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Academic Search Complete VCU VIVA
Multi-disciplinary database providing indexing, abstracts, and full-text access for thousands of peer-reviewed journals and periodicals, among other materials. Covers science, social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and many other subjects.
Academic Video Online (AVON) VCU VIVA
Thousands of streaming videos covering a wide range of disciplines. Includes documentaries, interviews, feature films, news, and more distributed by PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, Sony, A&E, Contemporary Arts Media, Royal Shakespeare, and many others.
Access World News VCU
Also known as NewsBank, provides access to major national and international newspapers, local and regional titles, blogs, and more. Historical and current content, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch archive from 1903 to present.
Online resource that includes leading clinical textbooks in anesthesiology, procedural videos, clinical guidelines, self-assessment Q&A, and an interactive drug database with search and customizable curriculum functionality.
Comprehensive search tool for quick diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of emergency cases. Includes emergency medicine textbooks, procedural videos, self-assessment tools, an integrated drug database, patient handouts, and clerkship resources.
Full-text engineering handbooks and up-to-date reference materials from McGraw-Hill, supporting all levels of scientific and technical research in academic, corporate, industrial, and government sectors.
Can be used for course content: Authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information, instructional videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts. More about affordable course content
Access to McGraw-Hill medical textbooks including Harrison's Online. Contains multimedia library with case files, safety modules, procedural videos, diagnosis and self-assessment tools, patient handouts, an integrated drug database, and more.
Covers pediatric practice from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Access to leading pediatric textbooks including Rudolph's Pediatrics, procedural videos and animations, an integrated drug database, quick reference tools, and other resources.
Access to leading pharmacy textbooks, an extensive multimedia library, care plans, self-assessment tools, case files, a drug and supplement information database, and more.
Can be used for course content: Leading pharmacy texts and drug information More about affordable course content
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.
ACLS Humanities E-Book VCU
Humanities E-Book (HEB) -- offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) -- is a digital collection of significant scholarship in the humanities.
Can be used for course content: Searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. More about affordable course content
AdSpender tracks millions of brands across 18 media and ranks top spenders by industry, parent, brand, etc. Find how, when and where the competition spends their advertising dollars.
African American Biographical Database VCU
Large collection of biographies with full-text access to primary source materials including rare books, photographs, and illustrations. Documents state and local figures, professionals, organization members, artists and writers, and more.
American History in Video VCU
Thousands of videos for the study of American history, with contemporaneous video footage from the 1890s to the 1980s as well as historical documentaries from leading video producers.
American Men and Women of Science VCU
Biographical directory that profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
AP Stylebook Online VCU
Guidelines on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage, with phonetic spelling audio guide and Ask the Editor archives. Includes specialized chapters on sports, business, food, fashion, religion, broadcast, data journalism, and social media.
Archive Finder VCU
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.
VCU Special Collections & Archives database for searching archival and manuscript collections held by VCU Libraries.
Digital video streaming collection of films for arts education and arts practitioners. Includes films produced by Contemporary Arts Media as well as independent artists, film producers, and arts organizations.
ArticleFirst VCU VIVA
Citations for items listed in the table of contents of thousands of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
Associates Programs Source VCU VIVA
Full-text journals and books covering a range of subjects including substance abuse counseling, forensics, criminal justice, biotechnology, health information technology, robotics, graphic arts, interior design, and others.
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination VCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index VCU
Indexes millions of biographical sketches from reference sources covering individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Includes names, birth/death years, and bibliographic references.
Black Historical Newspapers VCU
Full-text access to the backfiles of major African American community newspapers. Offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.
Black Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.
Book Citation Index VCU
Citation counts and cited reference search for books, journals, and conference proceedings in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
Britannica Online VCU
Access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, news, magazines, journals, web sites, research tools, and multimedia.
Broadway HD VCU
Broadway HD is a streaming collection of live theatrical performances from Broadway. An exclusive collection of nineteen performances from the New York Theatre scene, the productions in this resource will change.
Browse recent scholarly journal issues that are available through the libraries' subscription. Download the free app from the Apple App store, Google Play, or the Amazon Kindle App store. Web version also available for laptops and desktops.
Burney Collection Newspapers VCU
Newspapers, Acts of Parliament, addresses, pamphlets, proclamations, and broadsides from 17th and 18th century English news media, available through the British Library.
Search and select journals most likely to publish your manuscript. Covers business, computer science, education, health administration, nursing, psychology and psychiatry. Includes submission guidelines, circulation, contacts, and acceptance rates.
Catalog of US Government Publications (CGP)
Indexes historic and current electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Provides direct links to online publications where applicable.
