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General Research Databases
The general research databases can provide an excellent jumping off point, but don't forget to check databases specialized to your discipline as well! Use the EBSCO search box below, the Gale PowerSearch it button, or one of the other general purpose databases listed below to get started on your research.
Gale’s premier periodical resource, Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
With extensive coverage in key subject areas such as, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology, researchers are able to find accurate information and articles in both PDF and HTML formats with ease.
FirstSearch navigates through WorldCat’s 498 million bibliographic records in seconds, connecting searchers to exactly what they need. Researchers and library staff can find and select resources in thousands of library collections with rich information from WorldCat records.
CQ Researcher Issues database.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Access a wide variety of sources from every academic concentration. Use this database to research topics in Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.
Provides a variety of different subject databases providing access to scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. Databases include the Expanded Academic ASAP.
WilsonWeb database covers full text periodical research for ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and library and information science in addition to Humanities, Education, Business and Sciences and more.
Key English Databases
These databases are particularly helpful when researching the subject of English language and literature:.
Search back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Note: For access to additional JSTOR journals, see Boston Public Library under "WebSites."
More Databases related to English
Specialized databases that also contain information on English language and literature:
Search for scholarly journal articles with the search engine Google Scholar. Google Scholar is connected to Whittemore Library's databases, so an article from your search results should be availabe full-text from our library if you see and click on the link, "Find it @ Framingham State", to the right of the article.
Full-Text Journal Finder
Many students are looking for journals in full-text online. The Full-Text Journal Finder can help you to determine whether the journal you are looking for has full-text access at the Whittemore Library. Type in the journal name or the first few words of the name to see if your journal is full-text online.
E Journals & Print Journals at FSU
Enter the title of the journal you need
in the Full Text Journal Finder
to link to the journal if it is available online
through a database and/or the publisher.
Print Journals (paper, microfilm and microfiche):
To find a listing of where a print journal, magazine, or newspaper is located (either upstairs in the Periodicals Area
on the Upper Mezzanine (UM) or downstairs in the Lower Reading Room [LRR] one flight down from the main floor in the Lower Mezzanine).
1. Enter the title of the journal you need
in the Full Text Journal Finder (see link above)
2. For a list of F.S.U.'s print periodical holdings (paper or microforms), look for the F.S.U Periodical Holdings List, in the red binders
You can find those red binders in the Periodicals Area and at the Reference desk.
3. Search the MLN Online Catalog for individual periodical titles.