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Academic Search Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Comprehensive scholarly multi-disciplinary full-text database. Includes over 5,500 full-text periodicals and indexing/abstracting for over 9,500 journals. Covers science, social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and many other subjects.

AccessEngineering VCU
World renowned engineering content from McGraw-Hill's engineering handbooks. Complete full text. Supports 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

AccessScience VCU
Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Includes embedded video and images in the articles which can be downloaded for use in class presentations and demonstrations.
Can be used for course content: Primary research material, videos and animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers. More about affordable Course Content

ACM Digital Library VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Bibliographic citations and full-text of Association for Computing Machinery articles from journals, magazines, and conference proceedings. Coverage of most journals is from volume 1 to present; Communications of the ACM is 1978 to present.

AGRICOLA via ProQuest VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
The National Agricultural Library's comprehensive source of bibliographic citations covering all aspects of agricultural sciences, botany, ecology and related areas. Combined book and article searching.

American Men and Women of Science VCU
Biographical dictionary of approximately 120,000 North American living scientists in the physical, biological and related sciences.

Anatomy.TV VCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy. This database works most effectively with Internet Explorer.

Applied Science & Technology Index VCU
Citations to articles of at least one column in length in trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues.

Aqualine VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Focuses on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources, including water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, and potable water distribution.

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Primary indexing and abstracting service for aquatic literature; sponsored by four United Nations agencies.

ASTM Compass VCU
Industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, materials science, mechanical, and nuclear, among others.

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus VCU
Citations to articles in English-language periodicals; abstracts and full text coverage for selected journals. Periodical coverage includes a wide range of scientific journals, from popular to professional. About 45 % of the focus is on agriculture.

Biological Sciences VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of a wide variety of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

BioOne Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Indexed and fully-searchable abstracts of articles in journals provided by the BioOne collaborative.

BIOSIS Citation Index VCU
Classic BIOSIS content in life sciences and biomedical research with the addition of citation indexing.

The foremost reference database in the life sciences; provides abstracts of literature in biological and biomedical areas. Includes Biological Abstracts, Biological Abstracts/RRM, and BioResearch Index.

Birds of North America Online VCU
Comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American breeding birds. Includes images and videos of plumage, behaviors, habitat, nest, and eggs. Contains songs and calls.

BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)
Set of similarity search programs designed to explore all of the available sequence databases regardless of whether the query is protein or DNA.

A collection of chemical and chemical related dictionaries. It includes Handbook of Physics and Chemistry. The dictionaries are renowned for quick search for chemical and physical properties of compounds.

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences VCU
Collection of e-books of dynamic Research & Development topics written by leading scientists around the world.

Compendex VCU
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature; part of Engineering Village. One of the default databases.

Computer & Information Systems Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of journal and conference literature.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Indexing and abstracts for academic journals, professional publications and other reference sources. Full text is available for about 40 percent of the periodicals covered.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 -present.

COS Conference Papers Index VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings. Emphasis since 1995 on life sciences, environmental sciences, and aquatic sciences.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Latest edition of the venerable reference book of chemical and physical data commonly encountered by physical scientists and engineers.

CRCnetBASE is a collection of over 6,000 electronic books that span over 40 disciplines in 34 separate collections. VCU Libraries does not subscribe to all the collections, but abstracts are available for all entries.
Can be used for course content: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine ebooks. More about affordable Course Content

Criminal Justice Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations and abstracts of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

Current Chemical Reactions VCU
Contains over one million reactions; gives synthetic methods reported in over 100 leading organic journals.

Current Index to Statistics (CISED) VCU

Derwent Innovations Index VCU
Facilitates rapid precise patent searching. Helps to identify patent’s significance and its relationship to other patents.

Electronics & Communications Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of both theoretical and applied research for specialists working with scientific, industrial, and engineering applications.

Engineering Research Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Search multiple databases in engineering.

Engineering Village VCU
Comprehensive source of up to date engineering information and reviewed engineering web sites. Includes Compendex, INSPEC, and NTIS.

ENGnetBASE VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Full-text searchable database of CRC Press Engineering Handbooks. Search or browse individual handbooks, or search multiple handbooks. Texts are in interactive PDF format.

Full-text searchable database of more than 150 CRC Press books on a wide range of environmental topics. Search or browse individual books, or search multiple books. Texts are in interactive PDF format.

Environment Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Subject coverage includes ecosystem, ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, and social impacts. Full-text available for 40 percent of periodicals covered.

Environmental Science & Pollution Management VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of a variety of sources including journals, reports, books, and environmental impact studies.

Full-text searchable database of CRC Press forensic science and criminal justice handbooks and reference books. Search or browse individual books, or search multiple books. Texts are in interactive PDF format.

