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ABI Inform Complete

Articles on business and management from US and International sources.  Some full-text is available with articles dating from 1971 to the present.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) 

Provides full text for over 4,700 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, and education.


AccessScience Online is fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.

ACM Digital Library

A vast collection of citations and full text from the Association for Computing Machinery journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.


Materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry, food, food and nutrition, and animal science. 

Agriculture Collection(InfoTrac)

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.


Alternative and independent press - magazines, journals and newspapers articles 

America History and Life

A bibliographic database containing abstracts of articles from over 1,700 journal titles that pertain to United States and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present.

American Chemical Society Web Edition Journals

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. Currently eighteen journals are part of our subscription.

In addition to this subscription is access to Chemical & Enginering News.


Developed by the American Anthropological Association, this includes a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003.

Art and Architecture Complete (EBSCOhost)

Art & Architecture Complete - BETA is a comprehensive bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 240 periodicals and 140 books, as well as selective coverage for over 50 publications. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general viewers.

Article First (FirstSearch)

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is a portal that houses interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.

Biography In Context (InfoTrac)

Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Biomedical Reference Collection (EBSCOhost)

Over 100 full-text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

Birds of North America Online (BNA Online)

The Birds of North America (BNA) is a comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds.

Books and Authors (InfoTrac)

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a recommendation.

Boston Globe

Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1987.

Britannica Online

The award-winning Britannica Online® delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research-all from one database.

Business Economics and Theory (InfoTrac)


Business Insights: Essentials (InfoTrac)

Business Insights:Essentials is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. 

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. 

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Cabell's Directories

The Directory helps you to determine which journals publish manuscripts similar to yours or could be the best fit for your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes and acceptance rate.

Chicago Manual of Style

The CMOS online is a searchable resource based on the Chicago Manual of Style 15th edition for citing sources and writing styles. It also contains tools, i.e., sample forms, letters and style sheets.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

An acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,000,000 MARC records and more than 240,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 35 review sources.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)

Provides full-text indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937.

Communication and Mass Media Collection (InfoTrac)

This collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, and linguistics.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)

CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, and mass media.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (InfoTrac)

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

CQ Researcher

Offers comprehensive reporting and analysis and in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S.. economy.

Credo Reference

A database that features online content from a hundred reference books in a broad range of subjects.

Criminal Justice Collection

Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.

Culinary Arts Collection (InfoTrac)

Targeted collection of over 200 major cooking and nutrition magazines including recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets



Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides powerful capabilities to dynamically compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series available in the Data-Planet repository.

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference product is built on the same content repository, but is designed for quick statistical lookups. 

Directory of Open Access Journals

The directory covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim is to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 3694 journals in the directory. Currently 1267 journals are searchable at article level.


Many different subject databases are listed including PsycINFO, Medline, MLA, CINAHL, and Academic Search Premier.

Educator's Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Environment Complete (EBSCOhost)

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.


Provides citation and abstract information from over 1,000 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center and educational symposium report literature dating back to 1967.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCOHost)

The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

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.

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Films on Demand: World Cinema Streaming Collection

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.  All foreign language films are accompanied by English.

You do not need to sign in or create an account to view the films. Once you gain access to the collection by selecting this link, you can browse the collection of 389 films by selecting "World Cinema" on the right hand side of the page under the "Browse" section.

Fine Arts and Music Collection (InfoTrac)


Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Directory Online is web-based grantseeking database, developed by the Foundation Center. Please contact a librarian for a password.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context (InfoTrac)

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Science in Context (InfoTrac)

Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Gale U.S. History Collection (InfoTrac)


Gale U.S. History in Context (InfoTrac)

Gale U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac)

A mix of more than 50 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Gale World History Collection (InfoTrac)


Gale World History in Context (InfoTrac)

Gale World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection(InfoTrac)

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

 Gartner Research

The Gartner Group is a research and advisory company focused on information technology (IT) technologies, practices, and strategies. It provides analysis to corporate, government, and higher education clients through a variety of media, including the Gartner Research website. This research and analysis can be used throughout the University for planning, decision making, and measurement purposes for making continual process improvements towards industry best practices. To access Gartner Research, go to the library tab in My.Framingham and select the link "Gartner Research" within the Key e-Resources section.