Center for Research Libraries Catalog - CRL VCU
U.S. and international newspapers, journals, government documents, foreign dissertations, archives and other primary source materials available through interlibrary loan and digital delivery.
Chicago Manual of Style Online VCU
Online style guide featuring a citation quick guide, Chicago style Q&A, a users forum, video tutorials, and more. Includes contents for the two most recent editions of the Chicago Manual of Style.
College Blue Book VCU
Information on thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.
Database of institution profiles, financial aid resources, transcript keys, and other critical resources for national and international colleges.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 - present.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 - present.
COS Conference Papers Index VCU VIVA
Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings. Emphasis since 1995 on life sciences, environmental sciences, and aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering, and materials science.
COS Pivot VCU
Single platform integrating funding, collaborator discovery, and publishing opportunities, produced by the Community of Science. Combines COS database of scholar profiles with calls for papers, global funding opportunities and other tools.
Counseling and Therapy in Video VCU
Rich collection of video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling. Features therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews, as well as teaching and discussion guides.
Search or browse Taylor & Francis eBooks. Select 'Show content I have access to' when the results display. Browse by subjects to display results similar to the ...netBASE contents, e.g., Bioscience, Engineering, Environment.
Can be used for course content: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine ebooks. More about affordable course content
Current Contents Connect VCU
Provides access to tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as thousands of relevant websites.
Dance Online VCU
This two-volume resource contains productions and documentaries related to influential companies and performers of twentieth-century dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
Data Citation Index VCU
Provides a single searchable interface to discover the most highly cited scholarly research data from a variety of repositories worldwide.
Derwent Innovations Index VCU
Research tool that provides access to cited and citing patents, articles, and full-text patent data sources. Provides a comprehensive and international overview of inventions in three categories: chemical, electrical and electronic, and engineering.
Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of significant, influential, or notorious figures who shaped British history. Living persons are excluded.
Digital Theatre + VCU
A platform for the performing arts providing students with access to full-length productions, interviews, texts, rehearsals, and other educational resources.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Information and links for free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Subject and alphabetical title searches are available.
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) VCU
Comprehensive and curated collection of dissertations and theses from universities around the world, with full-text availability for most titles.
Dissertations from VCU VCU
Search all VCU dissertations/theses submitted to UMI. Featuring page previews and full-text PDF downloads.
Docuseek Complete Collection VCU VIVA
Documentaries covering anthropology, area studies, the arts, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, global studies, health, history, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, women's studies, and more.
Dow Jones Factiva VCU VIVA
Comprehensive, full-text up-to-the-minute news and business source from Dow Jones and Reuters. Includes national, international, and regional newspapers, both current content and archives, periodicals, podcasts, newswires, and more.
Early American Newspapers, Series 1-4 VCU
Chronicles the evolution of American history, culture, and daily life from 1690-1922. Often printed by small-town printers, these newspapers are a record of hundreds of diverse American communities.
Early English Books Online VCU
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -- more than 125,000 titles.
Can be used for course content: Page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. More about affordable course content
Ebook Central VCU
Recent electronic books from university presses and other scholarly publishers covering all disciplines.
Can be used for course content: Ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. More about affordable course content
eBook Collection from EBSCOhost VCU
Large collection of electronic books from leading university, trade and professional publishers. Formerly NetLibrary.
Can be used for course content: Full-text ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. More about affordable course content
EBSCOhost Research Databases VCU VIVA
Databases covering education, art, health sciences, and social sciences.
Education in Video VCU
Teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. Covers hundreds of special topics and themes.
Essential Science Indicators VCU
Analytical tool that identifies top-performing research by authors, institutions, countries, and publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection.
Ethnographic Video Online VCU
Hundreds of classic and contemporary documentaries on the study of human culture and behavior covering every region of the world.
Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions worldwide.
Films on Demand Master Academic Collection VCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
FirstSearch Databases VCU VIVA
Provides access to a wide variety of articles in a number of databases as well as the OCLC WorldCat catalog of international library holdings.
Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog VCU VIVA
Citations for publications of the U.S. government. Includes legislative materials and the vast array of publications from the executive branch agencies.
Grzimek's Animal Life VCU
Image-rich dynamic web version of the 17-volume standard print Encyclopedia of Animal Life. Peer-reviewed, comprehensive coverage on all forms of animal life with articles from international experts.
HathiTrust Digital Library
Vast repository of digital content. Searchable access to millions of books, journals, and other serials covering all subjects and many languages. Full-text access to public domain and open access items.
Full-text legal journals, Congressional Record bound volumes, U.S. Reports back to 1754, United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all U.S. Treaties, Federal Register, CFR, texts, cases, statutes, and more. Searchable, exact page images.
