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Where to find material at FLITE:
To find journal articles on a particular topic, use any of the databases available on the FLITE Web site. These databases provide indexing to thousands of journal titles.
A very large database with many articles in full-text covering a wide variety of subjects. Magazine, journal, and newspaper articles are all included.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Completely full-text database including articles covering science, humanities, education and business.
Issues and Controversies/Facts On File
Select the "Issues and Controversies" link.
In-depth essays written on dozens of hot-topic issues. Check out the great references.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Full-text essays, articles, and book chapters and articles showing all sides of contemporary controversial issues.
Access World News
Access World News contains the full-text of nearly 1700 primarily English-language news sources from around the world
Suggestions to retrieve better/more results:
- Use Advanced Search when you can't find your topic in Academic OneFile
- Search topic as both a keyword and subject
- Combine terms with AND or OR
- Set date ranges limit to a specific time
- Use quotes for phrases
If HTML or PDF full text options are available, click the link to go directly to the full text.
If full text is not an option:
Click the "Find It", link or button;
Select red GO button.
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog.Search either using keyword or subject.
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Number J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
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.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
More examples of how cite different types of sources using the MLA format.
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.
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/) is an invaluable reference for writing research papers. Covering everything from creating a thesis statement and coping with writer's block to formatting citations and the principles of academic writing, this comprehensive web site is a resource tool for every paper you'll ever need to write.
The Ferris Writing Center offers free assistance to all FSU students, faculty, and staff. In addition to tutoring help on-campus, the Writing Center will do tutoring online, including reviews of research papers and citation consultations. Don't pass up this opportunity for help.
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Last update: February 9, 2011