|Office: FLITE 140G|
|Office: FLITE 140F|
Engl 150 - Deurloo
FLITE's Online Encyclopedias
As an alternative to Wikipedia FLITE Library now offers two online encyclopedia collections:
CREDO Reference (Best Bet)
Oxford Reference Online.
These sources offer hundreds of easily searched authoratative titles, use them anytime you would use Wikipedia.
Time Period Description
Historic Daily Life
- The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily life : a tour through history from ancient times to present
FLITE Reference (1st Floor) - GT31 .G74 2004
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
FLITE Reference (1st Floor) - GN333 .W67 1998
- American Decades
FLITE Reference (1st Floor) - E169.12 .A41
Also available as ebook.
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
FLITE Reference (1st Floor) - E169.1 .S764 1999
Also available as ebook.
Also try searching the catalog for books specific to daily life in your time period and/or geographic region. For example:
daily life and Victorian England
daily life and China
daily life and nineteenth century
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
Newspapers often write on current and local issues.
A search worksheet used in class to track daily life and biographical information about your subject.
A Variety of Research Guides are available for subject searching.
To find specific resources for your projects use a combination of these terms for searching the FLITE Library catalog and databases. Use the word "AND" to combine search terms.
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 MLA manual, 7th 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. 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
Contact: Kristy Motz/ Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140f
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: April 7th, 2011