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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Comparison/contrast essay (due 3/4, 3/5) - The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- Process essay (due 3/31, 4/6) - U.S. Senate contests
- Argumentation essay (due 4/22, 4/23) - choice one: Labor Unions
- Argumentation essay (due 4/22, 4/23) - choice two: Will/Krauthammer articles
- Scottish World Heritage Sites essay - completed
- Cause and effect essay - Census - completed
- 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.
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Site background for RealClearPolitics.com: "Founded in 2000 by John McIntyre and Tom Bevan, Chicago-based RealClearPolitics.com (RCP) has become one of America's premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. RealClearPolitics has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics."FiveThirtyEight.com
The mission of this website (538 is the number of electors in the electoral college)is to accumulate and analyze polling and political data in way that is informed, accurate and attractive, and, in so doing, to give you the best possible objective assessment of the likely outcome of upcoming election.Election Projection
Site recommended by your course instructor.Senate.gov
"The information on this Web site is compiled under the authority and direction of the Secretary of the Senate, Washington, DC 20510."
Find current articles about the Senate races from newspapers across the country here.
advanced keyword search with limited date range:
-"senate race and [name of chosen state]"
-"senate race and [name of senator]"
-"state election and [name of senator]"
regular keyword search:
-"election 2010 and [name of chosen state]"
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Best Bet)
Subject Heading: Labor Unions
Labor Union's Future
Labor Unions: Pro/Con
Facts on File (Check: Issues & Controversies)
Update: Labor Unions
The future of organized labor in American politics [electronic resource] / Peter L. Francia
Profiles of American labor unions / Donna Craft and Terrance W. Peck, editors ; foreword by Stephen P. Yokich (FLITE Reserves)
American labor unions, what they are and how they work / Florence Peterson (FLITE Reserves)
Power and privilege : labor unions in America / Morgan O. Reynolds (FLITE Reserves)
Trade unions and employment relations in the context of public sector change [electronic resource] / guest editor Miguel Martinez Lucio
For jobs and freedom : race and labor in America since 1865 / Robert H. Zieger (FLITE Reserves)
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You may use any article published in 2010 by either G.F. Will or C. Krauthammer.
Articles are easily located at RealClearPolitics.com or choose from a longer list of titles found at the Washington Post website.
To see a list of all articles by these authors hosted at RealClearPolitics.com you may visit the Author Archive for each:
Krauthammer, Charles. (2010, January 29). The Real Detainee Scandal. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 29, 2010 from http://www.realclearpolitics.com
Will, George. (2010, January 28). Faux Contrition: Obama Blames the Public. Newsweek. Retrieved January 29, 2010 from http://www.realclearpolitics.com
Will, George. (2010, January 15). No Rational Exuberance. Newsweek. Retrieved January 26, 2010 from http://www.newsweek.com
Will, George. (2010, January 14). Rock on the Health Care Road. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2010 from http://www.realclearpolitics.com
Listed Articles by George F. Will found at www.washingtonpost.com
Listed Articles by Charles Krauthammer found at www.washingtonpost.com
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"The Road" comparison/contrast essay
Database resourcesFor your assignments about Cormac McCarthy, try these databases:
Items on Reserve about Cormac McCarthy
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- Cormac McCarthy (c2009) (Bloom's Literary Criticism)
- Cormac McCarthy (c1997) (Twayne's United States Authors series) by Robert L. Jarrett
- A Cormac McCarthy Companion: the Border Trilogy (c2001) by Edwin T. Arnold and Dianne C. Luce, eds.
- Cormac McCarthy: American Canticles (c2009) by Kenneth Lincoln
- Cormac McCarthy's western novels (c2000) by Barcley Owens
- Understanding Cormac McCarthy (c2009) by Steven Frye
(Completed - due 1/25/10; 1/26/10)
Click here for the World Heritage Site resources.
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- Census 2010 - Offical Site
- Census 2010 - Questions on the Form
- Census 2010 - the Official Form
- All Things Census 2010
"All Things Census, a gathering place for postings about census methodology, findings and resources, is produced by the Pew Social & Demographic Trends project."
Census 2010 weblink page for possible topics
Click here for more specific information from the Web about possible essay topics concerning the census.
Database resourcesFor your assignments about the 2010, try these databases:
- Academic OneFile
- General OneFile
- Ethnic NewsWatch
This last source will give you articles that have a different slant on census issues from mainstream media.
- Facts on File - Census 2010
Keywords to try in the databases
- Census undercounts
- Census Bureau
- Population projections
- Statistical sampling
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.
Documenting Sources in MLA Format: 2009 Update
A free 60-page supplement about MLA citation from hacker.com.
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: April 8, 2010