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Most Used Databases

Most used library databases (with abbreviated descriptions)

Academic Search Complete 

This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study.

Access World News Research Collection

4,500 newspapers and other news sources including the Miami Herald (5/19/82-Current), Orlando Sentinel (4/1/85-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).

Business Source Complete

This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. .

ERIC (ProQuest)

Provide extensive access to educational-related literature.


A database of the back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Full-text coverage of general news, business, legal, governmental and other topics.

Literature Resource Center 

Includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.

PsycINFO (ProQuest)

Psychological Abstracts, 1887 to present. Covers journal articles, book chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations, in psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.


 RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by the FSU Libraries for all Florida State University faculty, students, and staff. If you are off campus and asked for a "Group Code", it is "RWFlorStateU"

Web of Science

Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Over 40 million citations to books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials and much more.

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.