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Abstracts in Social Gerontology VCU 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 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.
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.
Afro-Americana Imprints VCU
Over 13,000 works comprising an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.
An international initiative to build an online library of full-text scholarly resources from and about Africa, Aluka includes archival documents, books, ecological data, periodicals, reports, maps, and oral histories.
American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 VCU
Archive of primary source materials on civil rights, race, gender, free speech, citizenship, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Anthropological Index Online (AIO)
Citations to articles found in the periodicals collection of The Anthropology Library at the British Museum.
Digital searchable database containing past, present, and future publications of the American Anthropological Association. Includes articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins, and monographs.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 VCU
Primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.
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.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals VCU
Citations for journal articles on architecture and design, covering subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design.
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century VCU
Primary source documents from the records of federal government agencies, the personal papers of African Americans, and records of civil rights organizations.
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 Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.
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.
Business Insights: Global VCU
Business Insights: Global delivers comprehensive international business intelligence including: Global Histories, SWOT Reports, Thomson Reuters Company Financials and Investment Reports, Market Share Reports, and Industry Research Essays.
Child Development & Adolescent Studies VCU VIVA
Covers the current and historical literature related to the growth and development of children through the age of 21.
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.
Contemporary Women's Issues VCU
Indexes global information on women. Includes journals, books, media reviews, alternative press, newsletters, government reports and data, personal narratives, and ephemeral literature from research institutes and grassroots organizations.
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.
CQ Library VCU
Collection of online encyclopedias and guides, periodicals, directories, and databases covering American politics and Congress. Includes CQ Researcher, CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly), CQ Almanac, Guide to Congress, and more.
Criminal Justice Abstracts VCU VIVA
Citations and abstracts of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.
Data Axle VCU
Data Axle, formerly ReferenceUSA, provides research on businesses including data summaries by neighborhood, city or state and by type or size of business. Users can conduct market research for similar or competitive businesses in a specific locality.
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.
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.
Education Research Complete VCU VIVA
Comprehensive collection of full-text education journals covering health education, multilingual education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration and all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.
eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files) VCU
Cross-cultural database of ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life, organized into cultures and ethnic groups. Primary full-text source material in anthropology, archaeology, and sociology.
EIU Country Reports VCU
Country Reports examine and explain the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade in each country covered. Also provides forecasts on political and economic developments.
ERIC via ed.gov VCU
Premier database for education research. Includes bibliographic records and select full-text for journal articles, curriculum materials, and more.
ERIC via ProQuest VCU
Premier database for education research. Includes bibliographic records and select full-text for journal articles, curriculum materials, and more.
Ethnic NewsWatch VCU
Full text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, native and minority press.
Ethnographic Video Online VCU
Hundreds of classic and contemporary documentaries on the study of human culture and behavior covering every region of the world.
Family Studies Abstracts VCU VIVA
Covers marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other aspects of family studies.
Films on Demand Master Academic Collection VCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
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.
Full-text publications and archives covering the impact and evolution of gender and gender roles across a broad spectrum of subject areas, taking an interdisciplinary approach to family studies, LGBTQIA+ studies, and women's studies.
Government Information Resources
VCU Libraries Government Documents home page. Links to Federal, State, and International government information.
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
Homeland Security Digital Library
Documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, non-classified Presidential directives, and more; from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations.
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) VCU
Archive of social science data for research and instruction. Includes data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS or SPSS. Topical archives include health, aging, education, criminal justice, and substance abuse. ICPSR at VCU Libraries (downloading help; search tips)
Independent Voices VCU
Magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including feminists, anti-war groups, African-Americans, Native Americans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Index to Current Urban Documents (ICUD) VCU
Index and full-text reports and documents generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in selected cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Indigenous Peoples: North America VCU
Primary-source collections from Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political, and social history of Native peoples. Includes manuscripts, newspapers, Bibles, dictionaries, and primers in Indigenous languages.
International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) VCU
Abstracts, indexing, and select full text for scholarly and popular journals, newspapers, and newsletters from the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, spanning multidisciplinary issues vital to Black Studies.
iPOLL (Roper Center) VCU
Extensive archive of public opinion information with questions and answers from surveys conducted since 1935 by academic, commercial, and media survey organizations such as Gallup, CNN, Pew Research Associates, the Wall Street Journal, and others.
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.
JSTOR Security Studies VCU
Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies.
JSTOR Sustainability Collection VCU
Discover a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.
Leadership Connect VCU
Directory of Congressional, state, and federal leaders as well as government agencies, NGO's, board memberships, and nonprofit organizations. Includes the Leadership Directories yellow books.
Left Index VCU
Covers the diverse political, economic, social, and cultural literature of the left. Also covers some historically significant early left publications.
Legal Collection VCU VIVA
Scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. Legal topics include criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resources, ethics, and the environment.
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.
LGBT Thought and Culture VCU
Key works and documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. Includes the Pat Rocco Collection, the Jeanne Cordova Papers, the Magnus Hirschfeld Collection, and more.
