William F. Chatlos Library

Research Databases

If you are using a computer on campus, Florida College offers access to these subscription databases:

EbscoHost Journals and Magazines
Gale Databases
JSTOR Journals and Magazines
Newspapers (Newsbank)
Music & Multimedia
Open Resource Journals and Indexes


AAS Historical Periodicals

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 (1691-1820) presents more than 500 titles dating from 1691 through 1820. The collection represents almost two centuries of print culture, ranging from early works imported by colonists to later titles published on American soil on the eve of the Revolution and during the early republic.

Academic Search Ultimate

Academic Search Ultimate offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.

Access World News (Newsbank)

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government, and more with the world’s largest collection of state, regional, national, and international full-text newspapers and other news sources.

Archival Films & Newsreels

This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.

ATLA Religion Database

ATLA is an online collection of major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users can read articles or research the history of a topic from as early as 1924 to the present. Currently, researchers are able to use ATLA as a search tool to retrieve images of the pages in more than one-hundred different journals.

BAS Library

Use Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive to browse or search over 7,000 articles from 40 years of Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present), 20 years of Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete) and eight years of Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete).

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete exceeds all other databases available in terms of its premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).


A reference database that contains encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and many other basic reference works. The Concept Map is a useful feature for discovering other terms related to your search term.

eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)

A collection of almost 40,000 ebooks, Many of these ebooks are also included in our online catalog.

eBook Academic Collection

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects.

eBook Religion Collection

This unique collection features more than 8,500 e-books from trusted publishers covering a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, religious texts and more.

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, in-depth coverage of special education and much more.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

An online version of the print publication. It contains both traditional encyclopedia articles and photos, video and audio clips, and links. Also available are the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. MLA citation information is available at the bottom of each article.


A database primarily for use by those in education, containing over 107,000 full-text documents. Use Advanced Search for the most precise results.

Facts On File Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.


Allows students to search several databases, including WorldCat (books in libraries across the world), ArticleFirst (indexes articles from selected journals), ERIC, and more. References are not full-text.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 1,000,000 pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project.

Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.

Gale’s Literary Index

Gale’s Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. We own several of these titles and they are located in the R800s.

Gale Databases

List of all Gale collections and databases accessible to Florida College students, faculty and staff.

Image Quest

Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.

JSTOR Journals and Magazines

Established in 1997, JSTOR’s first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, women’s studies, and the history and study of art and architecture.

Literary Sources

Artemis Literary Sources brings together formerly separate literary resources into a single research environment that provides researchers, faculty, and students a way to search across a wide array of materials and points in time and discover new ways to analyze content.

Library Music Source

Contains the largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled. Users have access and command of over 300,000 pages of sheet music from over 35,000 works including the entire piano works of Chopin, all the songs of Schubert, all the organ music of J. S. Bach, and all the orchestra parts and scores of Beethoven, to cite only a few examples. Users can access the complete or nearly complete published works of the world’s great composers for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, voice, chorus, strings, winds, percussion and guitar. When printing sheet music from Adobe Acrobat Reader, in the “Print” window, select page scaling: “shrink to printable area” or else some notations near the edge of the page may be lost.

Literature Criticisms Online

Literature Criticism Online collects and organizes literary commentary representing a variety of genres, time periods, and nationalities. Compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts, each entry focuses on an author, work, or topic and includes critical essays, reviews, and other materials reprinted from periodicals, scholarly journals, monographs, and books that are specially selected to provide a representative range of viewpoints and a chronological record of the critical responses.

Music Online: Listening

Streaming music from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Comprehensive database providing nearly 560 full text publications dating as far back as 1965. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

Restoration Serials Index

More than 37 periodicals and twelve lectureship proceedings issued by members of the churches of Christ are included in the Restoration Serials Index.

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