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

AccessEngineeringVCU
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

AccessScienceVCU
Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & 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 LibraryVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Bibliographic citations and full text of Association for Computing Machinery articles from journals, magazines, and conference readings. Coverage of most journals is from volume 1 to present.

AGRICOLA via ProQuestVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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.

Anatomy.TVVCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy, including images of all bodily systems. Users may manipulate the images and view accompanying text, animations, dynamic MRI, and movie clips, as well as take interactive quizzes.

Applied Science & Technology IndexVCU
Citations to articles in trade publications, technical and professional society journals, and specialized subject periodicals covering a wide variety of applied science fields, including civil engineering, aeronautics, computers, and informatics.

AqualineVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Index and abstracts from 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 (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Primary indexing and abstracting service for aquatic literature; sponsored by four United Nations agencies.

ASTM CompassVCU
ASTM standards, journals, conference proceedings, manuals, and more. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines including biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, materials science, mechanical, and nuclear, among others.

Biological & Agricultural Index PlusVCU
Indexing, abstracts, and select full-text coverage from essential biology and agricultural research journals. Includes both popular and professional periodicals for fields such as agricultural industry, veterinary science, and wildlife management.

Biological SciencesVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations, abstracts, and full-text titles covering research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Includes MEDLINE and TOXLINE databases.

BioOne CompleteVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Index and abstracts of peer-reviewed journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences from leading scientific societies, institutions, museums, and presses. Includes BioOne open access titles.

BIOSIS Citation IndexVCU
Citations and indexing for journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in life sciences and biology.

BIOSIS PreviewsVCU
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 the WorldVCU
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)
BLAST finds regions of similarity between nucleotide or protein sequences and calculates their statistical significance. It can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences and help identify members of gene families.

CHEMnetBASEVCU
A collection of chemical and chemical-related dictionaries, including the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Quick search function allows users to perform searches on chemical terms and structures simultaneously across the entire database.

CINAHL CompleteVCU
Comprehensive source of full-text journals and books indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Also features evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more.

Colloquium Digital Library of Life SciencesVCU
Collection of e-books on various research and development topics in the biomedical/life sciences, written by leading scientists around the world.

CompendexVCU
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature; part of Engineering Village.

Comprehensive PhysiologyVCU
This authoritative collection of physiology information includes recently published review articles and an online version of the American Physiology Society's renowned Handbook of Physiology (1977-2008) book series.

Computer & Information Systems AbstractsVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Abstracts of journal and conference literature.

Computers & Applied Sciences CompleteVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Indexing, abstracts, and select full text for academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources pertaining to engineering, computer theory and systems, and new technologies in their social and professional contexts.

CRCnetBASEVCU
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

Criminal Justice AbstractsVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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 ReactionsVCU
Provides access to the latest synthetic methods taken from leading chemistry journals and patents. Includes complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Current Index to Statistics Extended Database (CISED)
Citations to publications in statistics, probability, and related fields including fully indexed core statistics journals, partially indexed non-core journals, citations to books, proceedings, and more. Database will cease on December 31, 2019.

Data AxleVCU
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.

Derwent Innovations IndexVCU
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.

Docuseek Complete CollectionVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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 Research CompleteVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

EIU ViewpointsVCU
EIU Viewpoints provides country-specific short, medium and long-term forecasts, industry data and analysis for 26 sectors, proprietary ratings on the business environment, and supply and demand forecasts for 40 critical goods.

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

Engineering Research DatabaseVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Search multiple databases in engineering.

Engineering VillageVCU
Access to up-to-date engineering literature and patent databases providing coverage from a wide range of trusted engineering sources. Includes Compendex, INSPEC, and NTIS.

ENGnetBASEVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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.

Entrepreneurial Studies SourceVCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides business students and researchers with current insights and trends in entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, books, case studies and company profiles.

ENVIROnetBASEVCU
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.

Environment CompleteVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations, abstracts, and select full text for journals covering ecosystems, ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, and social impacts.

Environmental Science & Pollution ManagementVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Environmental Science & Pollution Management is now a part of the Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection, containing full text and indexing for a variety of sources in agricultural research, environmental science, and related fields.

