Information Services

Databases F

Databases beginning with the letter F.


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Description: Provides business news and information together with Reuters Fundamentals and D&B company profiles. It contains more than 35,000 authoritative sources including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires. Also includes most world press including UK national and regional press and trade magazines. Content by freelance writers, some features and supplements may not be available.
Coverage: Click on the info icon next to each publication for coverage information and update schedules.

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Faculty of 1000

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Faculty of 1000 is a unique online service that helps you stay informed of high impact articles and access the opinions of global leaders in biology and medicine. 5000 of the world's senior scientists and leading experts select, rate and evaluate the most important and influential articles, presenting a continuously updated, authoritative guide to the literature that matters.


Access information: Access on and off-campus. Off-campus access - choose University of Edinburgh from list then click Select button.
Description: Detailed financial information of all UK and Irish companies updated monthly with up to 10 years of data.
FAME allows you to search by any combination of over 300 criteria including: geographic location, SIC code or activity description, number of employees, statement items, ratios, credit score/rating, legal form, year of incorporation, holding company/subsidiary.
Company comparisons can be achieved using the Peer Analysis option whilst the Statistical Analysis option allows you to produce market sector reports.

FIAF Plus - International Index to Film Periodicals

Access information. Access on campus.
Description. A tool for film studies, created by the International Federation of Film Archives, it indexes more than 500,000 articles from 340 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onward. FIAF Plus delivers searchable full text from many of the most important FIAF journals, including full runs of key titles such as Sight and Sound.

Film & Sound Online (previously Educational Media Online (EMOL)

Access information: Available from EDINA On-campus choose: Login via direct access. Off-campus choose: Login via UK federation.
Description: Ten collections of film and video. The films are of high quality, and are fully downloadable, either in full or as segments, and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research. For example: (Culverhouse) Classical Music, Films of Scotland, Performance Shakespeare. Note that some medical titles are restricted.

Additional Information

Please contact the Library for more information about restricted titles and to apply for access.

Edinburgh University Information Services offer a streaming media service, and can stream Film &Sound Online content locally to improve download times.

Film Index International

Access information. Access on and off campus.
Description. Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute, Film Index International contains the BFI's most up to date film and person index, with records from 1900 to the present.

Finance and market datasets

Access information: Varies with resource/product.
Description: Annual reports and company accounts; stock exchange and banking analysis; current and historical global information.

Financial Times

Access information: Access via the library specific url which will ask for your EASE login. First time users will be asked to register.
In addition to the free information available to all visitors to the site, our subscription also provides access to a range of additional tools and resources including: Exclusive FT News and Comment (including Lex) Industry-specific insight and analysis Surveys/in-depth reports - industries, countries and business trends Power Search tool searching through the 5-year FT archive, View print edition - exclusive previews from the Financial Times newspaper.
Mobile access: On a mobile device, go to and use the email address and password you created on first time login.
Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Fordham Scholarship Online is available alongside the Oxford Scholarship Online platform. The launch collection of titles from the Religion collection is available.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Covering the period 1974–1996 in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe, the JISC selection of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports includes a wealth of transcripts of broadcasts and news from around the world all translated into the English language.
Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: Foreign Office Files for China provides access to the digitised archive of British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. The complete files consist of six parts. We have purchased full content for the following three parts: 1949-1956: The Communist revolution; 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward; 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution. However, files between 1919 and 1948 are also included in search results though only at the indexing level. The formerly restricted British government documents include diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and other diverse materials.

1949-1956: The Communist revolution

1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward

1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution


Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Covers a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities, social sciences, and economics. FRANCIS is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature, with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature. Produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Getty Information Institute; updated monthly.
Coverage: 1984 to date.

Freeze Frame: historic polar images, 1845-1982 from the Scott Polar Research Institute

Access information: Free access on and off-campus from The Freeze Frame website.
Description: Searchable collection of digitised photographs taken in both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and held in the collection of The Scott Polar Research Institute in the University of Cambridge. All image captions are taken from original sources, where known. Collection may also be browsed by date, expedition or photographer. Resource section puts selected images in context. Images available for purchase.
Coverage: 1845-1982.

French Women Writers

Access information: Available on and off campus
Description: The ARTFL Project's French Women Writers (FWW) Project is a searchable database containing over 158 full-text works by French women authors from the 16th to the 20th century. For titles and general publication information, please consult the database bibliography.