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Music Research Guide: Databases

What are Databases?

Databases help you locate articles that appear in periodicals.  They may also conatain citations for books, book reviews, conference proceedings adn papers, and images.

Periodical (n.) is a magazine or journal issued at regular or stated intervals (usually weekly, monthly, or quearterly).  Source: Oxford English Dictionary


Access Databases Remotely

Library database access and other remote library services requires login off campus with your 14-digit barcode number printed on front of your ID card.

If you don't have an FSU ID card ... You can also obtain your barcode number from your PAWS account: Go to Self-Service, click on Student Center, and scroll down to Other Areas to obtain your library barcode information.

Access or Library Account Questions? Call the Ort Library Circulation Desk at


Databases available via ResearchPort. Login required off campus.

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Sean Henry
Lewis J. Ort Library
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD 21532