General Science Full Text VCU
Coverage of core journals in all areas of science. Easy to use, designed for the non-specialist. Full-text for selected periodicals.

GeoRef & GeoRef in Process VCU
Abstracts of articles covering the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present.

References to content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Covers Journal of Ecology (1913- ) and Planning Outlook (1948- ) from volume 1, issue 1.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) VCU
Covers emerging green technologies, the environment, sustainability, energy systems, agriculture, climate change, population, and more.

Grzimek's Animal Life VCU
Image rich dynamic resource, representing the 17 volume standard print Encyclopedia of Animal Life. More than 4,000 species covering the entire Animal Kingdom. Authoritative peer reviewed content.

Household Products Database
Links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.

Full-text articles from over 12,000 publications from IEEE and IEE including journals, magazines, transactions, and proceedings. Select content from 1952-1987.

Index Chemicus VCU
Provides access to chemical compound information. Covers over 100 leading organic chemistry journals, is text- and substructure-searchable, offers full graphical summaries, reaction diagrams, and complete bibliographic information.

The premier database for physics, computer science and electrical engineering information. Includes citations, abstracts, and some links to full-text. Part of Engineering Village; one of the default databases.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - Science Edition VCU
Replaced by Journal Citation Reports on InCites. Please update your bookmarks.

Journal Citation Reports on InCites VCU
New version of Journal Citation Reports offering expanded citation analysis, journal impact factor rankings, data visualization, comparative reports and ability to download data tables.

Knovel Library VCU
Reference works on engineering, chemistry, material science, environmental science, microelectronic materials. Utilizes interactive tables and allows customization of data using Interactive Data System similar to common spreadsheet applications.
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
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922), offers unprecedented full-text coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the vital contributions of Central and South America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Legal Collection VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
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.

Materials Research Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Search multiple databases in materials science.

MathSciNet VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
The American Mathematical Society's comprehensive database of citations to research in all areas of mathematics. List of sources covered in MathSciNet

Merck Index Online VCU
Authoritative information on chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Contains over 11,000 monographs.

NCBI Global Query
Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including PubMed. Results indicate the number of records in each database.

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service - via EBSCO VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Criminal justice related reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the U.S. and around the world.

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NTIS Bibliographic Database VCU
Abstracts of the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. In addition to other classifications, searches can be done by corporate source, patent number and CAS registry number. Part of Engineering Village. More about the NTIS Database

Plant Science VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of information focusing on all aspects of plant science.

ProQuest Statistical Insight VCU
Abstracts for statistical publications from 1973 forward; full-text of selected publications, 1995+. Power Tables feature searches words appearing in statistical tables.

The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.

Reaxys VCU
Incorporating Beilstein, Gmelin, and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry, offers a wealth of experimentally validated information. Presents a new approach to synthetic chemistry with powerful functionality.

Safari Books Online VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Books on all aspects of computers, programming and the web from such publishers as O'Reilly, Sams, New Riders and Adobe.
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

Science Citation Index VCU
Database of references cited in articles from more than 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

ScienceDirect VCU
Portal to electronic collection of journals published by Elsevier.
Can be used for course content: Portal to electronic journals and books published by Elsevier. More about affordable Course Content

Scifinder VCU
Chemical substances and reactions, research topics, authors, and CA abstract number or patent number from CAplus, CASReact, and Registry databases of Chemical Abstracts Service. Log off when finished. (Not available Sat 6 pm - Sun 8 am).

SPIE Digital Library VCU
Most extensive resource in optics and photonics. Comprises conference proceedings and SPIE journals.

Springer Protocols VCU
Access to over 20,000 life sciences and biomedical protocols, many from the classic series "Methods in Molecular Biology."

SpringerLink VCU
Collection of world's leading interactive databases of high quality Science, Technology and Medicine journals, book series, books and reference works.
Can be used for course content: Full text books, including text books, in computer science, mathematics, engineering, life sciences and medicine. More about affordable Course Content

Synthesis in Engineering and Computer Science Cluster VCU
Synthesis Digital Library organized by numbered collections comprises of engineering and computer science short monographs. Consists of brief introductions to complex topics written by experts in the field. Each one is between 50 and 275 pages long.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) VCU
Provides a range of information about federal enforcement activities; criminal, civil, and administrative, as well as detailed information about federal staffing, funding, and the diverse characteristics of counties, federal districts, and states.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry VCU
Details the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry, including inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, etc.

Web of Science VCU
Citation databases including Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index for searches by cited reference, topic, and author.

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
Covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields where it is widely used.

Zoological Record VCU
The oldest database of animal biology and leading taxonomic reference. Abstracts and citations only. Some links to full-text.

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