Floor
Bound Periodicals (before 2000) - Lower Level
Microforms (microfilm and microfiche) - Second Floor
If FLITE does not own the article in any format, use InterLibrary Loan.
For books in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Try Keyword searches to ascertain which Subject Headings are appropriate for your topic; you can click on Subject Headings from individual book records or redo the search as a Subject search.
For a broader range of books, try WorldCat, a national library database. Try Subject searches using Subject Headings you've mined from the Ferris Online Catalog. Books in WorldCat that Ferris owns have a Ferris State University flag in the citation. To request a book Ferris doesn't own, click into the title of the book and then on the ILL (InterLibrary Loan) button to make an online request.
Whenever you are quoting or using information from a source, you must credit or cite that source. Failure to do so is plagiarism which can lead to expulsion from the University.
Citation Style Guide: APA (PDF)
An online version of an APA Quick Reference handout which provides the citation style for several basic types of sources, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
Chicago Citation Guide (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's quick guide for Chicago style citations.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
RefBase is a citation management resource provided by the library. You can create an account and format your citations in a fraction of the time it takes to format citations without this great tool.
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Last update: February 8, 2010