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Abstracts in Social Gerontology VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

This bibliographic database covers essential areas in social gerontology research, including the psychology and biology of aging, elder abuse, the elderly and their families, aging and the economy, and other topics relevant to geriatric studies.

Academic Video Online (AVON) VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
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.

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts VCU
Index and abstracts of international journals covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and education.

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.

Family Studies Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

Covers marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other aspects of family studies.

Gender: Identity and Social Change VCU
Digitized primary source material documenting developments in gender roles and relations from the 19th century to the present.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) VCU
Information on measurement instruments (e.g., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, tests, etc.) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

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.

NASW Find a Social Worker
Search for social workers meeting certain criteria for education and experience.

New York Times VCU
Important source of reporting information, and opinion on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad.

New York Times Academic VCU
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PsycARTICLES VCU
Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations. Includes book reviews and letters to the editor.

psychotherapy.net VCU
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.

PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts) VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

American Psychological Association database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents.

PsycTESTS VCU
Summaries and select full text for non-commercial psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments, with descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

Race Relations Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

Summaries of academic journals, books, periodicals, and newspapers in ethnic and racial studies. Covers discrimination, immigration studies, ideology, community relations, radicalism, economics, cultural identity, and pressure groups.

Sage Video: Counseling & Psychotherapy Collection VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

Tutorials, interviews, demonstrations and films addressing practitioner issues.

Sage Video: Criminology & Criminal Justice VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
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.

Social Work Online VCU
Combines video (documentaries and client demonstrations) with relevant text. Covers children and families, diversity, older adults, substance abuse, criminal justice, mental health, health care, poverty, crisis and trauma, social welfare, and more.

Social Sciences Abstracts VCU
Citations and abstracts for journal articles from applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. Covers anthropology, criminology, economics, law, geography, policy studies, psychology, sociology, social work, and urban studies disciplines.

Social Services Abstracts VCU
Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Abstracts and indexes serials, journal articles, dissertations, and more.

Social Work Abstracts VCU
Indexing and abstracts for journals dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service, and social issues and problems. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Social Work Reference Center VCU
Provides evidence-based information and current best practices. Includes clinical assessment tools, practice guidelines, drug information, continuing education modules, and patient education information.

SocINDEX with Full Text VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

Full-text, peer-reviewed sociology journals covering gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion, and social work, among many other subject areas.

Sociological Abstracts VCU
Indexes international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes Social Services Abstracts, providing bibliographic coverage of current research in social work, human services, and other areas.

Special Ed Connection VCU
Special education-related case law, federal policy, statutes, and regulations. Tracks updates, changes, and trends in special education, including IDEA, FERPA, ADA, RTI, PBIS, transition services, early childhood, IEP best practices, and others.

Violence and Abuse Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org) [View Image]
VIVA

Covers family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and many other related areas.

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