|Office: FLITE 140G|
Comm 499 - Alspach
To find general career resources, check FLITE Library's Career Resource Guide.Books
VGM's careers encyclopedia [electronic resource] / the editors of VGM Career Books
Career Information Center
FSU Reference--1st Floor - HF5382.5.U5 C32 2007
Occupational outlook handbook
LIB USE ONLY - FSU Ready Ref--1st Floor - HF5382 .O25
Occupational Information Databases and Websites
O*Net Online: Occupational Online Network
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET OnLine was developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.
Educational and Career Counseling [Ferris Only]
For those undecided Ferris Students or High School Students, interested in exploring career options, contemplating a career change or academic major change, the first and most critical stage in this cycle is self-assessment. In this stage, you explore your interests, skills, values and personality preferences as they relate to possible career and education alternatives. Once you have learned more about yourself, you can use that self-knowledge to identify occupations and/or majors of potential interest to you.
Academic OneFile (Best Bet)
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication Studies (Sage Full-Text) (Best Bet)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Best Bet)
Facts on File (Check: Issues & Controversies)
Use the Journals tab or "Find--Journals" dropdown to access Find a Periodical and search to find a specific journal title at FLITE.
Newspapers often write on current issues. Check out FLITE newspapers including:
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
Michigan Legislature Website
FLITE's Online Encyclopedias
As an alternative to Wikipedia FLITE Library now offers two online encyclopedia collections: CREDO Reference and Oxford Reference Online. These sources offer hundreds of easily searched authoratative titles, use them anytime you would use Wikipedia.
There are many webpages on the Internet which seem to provide quality information, but be aware that many provide less than valuable or credible information. Check out these websites for some real examples.
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. FLITE provides a Plagiarism and Citation guide to help you learn more about this important topic. The tutorials and accompanying quizzes can help you determine what constitutes plagiarism.
The following links provide detailed information on using APA citation style:
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.
Librarians are available to help answer research questions and provide other library assistance. You can find librarians at the Oval Information Desk located on the First Floor of FLITE, by phone at 231-591-3602, by email (netref at (@) ferris.edu), or via chat http://www.ferris.edu/library/reference/helppagechat.html. More information is available at FLITE help.
Make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help for any course.
Contact: Mari Kermit-Canfield / Email / Phone: 231-591-3636 / Office: FLITE 140G
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: October 29, 2009