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ESLP 042 - Adrianson
General OneFile (Journal, Magazine, and News Articles)
Suggestions to retrieve better/more results:
- Search topic first as a subject if available
- If you cannot find, then search as a keyword in Basic or Advanced Search
- Combine keyword terms with AND and, maybe, OR (be careful - OR brings lots of results)
- Use quotes for when searching for phrases (more than one word)
- Subject search: Search for the subject of your topic.
Topic: Wild Animal Rescue
Subject: Wildlife Rescue (You hope the database will send you here.)
- Advanced (Keyword) search:
Topic: The invention of the car
Keywords: (car OR cars OR automobile or automobiles) AND (invention OR history) (Be selective with keywords - pick the important ones, not all)
Subject or Academic Major Database List (For Databases in your Major)
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog.
Practice your Call Number skills to find books in the library!
Play Within Range from Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.
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 different citation styles for your reference lists:
Copies of the full-length APA and MLA manuals are available in the Ready Reference section on the First Floor of FLITE 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: Kristy Motz/ Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140H
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 13, 2012