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The mission of Flint Hills Technical College is to provide a diverse community of learners with life-long educational opportunities for personal growth and preparation for professional and civic responsibilities that meet the needs of society.
Library Services Mission Statement
Flint Hills Technical College Library Services provides on-campus and online educational resources to enhance the educational experience and personal growth leading to employment and lifelong learning.
Library 101- Section 1 Getting to Know the Resources
The Main FHTC website connects the public to general information, new students to information, catalog listings, general semester course offerings, and application details. Once you are a fully enrolled student, the main resource you will need is My.fhtc.edu listed below.
Library Link listed at the Bottom of the main website page!
On the right side of the screen are the links to all our Online Library Resources .These links are listed across the top of this page. Each tab will walk you through these resources: What they offer and how to use them effectively.
This is the main hub for currently enrolled FHTC students. Here you will find links to Moodle, Student E-mail, Library resources, course schedules, grades, important student documents, and when the time comes... the graduation application.
This link takes you directly to FHTC's Online Class interface. If you are taking an online course or hybrid- this is the key! Log in and then click on "Dashboard" at the top. This will bring up a list of courses you are enrolled in.
Su 1:00 PM - MIDNIGHT
M - Th 7:30 AM - MIDNIGHT
F 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sa 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Resources can be accessed and used in the physical library only.
Located on Kellog Circle of Emporia State University Campus
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world.
Little Book Swap Corner
The library has limited space and therefore does not have a Fiction reading section. However, there is a "Little Book Swap Corner" located on the back shelves of the library for patrons to share books. Take a book or leave a book!
There is also a student supply "Swap Shop" as well as a "Brain Break" creativity station with puzzles, games, and some craft supplies for student use.
Find a wealth of reading material that is part of the public domain. Online, download, kindle reading, audio files, pictures, (not just fiction) and more. Contains books in a variety of languages as well.
Still one of the best resources for starting your research. *Note* Technically Wikipedias fall into this category. Wikis are not awful places to start research if you need to understand a topic better. However, look through the reference list that should be provided at the bottom... these "should" be quality resources that could possibly be used for academic work.
The title depends on the format required for the paper. These are ALWAYS on separate pages at the end of the paper AND ONLY contain sources "cited" in the paper (not every thing you looked at even if you didn't use it).
This is an example of what "Peer Reviewed Articles" tend to look like. Most common academic research requirement. These are found in related professional field publication called trade journals. Jury or Peer reviewed means that other professionals in the field have read over and "approved" the publishing of the work.
For more information- see the bottom of this page or any of the "Research Guide" home pages.
Q: What does "Scholarly Article" or "Peer-Reviewed Article" Mean?
"Scholarly" and "peer reviewed" are often used synonymously, but they are not necessarily the same thing. Peer reviewed articles are always scholarly, but not all scholarly sources are peer reviewed. It may seem confusing, but it makes more sense if you think of "scholarly" as an umbrella term for several different kinds of authoritative, credible sources. These include:
Peer reviewed journals. These journals primarily exist to publish the research findings of experts in a field. The articles that you see in these journals have been closely scrutinized by a panel of reviewers (also experts in the same field) before they are published.
Trade or professional journals or magazines. The articles in these periodicals are also written by and for experts, but there is no peer review. The articles aren't limited to research...they may be news, best practice tips or opinion pieces.
Government Publications Many government agencies publish books, reports, data or statistics. Government researchers, like those who publish in peer reviewed or trade journals, are often experts in their field.
Books. Many researchers publish books or book chapters.
How can you tell if an article is scholarly? You will have to do some detective-work, but there are some telltale signs:
Author(s): Ideally, you should rely on information that has been published by an expert, someone who has studied the topic long and hard. Most scholarly publications will list an author's credentials (their degrees -- M.S., Ph.D., Ed.D., etc. - and the institution that they work for) along with his or her name.
Content: Look for articles that cover a topic in detail (more than just a few pages long, typically). It will probably include some kind of literature review, and discuss the work of other authors, in addition to any original research findings. Make sure it cites its sources(a scholarly article will always have a "references," "bibliography" or "works cited" list).
Audience: Scholarly articles are written for professionals in the field. You will probably notice a lot of technical language and/or discipline-specific jargon. The tone will be formal.
Publisher. Visit the journal's website to see what organization publishes it. Professional associations, universities and government agencies are particularly good signs. As you become more experienced, you'll also start to recognize major publishing companies in your field of study (Wiley, Elsevier, Sage, etc.).
Purpose and scope. When you're on the journal's website, look for an "about" link to learn who the intended audience is and what kind of articles are accepted.
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