|Office: FLITE 140G|
ENGL 250 - Haneline
Where to find material at FLITE:
The Research Process (~ 3 min.)
Will he discover terrifying secrets and great search skills? The Spybrarian stars in Ouroboros The Tutorial: Seven Steps to Enlightened Research.
Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative encyclopedia. Anyone can create or edit content, thereby helping to create the largest popular reference work on the internet.
Because of its collaborative nature the information on Wikipedia is often suspect in terms of it authority and accuracy. Use Wikipedia only to gain a basic understanding of a concept and use an entry's bibilography to find reliable research materials.As an alternative to Wikipedia FLITE Library now offers two online encyclopedia collections. These collections offer hundreds of easily searched authoratative reference titles. Use them anytime you would use Wikipedia.
Oxford Reference Online.
databases available on the FLITE Web site. These databases provide indexing to thousands of journal titles.
Large full-text database with over 50 million articles covering a wide variety of subjects with articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Always the best place to start.
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.
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
Use MelCat to look up books in other Michigan Libraries. MelCat items will be delivered to the circulation desk and you will receive an Email when the items arrive. If materials you need aren't available via MelCat try Inter-Library Loan.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
Plagiarism tutorials and self-help guides, plus a link to step-by-step citation assistance.
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.
Or, you can make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help for any course.More information is available at FLITE help.
Contact: Mari Kermit-Canfield/ Email / Phone: 231-591-3636 / Office: FLITE 140H
Last update: September 27, 2010