Indexes and Databases: F


Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.

FAOBIB is a multilingual, on-line catalogue of documents and publications produced by FAO since 1945, books added to the library collections since 1976, and serials held in the FAO library. The database can be searched in simple, advanced and command mode. A thesaurus mode can also be implemented which allows for navigation through AGROVOC and flagging of terms for inclusion in any query. AGROVOC is the multilingual agricultural thesaurus developed by FAO and used to index items in the database. Searches can be made by personal or corporate author, by title, conference, or subject; the database can also retrieve items by project symbol, division symbol etc. Other keys, such as the language, the publication year etc., can be used to further refine a query. Full text links are now provided for all documents which are available in electronic format.

The Medieval Feminist Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

A bibliographical resource offering coverage of hundreds of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals right up to the present day. Many of these key titles are available here in full text including complete runs.

This database can be used to find research articles on film studies' topics. Aspects covered include theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, reviews (back to 1914) and more. The database allows full searching of more than 270 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Articles are available for more than 80 journals and texts from nearly 50 books. If the article you are interested in is not available online, click the Find It-button to see if the article is available in another library database, or to see if the library has the article in print.

Use to find thoroughly researched information for over 100,000 films, including biographical information, plot summaries, full cast and crew lists, and film awards. Each person and film entry features a rich list of relevant articles. Films covered range from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters, with a focus on entertainment films and personalities.

This web portal combines three research databases in the film studies area: FIAF International Film Database Plus (info), AFI Film Catalog (info), and Film Index International (info).

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Libraries Media Services homepage. Includes search widget used to search for films and videos in the Libraries at the University of Minnesota. Simplified interface for searching film and videos in MNCAT, the library catalog.

This is one of the more comprehensive and easy-to-use web portals for Internet Legal Resources.

Overviews for hundreds of industries that describe the competitive landscape, products, operations & technology, sales & marketing, finance & regulations, forecasts, trends, critical issues, challenges and financial information.

The First World War portal presents primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, and the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda. There are two self-contained modules: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment. Original documents include personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, and ephemera. This material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary features, including interactive maps, chronology, and image galleries.

A working biologist's index to all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries and aquaculture, including fish management, natural history, and fish health, plus environmental, habitat, and commercial information. Indexes about 1200 journals, plus books, government documents and "grey literature". Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.
Print version published as Sport Fishery Abstracts 1955-1985; Fisheries Review 1986 - 1995.

Films OnDemand provides access to streaming video on a wide range of discipline areas from Arts & Humanities to Professional Programs (e.g., Nursing, Business).

Note: This resource will be discontinued as of 2/15/2013. For alternatives, see below.

(FSTA was used to find citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference papers, technical reports and international patents in food processing, storage, and safety, food additives, food chemistry and properties.)

Alternative Databases:

1. PubMed and Ovid Medline: Information related to clinical trials, health effects, etc.

2. AGRICOLA and CAB Abstracts: Information on the agriculture/crop aspects of food science and nutrition.

3. SciFinder: This is an advanced chemistry database good for finding information on chemistry-related aspects of food science. It's especially useful for flavor research.

4. Web of Science and SCOPUS: General science databases. Recommended in conjunction with the databases listed above.

FBIS Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government. Translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the world.

Covers all aspects of forest management, tree biology and forest ecology, including silviculture, provenance studies, inventories, economics, agroforestry, husbandry of non-wood forest products, tree anatomy and physiology, climate, soils, forest ecology, tree breeding, fire, forest pests and protection, forest conservation and arboriculture. This resource is fully contained and accessible only through CAB Abstracts (1973-present) and CAB Archive (1939-1972).

An encyclopaedic, interactive database that draws together scientific information on Forestry.

The Forestry Library at the University of Minnesota produces four indexes for use by the public, as well as our students, staff and faculty. Social Sciences in Forestry Trail Planning, Construction, and Maintenance Tropical Forest Conservation and Development Urban Forestry

Find grantmakers, companies, grants or IRS 990 tax returns for U.S. organizations. Profiles of grantmakers mission, analysis of expenses and revenue and other information. The Foundation Directory includes the publication Philanthropy News, current RFPs for grants, and literature on nonprofits from various research institutes.

Focuses on foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. Describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to the individual. By searching the entries and their indexes, the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online user can complete searches ranging from the very simple to the highly complex. This capability makes Foundation Grants to Individuals Online one of the most comprehensive resources available on funding to the individual. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is updated on a quarterly basis.

Part of the Plant Information Online database. Click on: Citations to Plant Information and Illustrations. Searches over 150 periodicals and selected monographs. Accesses illustrations and concomitant information on approximately 100,000 different plants.

Frost & Sullivan's 1800 analysts and consultants cover more than 300 markets and 250,000 companies for industrial markets organized into categories for Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Chemicals, Materials, Food; Electronics and Security, Energy and Power Systems, Environment and Building Technologies, Healthcare and Medical Devices, Measurement and Instrumentation, Information and Communication Technologies, and Industrial Automation and Process Control.

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