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Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Search Everything
Use the "Search Everything" tab on the Library’s homepage to search across all library collections, including books, ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications.

Academic Search Complete
Articles from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

Britannica

Britannica World Data Analyst

Business Source Complete
Domestic and International journal articles, business customs and etiquette.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on controversial issues. Articles from academic journals, magazines, and reference books, audio of news reporting and interviews, videos, statistics, geographic data, and more. Covers a range of topics.

Points of View Reference Center
Information on controversial issues. Topic overviews, essays, articles from magazines and newspapers, government documents, and transcripts news reporting. Covers a range of topics.

Newspaper Resources
A guide to newspaper resources available through Farmingdale State College and online. 

Research in Context
Articles, books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, and primary sources.Topics include cultures, government, people, U.S. history, world history, geography, literature, science, social issues, and more.

Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects.

Statista 
Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

Newspaper Resources
A guide to newspaper resources available through Farmingdale State College and online.

Films on Demand
Educational films on a wide range of topics. Includes options to view films in short segments and read transcripts.

Books

Textbooks
Search for textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. SPE 130.

Print Books
Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.

eBooks
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Websites

Country Data
CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World Health Organization (WHO): Country Statistics
Health data and statistics for each country and summaries of health indicators for major health topics.

Numbeo
User-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

Exchange Rates 
XE Currency Converter 
CNN World Currencies

Etiquette
Cultural Crossing Guide (business etiquette)
eDiplomat (cultural etiquette)

Statistics
Find statistics from governmental agencies by adding "site:.gov" to the end of a Google search. For example, if you’re looking for statistics on high school graduation rates, searching high school graduation rates site:.gov would bring back information and statistics from the U.S. Department of Education (ed.gov) and other government agencies.

Speeches 
Famous speeches (Wyzant)
The Gettysburg Address
Toastmasters International
Famous trials

Citing Sources

See below for basic guidelines and examples of citation formats. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples.

MLA Quiz

Test your knowledge of MLA format with this quiz.

 

 

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

 

 

Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.

 

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

For more details and examples of MLA citation style, visit the following websites:

Also find books on MLA  citation style when you search the Library’s catalog by subject: Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184
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