Can be used for course content: Law review articles and much more; permanent links. More about affordable course content
Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition VCU
Compendium of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history. The Millennial Edition enhances coverage of Native Americans, slavery, poverty, race, and ethnicity.
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.
Jazz Music Library VCU
Comprehensive collection of jazz recordings covering thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres from all over the world from the beginnings of jazz to today.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - Science Edition VCU
Replaced by Journal Citation Reports on InCites. Please update your bookmarks.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - Social Sciences Edition VCU
Replaced by Journal Citation Reports on InCites. Please update your bookmarks.
Journal Citation Reports on InCites VCU
Evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from publications worldwide. New version offers expanded citation analysis, journal impact factor rankings, data visualization, comparative reports, and downloadable data tables.
JoVE (formerly Journal of Visualized Experiments) VCU
Streaming video resource that includes a peer-reviewed physical and life sciences journal, as well as a science education library. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, medicine, and more.
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Backfiles end typically 3 - 6 years prior to the current date).
Kanopy Streaming VCU
Streaming documentaries, feature films, shorts, and more. Includes films from The Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Michael Blackwood, Kino Lorber and many more. Access is limited to faculty requests for course instruction. Requests must be received one week prior to the time of instruction.
Knovel Library VCU
E-books and other reference works in engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, earth and environmental sciences, and other areas. Utilizes interactive tables with customizable data, charts, graphs, and equations.
Can be used for course content: Process and design information, interactive graphs and tables, material and substance properties data, and equations and formulations for specific industries and engineering disciplines. More about affordable course content
Latin American Newspapers Series I & II VCU
Digitized Central and South American newspapers published from 1805 to 1922 in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, chronicling the evolution of Latin America through eyewitness reports, editorials, legislative information, advertisements, and more.
LGBT Studies in Video VCU
Documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subculture, LGBT families, civil rights, AIDS, transgender issues and other topics.
Library of online tutorials teaching business, software, technology, and creative skills. Includes content previously available on lynda.com as well as new features and videos. Log in with your VCU eID and password.
MasterFILE Premier VCU VIVA
Indexing, abstracts, and select full-text periodicals, reference books, and primary source documents. Covers business, health, education, and science, among other disciplines. Includes an extensive image collection with photos, maps, and flags.
Music Online VCU
Music Online provides the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Integrated searching by ensemble, genre, historical events and more provides in-depth context for music history.
Can be used for course content: Streaming audio and video that spans all time periods, with thousands of artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. More about affordable course content
National Academies Press
Free access to books, reports and proceedings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
National Theatre Collection VCU
A collaboration with the U.K. National Theatre, this collection offers digital performance resources previously exclusive to the National Theatre's archive, including performances as well as digitized archival material.
Naxos Music Library VCU
Streaming classical and world music. Includes notes on musical works and biographical information on composers or artists.
NCBI Bookshelf VCU
Full-text access to books, reports, and other scholarly literature in biology, medicine, and life sciences, hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
NCBI Global Query
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides access to biomedical and genomic information. This query allows you to search across NCBI databases simultaneously. Results indicate the number of records in each database.
New York Times VCU
Full image of articles published in The New York Times including illustrations and advertisements. Covers from the first issue in 1851 to three years prior to the current year.
Newspaper Source Plus VCU VIVA
Full text for major national and international newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Times (London). Also includes full-text radio and television news transcripts.
Nichols Collection Newspapers VCU
London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols, spanning the 17th and 18th centuries. Features many rare news media sources including The London Gazette and The Tatler.
O'Reilly for Higher Education VCU VIVA
E-books, videos, live online training, case studies, and interactive learning programs on topics ranging from programming and IT networking to graphic design, project management and business strategy.
Opera in Video VCU
Comprehensive collection of operatic performances, interviews, and documentaries, covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context VCU
Full-text access to differing points of view on current social issues. Includes essays, overviews, primary source documents, biographies, articles, tables, charts, graphs, podcasts, and images.
Oral History Online VCU
Index and links to web-based oral histories in English in archives and libraries around the world, with links to full text, audio, and video when available.
Oxford English Dictionary VCU VIVA
Searchable, browseable full text of the Oxford English Dictionary, containing definitions, etymological analysis, variant spellings, and pronunciation.
Oxford Reference Online VCU VIVA
Access to dictionaries and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Titles cover virtually all subjects in the humanities, social sciences, business, the sciences, language, and general reference.
PapersFirst VCU VIVA
Index to papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library Document Supply Center.
Proceedings VCU VIVA
Citations for every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library. Provides a list of papers presented at each conference.
Profiles in Science
Archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. Collections include published and unpublished items such as books, journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and more.