Gender Studies Collection (InfoTrac)

This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more..

General Business File ASAP (InfoTrac)

Perform in-depth research on company performance and activity, industry events and trends, as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

General Onefile (InfoTrac)

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Updated daily. Coverage goes back to 1980 with over 9,200 titles (5,156 full-text).

General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac)

A general interest database for searching magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

General Science Collection(InfoTac)

Although staying current on the latest scientific developments can be daunting, this collection aims to provide a researcher with the information to do just that. Composed of over 200 journals - from highly specialized academic journals to general science-focused magazine - the General Science Collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavor, including such topics as particle physics and quantum theory, advanced mathematics, biotechnology, and many more.

Global Issues in Context (InfoTrac)

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.

Google Scholar (Search Engine)

Search for scholarly journal articles within this search engine. Go to "Scholar Preferences" and enter Framingham State University as your preferred library in the "library links" section. You will see a result for Framingham State University. Select "Find it @Framingham State". Once you do this, you will be able to search and find full-text articles from our library.

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

The environmental resources provides indexing to 600 titles and contains 295,000 records from popular, trade and scholarly publications, with a broad subject scope of law, science, economics, public policy, industry and science.

Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios

The Handbook of Research on ePortfolios is the single source for comprehensive coverage of the major themes of ePortfolios.To access your E-Access holdings, select "IGI E-Access Reference Subscriptions" from the left column. Once you have selected the "log-in" icon, read through the "Terms and Conditions of Use" page and choose the "I Agree" icon.  This action will take you to the Electronic Resources entry page which lists the Information Science Reference and Medical Information Science Reference titles. The publication(s) to which your institution has activated electronic access will be highlighted on this page.

Health and Wellness Resource Center (InfoTrac)

Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. 

Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac)

Find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. 

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)

Provides full text for nearly 300 health periodicals, over 1,000 health pamphlets, and 23 health reference books. 

Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)

Provides indexing for more than 550 scholarly full text journals from many medical disciplines, as well as over 850 general medical journals.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.

Historical New York Times

Complete page images of The New York Times from 2006 dating back to the first issue in 1851.

Home Improvement Collection (InfoTrac)


Hospitality & Tourism and Leisure Collection

With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

 IBIS World

A collection of industry market research and industry risk ratings. 

IEEE Cloud Computing

IEEE Cloud Computing is committed to the timely publication of peer-reviewed articles that provide innovative research ideas, applications results, and case studies in all areas of cloud computing. Topics relating to novel theory, algorithms, performance analyses and applications of techniques are covered.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection

This collection, comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect - will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.


Provides a variety of different subject databases providing access to scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.  Databases include the Expanded Academic ASAP.

Insurance and Liability Collection

Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, comprised of nearly 40 journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.


ITER Gateway is a research and support web site for scholars studying the Renaissance and Reformation time periods.

Junior Edition K-12

This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Student Edition
(Info Trac)

This periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Collections I and VII; Search back issues of core journals (357 titles) in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Kids Infobits

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.

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Kraus Curriculum Development Library

A searchable database of curricula that brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in Pre-K-12 and Adult Basic Education.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides full text access to news, business and legal information.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Literature Resource Center (InfoTrac)

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

Massachusetts History Online (InfoTrac)

Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events

MasterFile Premier

Provides full text for 2,000 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Some titles indexed back to 1975.

MAS-Ultra School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

(American Mathematical Society)

A comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940, providing Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database. Partial full-text.

Medline (EBSCOhost)

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR.

Mergent Online

Contains company data for U.S. and international companies as well as annual reports.  Search by company name, ticker symbol, or country.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals and academic journals.

Military & Intelligence Database

The Military and Intelligence Database periodical list has been hand-selected by Gale editors to meet those content needs. Additionally, the product includes some basic reference materials that are updated annually: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. With more than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text), searchers are sure to find answers to their reference questions.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, 4,400 of which are currently indexed in the MLA Bibliography. Gives editorial contact information as well as submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography

Online version of the MLA Bibliography.  Contains citations from over 4,400 journals and book series. Search 1963 to the present.  

