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General Research Databases
These general databases cover a wide range of topics. These databases can be a great starting point to find some general information on your research topic.
Index of articles from the contents pages of 16,000+ journals in all fields.
With with the search engine Google Scholar , you can find full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts. You can also search in Google Scholar for articles in law reviews and scholarly journals. 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. If you find an article or citation that we do not have access to at FSU, you can request the article via inter-library loan.
Lexis Nexis Academic provides access to primary source materials such as case law, statutes and regulations, as well as secondary source materials including legal news and law reviews.
New! HeinOnline provides access to over 1500 legal and social science journal articles, plus statutes and regulations of the U.S. and other countries.
HeinOnline’s Government, Politics & Law contains more than 100 million pages of content across 156,000 titles and 310,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,500 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains the Congressional Record bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, constitutions for every country in the world, classic books from the 18th & 19th centuries, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register and CFR from inception, and much more!
Additional Databases of Interest
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Medline provides access to the "journal" portion of the PubMed website. Use Article Linker to check if Whittemore Library provides full-text online access to a particular article.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Provides full-text indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937.
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.