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General Research Help

All the librarians in FLITE were hired to make your life easier. We can't do that unless you bring us your questions.

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Welcome

Welcome to FLITE's help page for your ENGL 250 class.  You will find a wealth of resources for working with your research for this class and for many other classes to come.

 

Where to start

FLITE has a number of choices for those times when Wikipedia just won't cut it as you learn more about your topic.

image of a compass

Calsidyrose. (2010). Compass Study [photo]. CC. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/calsidyrose/4925267732/

You can look in CREDO Reference, which covers topics just like Wikipedia, and then move on to databases.

 

Finding the Right Words to Search

Suggestions to help you search:

  • Combine key nouns/short phrases of your search with AND or OR.
    Example: Instead of searching Facebook social networking try searching Facebook AND social networking.

  • Come up with synonyms.
    Example: If you can't find anything for dating, try human courtship.

  • Need peer-reviewed journal articles? On the results screen, click on the Peer-Reviewed Journals tab

  • Spelling! Remember that computers are picky about it. A single misspelled word can mean the difference between great results and no results at all.
    Need to check your spelling?

  • Ask for help.
    We really mean it! We can't help if you don't ask.

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