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Abstracts in Social GerontologyVCU 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 CompleteVCU 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.
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.
America in World War Two: Oral Histories and Personal AccountsVCU
Digitized primary sources from American military personnel and civilians during World War II, including oral history videos, military records, digitized artifacts, correspondences, diaries, photographs, and ephemera.
American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990VCU
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.
American Indian NewspapersVCU
Historical and contemporary periodicals published by Indigenous communities in the United States and Canada. Features national, local, and student publications from 1828 to the present.
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 1940VCU
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 AbstractsVCU
Index and abstracts of international journals covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and education.
Avery Index to Architectural PeriodicalsVCU
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 CenturyVCU
Primary source documents from the records of federal government agencies, the personal papers of African Americans, and records of civil rights organizations.
Black Historical NewspapersVCU
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 CenterVCU
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 VideoVCU
Documentaries, interviews, and archival footage covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.
Business Insights: GlobalVCU
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 StudiesVCU VIVA
Covers the current and historical literature related to the growth and development of children through the age of 21.
Children's Literature and CultureVCU
Digitized collection of print materials for children from the nineteenth and early 20th centuries. Features rare books, games, ephemera, and artwork published in the Americas, with select European publications.
Primary source documents from The National Archives UK covering North America from 1606 to 1822. Includes original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & HumanitiesVCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 - present.
Contemporary Women's IssuesVCU
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 VideoVCU
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.
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 AbstractsVCU 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, 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 CollectionVCU 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.
Early Modern England: Society, Culture & Everyday Life, 1500-1700VCU
Primary source materials covering everyday, political, religious, working, trading, and administrative life in England during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Education in VideoVCU
Teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. Covers hundreds of special topics and themes.
Education Research CompleteVCU 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 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.
ERIC via ed.govVCU
Premier database for education research. Includes bibliographic records and select full-text for journal articles, curriculum materials, and more.
ERIC via ProQuestVCU
Premier database for education research. Includes bibliographic records and select full-text for journal articles, curriculum materials, and more.
Full text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, native and minority press.
Ethnographic Video OnlineVCU
Hundreds of classic and contemporary documentaries on the study of human culture and behavior covering every region of the world.
Ethnomusicology: Global Field RecordingsVCU
Global collection of ethnomusicological field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera.
Family Studies AbstractsVCU VIVA
Covers marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other aspects of family studies.
Films on Demand Master Academic CollectionVCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
First World WarVCU
Primary source material related to the First World War highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians, and governments. Archives span from personal narratives and artifacts to military files, propaganda, ephemera, and artwork.
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.
Gender: Identity and Social ChangeVCU
Digitized primary source material documenting developments in gender roles and relations from the 19th century to the present.
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.
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.
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)
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 AmericaVCU
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 InCitesVCU
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 StudiesVCU
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.
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.
Covers the diverse political, economic, social, and cultural literature of the left. Also covers some historically significant early left publications.
Legal CollectionVCU 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 VideoVCU
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 CultureVCU
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 + SourceVCU
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 ScienceVCU
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 AbstractsVCU VIVA
Indexes and abstracts international literature on linguistics in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
London Low LifeVCU
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 EBSCOVCU 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 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.
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 AbstractsVCU 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 StressVCU 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 CompleteVCU 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 IndexVCU
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
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 CollectionVCU 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 AbstractsVCU 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 AbstractsVCU 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 CollectionVCU VIVA
Tutorials, interviews, demonstrations and films addressing practitioner issues.
Sage Video: Criminology & Criminal JusticeVCU 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 OnlineVCU
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.
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 AbstractsVCU
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 IndexVCU
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 AbstractsVCU
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 AbstractsVCU
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 CenterVCU
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 TextVCU 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.
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 ConnectionVCU
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 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.
Sports Medicine & Education IndexVCU 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 AbstractsVCU
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, 1817-1980VCU
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 AbstractsVCU 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 AbstractsVCU VIVA
Covers family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and many other related areas.
Virginia Company ArchivesVCU
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 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.
Women Writers OnlineVCU
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 InternationalVCU 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 ReviewVCU
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 AbstractsVCU
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.