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Browse Open Access Databases: F

  • Fashion: Wikimedia Commons
    Find media on all aspects of fashion. History, textiles, individual items of clothing, designers, and many other topics can be found here.
  • FDsys: Federal Digital System
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • Fed in Print
    Fed in Print us the central catalog of publications of the US Federal Reserve System.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation-Uniform Crime Reports
    The basic source for United States crime statistics
  • Federal Register
    Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. (Full-text)
  • FedStats
    The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
  • figshare
    Discover research archived by institutions and by individuals. Use the search box at the top of the window to locate research on your subject.
  • Fire department operations, management and safety
    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) sponsors research and conducts studies to support emergency responder health and safety and help fire departments prepare for and respond to fire, natural disasters, non-fire emergencies, and other threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Flora of Australia Online
    Detailed search of the Austalian Biological Resources Study data.
  • Flourophores
    "The objective of Fluorophores.org is to provide an accurate, high valuable and comprehensive catalogue of fluorescent (luminescent) dyes, their properties and applications. "
  • Free Legal Research Resources from Harvard Law School Library
    An extensive list of US, International, and Historical sources to support legal research.
  • Free Music Archive
    Free music, but be sure to check the open license for each clip.
  • Free Music Archive: Dance
    Clips organized by artist, album, track, and dance genre
  • Free to Use and Reuse Sets
    From the Library of Congress: "This page features items from the Library's digital collections that are free to use and reuse. The Library believes that this content is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use. Each set of content is based on a theme and is first featured on the Library's home page."
  • Frontiers
    Frontiers is an open science publisher of about 60 journals, but the real strength in this site is that articles are brought together under about 800 research topics further organized into subtopics so that they users can easily catch up on current research. The articles in each subtopic can then be downloaded as a PDF eBook or read online. All articles are licensed CC-BY.
  • OSHA: Fire Safety
    "Fire safety is addressed in specific standards for recordkeeping, the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, gear certification, and the construction industry."

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