FORENSICnetBASEVCU
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.

GeoRef & GeoRef in ProcessVCU
Bibliographies and abstracts of journal articles, books, maps, and other materials covering the geology of North America from the late 17th century to the present and the rest of the world from the 20th century to the present.

GreenFILEVCU
Open access abstracts and select full-text titles covering global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Comprehensive coverage of the Journal of Ecology (1913-) among other titles.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)VCU
Topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, podcasts, and other materials on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Covers emerging green technologies, sustainability, energy systems, climate change, and more.

Grzimek's Animal LifeVCU
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.

IEEE XploreVCU
Full-text database of IEEE and IET publications, including publications from predecessors such as IEE, IRE, and AIAA. Includes abstracts and full text for journals, magazines, transactions, published standards, and proceedings.

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

INSPECVCU
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) database in physics, computer science, and electrical engineering. Includes citations, abstracts, and select full text for journals, proceedings, books, and other materials. Part of Engineering Village.

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.

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.

Knovel LibraryVCU
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

Legal CollectionVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

Materials Science & Engineering CollectionVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Provides indexing, abstracts, and select full text for international literature on metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering applications. Includes METADEX, Copper and Polymer Library databases.

MathSciNetVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
The American Mathematical Society's comprehensive database of citations to research in all areas of mathematics.

Merck Index OnlineVCU
Extensive index of monographs in the chemical, medical, biological, and environmental sciences. Includes information about a wide range of substances, including drugs, biologicals, dyes, agricultural and industrial chemicals, and more.

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.

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts - via EBSCOVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

New York TimesVCU
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 AcademicVCU
Register for an account for current access to nytimes.com. Users must be connected to the RamsVPN for remote access. Install the VPN here.

NTIS Bibliographic DatabaseVCU
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. Access through Engineering Village. More about the NTIS Database

OTSeeker
Database containing abstracts of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
Bibliographic database of randomized control trials, systematic reviews, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines relevant to physiotherapy. Abstracts and links to full text provided where possible.

Plant ScienceVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Abstracts of information focusing on all aspects of plant science.

ProQuest Statistical InsightVCU
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.

PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts)VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
American Psychological Association database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents.

PubMed Central
Freely available full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed/MEDLINEVCU
The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) foremost biomedical and life sciences database. Includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, life sciences journals, and online books.

ReaxysVCU
Incorporating Beilstein, Gmelin, and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry, offers a wealth of experimentally-validated physico-chemical data and preparation methods. Presents a new approach to synthetic chemistry with powerful functionality.

Rehabilitation Reference CenterVCU
Evidence-based reference tool for rehabilitation specialists. Contains summaries on rehabilitation topics, exercise images for assisting patients, practice guidelines, drug information and links to full-text articles.

Safari Books OnlineVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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 MethodsVCU
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.

ScifinderVCU
CAS database for chemical literature. Search by author, topic, substance name or CAS Registry Number, and draw chemical structures or reactions. Availability

SPIE Digital LibraryVCU
Most extensive resource on optics and photonics. Contains technical papers from SPIE journals and conference proceedings as well as e-books from SPIE press.

SPORTDiscus with Full TextVCU
Bibliographic and full-text database covering international and interdisciplinary literature on sports medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and related topics.

Springer Nature ExperimentsVCU
Combined database of life sciences and biomedical protocols and methods from Springer Nature. Includes Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Protocol Exchange.

SpringerLinkVCU
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

Structure (NCBI)
Three-dimensional structures provide a wealth of information on the biological function and the evolutionary history of macromolecules. This database contains experimentally-determined structures, along with tools to investigate these structures.

Synthesis in Engineering and Computer Science ClusterVCU
Collection of short monographs on important research or development topics in engineering, biotechnology, and computer science. Each series consists of brief introductory reviews on advanced topics in their field, written by prominent researchers.

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.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial ChemistryVCU
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 ScienceVCU
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 ResearchVCU
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 OnlineVCU
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.

Zoological RecordVCU
The world's oldest database of animal biology and leading taxonomic reference, with abstracts, citations, and select full text links for literature covering areas from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.