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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 academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest)
Articles include international business related subjects.

Applied Science & Technology Source

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Complete
Includes SWOT reports

Computer Source
Trends in High Technology

Google Scholar

Hoovers
Financials, Company overview, History, Competitors

Humanities Index 

Humanities Source

JSTOR

Newspaper Resources

Opposing Viewpoints 
Articles from academic journals, magazines, and reference books. Also includes audio of news reporting and interviews, videos, statistics, geographic data, and more.

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

Science Direct

Social Sciences Full text

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

The Wall Street Journal (Proquest)

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

Books

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

Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world through conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.

American FactFinder 
Census and American Community Survey data showing demographic data for the United States and Puerto Rico.

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

EPA.gov
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Legal Information Institute - Cornell Law School
Open access to law, worldwide. The LII publishes electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law.

 

Citing Sources

See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style.
APA Style Quiz

Why Cite?

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

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.

  • APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text.
  • Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
  • Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material. 

See APA How to Format Citations and Helpful Tips

Reference List

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.

See APA Sample Title Page and Reference List

Formatting

    • Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
    • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

    • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
    • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial).
    • List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.

Capitalization and Punctuation

    • Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages).
    • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
    • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.

NoodleTools

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.
  • 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.

Citation Help

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


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