LGBTQ + Source VCU
Indexing, abstracts, and select full text for international scholarly and popular publications on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, with historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines, and newspapers.
Library Literature & Information Science VCU
Citations to articles and book reviews of key library and information science periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Includes books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) VCU
Free database with indexing and abstracts for journals, books, and research reports in library and information science. Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts VCU VIVA
Indexes and abstracts international literature on linguistics in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
London Low Life VCU
Insight into the teeming streets of Victorian London, including the vibrant culture of street literature. Images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 18th, 19th, and early 20th century London. Includes Tallis' Street Views.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print. VCU
Information about and reviews of standardized tests principally in the fields of education and psychology. Information for each test includes author, scoring information, overview, description, and one or more reviews. Includes Tests in Print.
NASW Find a Social Worker
Search for social workers meeting certain criteria for education and experience.
NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts - via EBSCO VCU VIVA
Summaries of law enforcement and criminal justice publications, government reports, research reports, journals, and unpublished research. Links included to full-text documents where available.
NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts - Web Version
Federally-funded resource of justice and drug-related information that includes summaries of U.S. criminal justice publications, government reports, journal articles, and other research, with links to full text where available.
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.
PAIS Index VCU
Abstracts from the international literature on public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations. Includes PAIS Archive, 1915-1976, and PAIS International.
Peace Research Abstracts VCU VIVA
Bibliographic database for peace and conflict resolution research. Indexes journal articles and other sources covering peace-related topics, including nonviolence, war, international affairs, and peace psychology.
PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress VCU VIVA
Citations to worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Indexes a variety of current and past literature relevant to traumatic stress without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations.
Political Science Complete VCU VIVA
Covers comparative politics, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations, and political theory. Full-text reference books, monographs, and conference papers.
Population index (published from 1937-1999) was the primary reference tool for international population literature. This database features abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index between 1986 and 2000. Search Population Index Browse Population Index
Procurement Research Reports provides market intelligence, custom research services and the RFP Builder that provide value across all types of organizations, including small-to-medium businesses, universities, non-profits and public entities.
ProQuest Government Periodicals Index VCU
Citations and links to full-text articles from periodicals published by agencies and departments of the US government. Subject coverage includes diplomacy and foreign relations, health and public safety, labor, education, and more.
Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations. Includes book reviews and letters to the editor.
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
PsycEXTRA VCU VIVA
Bibliographic and full-text database of hard-to-find content including conference presentations, newsletters, reports, fact sheets, magazines, monographs, and more. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
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
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection VCU VIVA
Indexing, abstracts, and full text providing comprehensive coverage of topics related to emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.
PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts) VCU VIVA
American Psychological Association database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents.
APA database containing full-text reviews of books in psychology and the social sciences, as well as professional videos and popular films from a psychological perspective.
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.
Searchable collection of psychotherapy videos showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers a wide variety of therapeutic topics.
Public Administration Abstracts VCU VIVA
Covers public administration theory and methods, administration and economy, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, and public service personnel.
Race Relations Abstracts VCU 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 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.
Web-based mapping application that lets users create interactive maps, charts, and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
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 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 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 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
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 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.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text VCU
Bibliographic and full-text database covering international and interdisciplinary literature on sports medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and related topics.
Sports Medicine & Education Index VCU VIVA
Indexing and abstracts of scholarly and trade literature covering a variety of content ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesthesiology, sport sociology/psychology, and more.
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts VCU
Abstracts from major international journals and books focusing on aspects of women's studies including education, employment, health, socialization, social policy, social psychology, female culture, literary criticism and historical studies.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) VCU
Data gathering, research, and distribution platform that provides information about staffing, spending, and the criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement activities of the federal government, through the use of Freedom of Information Act.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 VCU
Reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Includes the American State Papers (originating from 1789 through 1838).
Umbra Search African American History
Digital collection of images, videos, books, and other materials documenting African American history and culture. Sourced from archives, libraries, museums, and other U.S. repositories.
Urban Studies Abstracts VCU VIVA
Citations and summaries to journal articles covering trends in urbanization, urban affairs, community development, urban history, housing and real estate, and architecture and urban design.
Violence and Abuse Abstracts VCU VIVA
Covers family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and many other related areas.
Virginia Company Archives VCU
Founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Includes Ferrar papers of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Also includes information on London's economic history.
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.
WestlawNext Campus Research VCU
Legal research, business information, and news. Full-text access to federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, administrative codes, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence 2d, newspapers and magazines.
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.
Women Writers Online VCU
Continually-expanding full-text collection of early women's writing in English, containing full transcriptions of texts published from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Special focus on materials that are rare or inaccessible.
Women's Studies International VCU VIVA
Bibliographic database for women's studies and feminist research, providing indexing and abstracts for publications in many disciplines including sociology, history, international relations, and humanities.
World Politics Review VCU
World Politics Review fosters better discussion and debate about foreign affairs and international relations in the U.S. and around the world. It provides analysis of critical global trends for academic institutions, corporations and government.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts VCU
Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, economics, law, and public administration and policy.