Project Muse VCU VIVA
Database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books in the humanities and social sciences from university presses and scholarly societies around the world.
ProQuest Databases VCU VIVA
Databases covering the sciences, health sciences, arts, business, and social sciences.
ProQuest Statistical Insight VCU
Indexes and abstracts statistical publications from U.S. federal government, state and private sector sources, and international intergovernmental organizations. Includes statistical tables. Links to full text where available.
Full-text scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association and classic books from other publishers. Includes out-of-print books, archival resources, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Can be used for course content: Scholarly books & chapters published by the American Psychological Association. More about affordable course content
Psychiatry portal that features the full-text of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), textbooks, journals and Guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association.
Can be used for course content: American Psychiatric Association portal to journals and books, includes DSM-5. More about affordable course content
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.
Richmond Times Dispatch Collection: Historical and Current VCU
Current and archived information from the Richmond Times Dispatch.
Royal Society of Chemistry Journals VCU
Abstracts and full-text access to Royal Society of Chemistry journals covering the core chemical sciences and related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and the environment, engineering, materials, medicine, and physics.
Safari Books Online VCU VIVA
Safari Books Online is now O'Reilly for Higher Education. Access e-books, videos, live online training, case studies, and interactive learning programs on topics ranging from programming and IT networking to project management and business strategy.
Can be used for course content: Includes full text of many educational books and textbooks in science and engineering, with a particular focus on computer science. More about affordable course content
SAGE Research Methods VCU
Research methods tool providing access to SAGE books, journal articles, reference works, case studies, datasets, and videos about research methods, designing research projects, conducting research, writing up findings, and more.
Sage Video: Counseling & Psychotherapy Collection VCU VIVA
Tutorials, interviews, demonstrations and films addressing practitioner issues.
Sage Video: Criminology & Criminal Justice VCU VIVA
Tutorials that show step-by-step the criminal investigation process, case studies that show how this research affects policy and practice, and films that take you inside forensic labs, correctional facilities, and courtrooms.
Sage Video: Nursing VCU VIVA
Tutorials, demonstrations, in-practice videos, and interviews that support nursing education.
Sanborn Maps (Virginia) VCU
Fire insurance maps of many localities in Virginia. Dates vary, but most are from late 19th century to mid-20th century. Used to trace history, growth, and development of cities and towns.
Portal to full-text journal articles and books in the sciences, technology, medicine, and social sciences published by Elsevier.
Can be used for course content: Portal to electronic journals and books published by Elsevier. More about affordable course content
Serial Set Maps VCU
The maps published as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
Web-based mapping application that lets users create interactive maps, charts, and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
Social Explorer VCU
Easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
Social Sciences Citation Index VCU
References and article abstracts from journal literature across a variety of social sciences disciplines. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial
Comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological, and medical journals, books, and reference works published by Springer and a growing number of other publishers.
Can be used for course content: Full-text books, including textbooks, in computer science, mathematics, engineering, life sciences and medicine. More about affordable course content
Swank Digital Campus
Streaming collection of feature films and documentaries.
Testing & Education Reference Center VCU
Information on colleges, technical schools, financial aid, and scholarships. Includes practice exams, certifications, and professional license exams.
Theatre in Video VCU
Hundreds of videos covering foremost plays worldwide. Includes footage of live performances, documentaries, and interviews with authors, directors, and actors.
Times Digital Archive VCU
Digital facsimile of over 200 years of The Times (London) from 1785.
Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory VCU VIVA
Directory of magazines, journals, annuals, irregular publications, newspapers, and other serials published worldwide. Includes information such as address, publisher, frequency, serial type, and more.
University Press Scholarship Online VCU
University Press Scholarship Online offers abstracts and full-text scholarly e-books on a variety of subjects from select academic presses, including Oxford University Press.
Demographic and economic statistical data for each county in the U.S. Includes population estimates and many items from the 1980-2010 censuses of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey 2005-2009, and 1977-2007 economic censuses.
Career exploration and management tools. Provides internship, industry, profession, and company data. In-depth intelligence on what it's like to work in an industry, company, or profession.
Web of Science VCU
Cross-search multiple databases including the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as Chemical Indexes.
Wiley StatsRef: Statistical Reference Online VCU
Covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields where it is widely used, comprised of articles selected from across Wiley's online reference work portfolio.
WorldCat (via FirstSearch) VCU VIVA
Consolidated catalog of items held by OCLC member libraries worldwide. WorldCat FirstSearch is the subscription version of the WorldCat database, with advanced search options and result listing by number of copies available.
Open-access version of the WorldCat catalog of books, music, video, articles, and more held by OCLC member libraries worldwide.