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SOCY 361 - Marr
Leisure and Society
To find a general guide to help with your research, explore the Recreation and Leadership Management Research Guide.
To find books in FLITE, try either Subject or Keyword searches in 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
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. Some of the databases provide full-text (content of the articles is found directly within the database), but many only provide citations (description of where the article originally appeared in print).
A large database with broad subject coverage, containing many full-text resources. Resources include: articles from over 12,000 academic titles in numerous disciplines, magazine articles, information from reference books including subject-area encyclopedias, news from certain national and international newspapers and newsletters, as well as selected transcripts from television and radio broadcasts from NPR, CNN, & CBC, plus selected podcasts from these highly-regarded news sources.
ERIC, the primary database for Education, is useful for all related fields such as the educational aspects of recreation & leisure, counseling and psychology, and most social sciences.
The Sociology Collection from Sage indexes 37 journals offering over 46,000 full text articles. This diverse collection of journals includes a wide range of sociology related topics including race, gender, sports, theory, culture, research and methods, family, children, and sexuality.
PsycINFO (abstracts), PsycARTICLES and Psychology Full-Text (full-text)
With abstracts and citations of articles from more than 200 scholarly psychology journals (PsycINFO), and more than 100 full-text journals (PsycARTICLES and Psychology Full-Text), these premier databases in the field of psychology provide information about such varied fields as psychiatry, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
FLITE's subscription databases are available to all current Ferris students, faculty, and staff. When you access a database from off-campus you will need to login using your Ferris Computing ID and Password. 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.
Requests can be made electronically through the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Request form.
Additional information can be found at Off-Campus Database Access page.
If HTML or PDF full text options are available, click the link to go directly to the full text.
If you do not have full text or PDF available, click the "Find it" link. You will be directed to options for retrieving your article. It may be available electronically immediately or you may need to find it physically in the library. Sometimes you may need to request it through Interlibrary Loan. Click the red GO button to locate the article. If directed to Interlibary Loan, follow the directions and your article will be emailed to you in 5-7 days.
To look up whether FLITE owns a particular journal, use Find--Journals to search for the journal title. You can also use the Journals tab on the FLITE homepage. Remember to use the journal title not the article title for your search.
Still confused about academic and scholarly journals? Check out this tutorial from Rutgers University:
What Makes A Journal Scholarly?
Plagiarism is the act of presenting another's work or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is often unintentional, but it occurs whenever you use someone else's ideas or words without giving them credit. It can be obvious - purchasing a term paper or turning in a project done by someone else. It can be putting other's ideas into your own words. A simple rule: do not copy text from Web pages or other sources without identifying the origional author. In this description, I am using ideas presented in the FLITE Online Tutorial called PILOT.
The tutorial provides these four tips to avoid Plagiarism:
- Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas
- Write down the complete citation information for each item you use
- Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words
- Always credit original authors for their information and ideas
For more information about Plagiarism, please explore the Plagiarism webpage provided by the Ferris State University Writing Center.
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.
The following links provide information on how to use APA:
Copies of the full-length APA manual (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.) are found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
If you find yourself confused about citations, check out the FLITE Citations page. You can review how to cite properly and link to helpful online citation resources and guides..
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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 11, 2009