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Research & Teaching Support

Research Support

Librarians offer personalized consultation services to support the research needs of faculty, students and staff.

Teaching Support

Bring an information expert into your classroom to teach about information and research. Librarians will provide course-related research instruction for both undergraduate and graduate classes. Librarians will design specialized classes for you, in a library classroom, in your classroom or online. Request an instructional session or contact your Library Liaison at least two weeks' in advance to set up a session. More Services for Faculty »


VCU Libraries offers a variety of platforms and services to help you publish and publicize your scholarly work. The VCU Libraries' publishing portfolio includes peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, and web-based digital scholarship projects. 


VCU Libraries' is committed to developing exemplary collections that support the University's academic programs, research agenda, health care and outreach efforts, and the overall direction of the future of VCU in its local and global presence. Learn more about VCU Libraries collections guidelines including our efforts to create sustainable journal collections.

Digital Collections

VCU Libraries offers an array of digital collections and online exhibits to enhance access to our rich collections, foster deeper connections with our community, and showcase original scholarship

  • Digital Collections present images, audio and documents relating to African-American history in Virginia, Richmond's past and present, comic and cartooning arts, the history of VCU, medical artifacts and more. 
  • VCU Scholars Compass houses the intellectual output of VCU’s academic, research, and administrative communities
  • Community digitization program - VCU Libraries seeks community partners interested in digitizing and exposing their special collections, archival records, photographs, publications, and other documents. 
  • More digital collections and online exhibits.

Special Collections and Archives

Explore VCU Libraries' collection of rare, unique and historical materials.

Affordable Course Content

"Affordable course content" describes any free, low-cost or open educational resources that can serve as alternatives to high-cost course materials. Learn more using our guides on open educational resources and affordable course content.

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