New York Times Newspaper, Magazine and Book Review (InfoTrac)


The New York Times (InfoTrac)

Comprehensive digital coverage back from 1985- searchable as a standalone file.

The New York Times

Group pass. After you create your account, use this url to gain access to the site.

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost)

Provides selected full text articles from 30 U.S.. and international newspapers.  Also includes full text television and radio news transcripts as well as selected full text for more than 200 regional U.S.. newspapers.


NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

Nursing Resource Center with Nursing & Allied Health Collection (Infotrac)

Designed for nursing students, these two databases brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts.

Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus: Framingham State University Nursing Journal Collection

OVID Nursing Full Text includes links from bibliographic records to nursing related full text in Evidence-Based Medicine Review (EBMR) and only available on OvidSP.   OvidSp interface allows users to access to more than 24,000 current articles including the full text and images from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, plus powerful bibliographic tool, the Ovid Nursing Database.  OvidSP uses everyday natural language to retrieve results and search simultaneously across nursing journals, books, and databases.

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.  It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO)

OISO brings together the best current scholarship in the field to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

OISO offers over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.

 Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection (InfoTrac)

 Targeted collection of journals covering proven and experiment research and treatment techniques in the fields of physical therapy therapy and sports medicine.

Pop Culture Collection

It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.


Gale PowerSearch helps users select the databases most appropriate to include in a cross-search by providing an alphabetical listing along with a description of each one. Users search with the method that's easiest for them - by entering keywords, using pre-defined subject terms or constructing complex search queries using Boolean logic. Below the search term field, users will find a list of Gale databases so they can simply select as many databases as they want to include in their search. The database from which each document is found appears as part of the search results.

Primary Search

Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials.

Professional Development Collection

Provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 full text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles, designed for professional educators.

Project Muse

Full text access to over 180 high quality journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences from 60 scholarly publishers.

Proquest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.


PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals - 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present. 


Contains American Psychological Association Reviews of current books and films.  Also contains a ten-year searchable backfile.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Includes coverage of over 575 full text journals, as well as more than 550 peer-reviewed titles.

Psychology Collection

This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.


Search over 9,900 sources (including more than 2,000 periodicals) to locate information on psychology and related fields from 1840 to the present.


PubMed, available via the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the U.S.. National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Entrez is the text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for services including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, OMIM, and many others.  PubMed provides access to citations from biomedical literature.

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Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications.  Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all major metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  Updated on a daily basis.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The Religion & Philosophy eCollection is perfect to fill gaps in coverage of this under-served area. Two hundred and fifty subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included.

Science Magazine


Science Online contains all content since the journal went online from 1997 to current issue. 

Science Direct

Science Direct offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. Science Direct has over 950 scholarly, scientific journals available.


SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science,  and agricultural science. Please email reference@framingham.edu to get access to the registration URL.

(Scientific Search Engine)

Scirus is a comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Scirus searches over 450 million science-specific Web pages. You can limit your search to journal articles. Go to "Search Preferences" and select Framingham State University in the drop down menu in the "library partner links" section. Once you do this, you will be able to search and find full-text articles from our library.

For a brief, animated introduction to the scientific search engine, go here.

SocINDEX with Full text

Comprehensive and high-quality sociology research database. Contains full text for 242 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895.

Something about the Author (InfoTrac)

Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to several volumes printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Contains volumes 225 through 231 from December 2011 and on.

Small Business Collection

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Taylor & Francis Online: Environmental Science Collection

Over 250 full text e-journals on environmental science, agriculture and planning policy hosted on the Taylor & Francis platform.

Teacher Reference (EBSOhost)

This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Teaching Books

TeachingBooks.net provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators and a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books that generate enthusiasm for books and reading.  

Ulrich's Periodical Directory

Ulrich's Periodicals DirectoryTM is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.

Vocation & Careers Collection

Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

War & Terrorism Collection

A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.


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.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Catalog of books, web resources, and other material
worldwide. Includes millions of bibliographic records 
with records representing 400 languages.

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