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Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education

Heavy Equipment: Welcome to FLITE

Finding Books

For books and documents at FLITE, and for ebooks, use the Catalog tab on the FLITE home page.

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 InterLibrary Loan.

Using the Internat

Are all websites created equal?
Internet Examples

Use one of these guides to help evaluate websites.
Internet Resources Evaluation

Resource Evaluation guide from University of California at Berkeley

Getting Started

Ask a Reference Librarian.
You can find librarians at the Oval Information Desk located on the First Floor of FLITE, by phone at 231-591-3602, by email, or via chat. More information is available at FLITE help.

FLITE Tutorials can also help you get started.

Citing Sources

Plagiarism tutorials and self-help guides, plus a link to step-by-step citation assistance.

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.

Writing Help

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue ( 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.