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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 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.
Online resource that includes leading clinical textbooks in anesthesiology, procedural videos, clinical guidelines, self-assessment Q&A, and an interactive drug database with search and customizable curriculum functionality.
Comprehensive search tool for quick diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of emergency cases. Includes emergency medicine textbooks, procedural videos, self-assessment tools, an integrated drug database, patient handouts, and clerkship resources.
Access to McGraw-Hill medical textbooks including Harrison's Online. Contains multimedia library with case files, safety modules, procedural videos, diagnosis and self-assessment tools, patient handouts, an integrated drug database, and more.
Access to leading pharmacy textbooks, an extensive multimedia library, care plans, self-assessment tools, case files, a drug and supplement information database, and more.
Can be used for course content:Leading pharmacy texts and drug information More about affordable course content
Physical therapy resource that includes textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a cadaver dissection tool.
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.
Social gerontology abstracts that cover aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. This database is designed for researchers, health care professionals, students, and consumers.
Alt HealthWatchVCU VIVA
Full-text articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Book excerpts are also included.
AMED - Allied and Complementary MedicineVCU
Bibliographic database that covers complementary medicine, palliative care, and professions allied to medicine such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and more.
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.
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical ExaminationVCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.
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.
Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts VCU VIVA
Calcium research literature abstracts from a broad range of disciplines.
CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research)
Easy access to a wide array of public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For public health professionals and the public at large.
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.
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Reduction of Acid Rain, Urban Air Pollution, and Environmental PolicyVCU
Essential documents dating from 1989 to 1991 covering the promulgation and implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 and other environmental issues including endangered species and protection of American wetlands.
Registry of clinical trials in the U.S. and around the world. Provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and contacts for more details.
Database of Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews healthcare evidence. Also includes databases of clinical trials, other systematic reviews, and review methodology. The Cochrane Collaboration
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.
Consumer Health CompleteVCU VIVA
Contains a variety of consumer health and wellness information. Includes full-text reports, books, pamphlets, and magazines. Users can find drug information, medical images, and videos.
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.
Covidence (Pilot access provided until Dec 2025)
Covidence is a collaborative tool that streamlines systematic review workflows for screening, data extraction, and quality assessment. See instructions for requesting an account.
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.
Data Citation IndexVCU
Provides a single searchable interface to discover the most highly cited scholarly research data from a variety of repositories worldwide.
Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (DOSS)VCU
Indexing, abstracts, and select full-text access to an extensive selection of dental journals, books, monographs, magazines, and trade periodicals, covering all aspects of the field of dentistry. Also includes IADR/AADR Meeting Abstracts.
Expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, factsheets, & websites about disaster medicine & public health from government agencies and non-commercial sources. Curated by the National Library of Medicine for a professional audience.
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.
Includes over 300 shortage bulletins on drugs, biologics, devices, and specific dose forms, as well as recommendations for alternative therapies.
EIU Country ReportsVCU
The EIU's Country Reports examine and explain the important political and economic trends in a country. Each of our Country Reports contain in-depth and ongoing analysis and forecasts of political, policy and economic conditions in a country.
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.
Embase (via Ovid)VCU
Biomedicine and pharmacology citation database (1974 - present) with an international scope. Recommended for systematic reviews, and for finding drug and medical device information. Updated weekly. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service)VCU
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) is a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts & news that provides insight into the 2nd half of the 20th century (1941-1996). Many are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.
Gene integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.
Genetics AbstractsVCU VIVA
Focuses on the widest possible perspective of genetics as a whole, from microbes to plants to humans, emphasizing molecular genetics.
Genome Data Viewer (NCBI)
NCBI's Genome Data Viewer is a genome browser supporting the exploration and analysis of eukaryotic RefSeq genome assemblies. It allows users to visualize different types of sequence-associated data in a genomic context.
Global Health on CAB DirectVCU
Citations and abstracts from the international literature of public health. Particularly strong emphasis on medical entomology, human nutrition, vector control, and medicinal plants.
HCUPnet contains statistics comparing hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes for community hospitals in the U.S. Generate tables and graphs for national, regional and state trends.
HEAL (Health Education Assets Library)
Large digital library of multimedia teaching resources for the health sciences, including images, videos, animations, presentations, and audio files that support healthcare education.
Health & Safety Science AbstractsVCU
Covers topics relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety, occupational safety, and ergonomics.
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.
Health Poll Database (Roper Center)VCU
Includes 80 years of health-related national polling results on topics ranging from social determinants and influences on health to insurance, costs, and health-care utilization.
Health Source: Consumer EditionVCU VIVA
Consumer and patient health information on a variety of diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. Contains the full text of magazines, books, reports, and health pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic EditionVCU VIVA
Citations, abstracts, and select full text for articles from scholarly nursing, allied health, and medical journals.
Portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies.
Full-text information for health professionals and consumers about HIV/AIDS. Includes guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, educational materials and more.
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)
Immunology AbstractsVCU VIVA
Covers studies relating to all aspects of immune systems in humans and other animals, including normal functions and disorders.
IndexCat: Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U.S. Army
Comprehensive subject catalog of books, pamphlets, dissertations, reports, and some journal articles held by the National Library of Medicine, published from the 1400s through 1950.
IPA: International Pharmaceutical AbstractsVCU
Abstracts of pharmacology research and information. Includes papers presented at ASHP, APhA, and AACP meetings. Produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Evidence-based medicine resource that includes Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods, and Care at the Close of Life. Also includes critical appraisal guides and calculators.
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.
Database of information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, with drug records, information on maternal and infant substance levels, potential effects on nursing infants, and therapeutic drug alternatives.
LWW Health Library: Premium Basic Sciences CollectionVCU
This ebook collection includes core biomedical science texts in anatomy, microbiology, pathology, physiology, and more. Also includes Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.
MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of stand-alone teaching and learning resources modules that have been implemented and evaluated with medical or dental trainees or practitioners.
Medical Letter, TheVCU
Searchable database of articles from The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics from 1988 - present. Includes peer-reviewed evaluations of newly approved prescription drugs and comparative reviews of older drugs.
Medical Services and WarfareVCU
Digital archives documenting the development of medical practice during armed conflicts of the mid-19th to 20th centuries. Includes hospital reports, scientific notebooks, first-hand accounts, and other print and audiovisual materials.
Citations and full-text PDFs for Spanish-language medical research and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.
Premier database for citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Extensive guide to consumer and patient health information resources. Provides information on diseases, conditions, wellness, drugs, and lab tests. The site also contains health information in several languages, easy to read resources, and videos.
MedlinePlus Genetics (formerly Genetics Home Reference)
View consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. Content from Genetics Home Reference has been transferred to this resource.
MEPS, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, is a set of large-scale survey data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. MEPSnet is a collection of analytical tools to search MEPS data.
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.
Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard)VCU
Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes interactions and adverse effects as well as evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.
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.
Neurosciences AbstractsVCU VIVA
Covers all aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate neuroscience, emphasizing basic research but also including such devastating neural diseases as Alzheimer's.
NIH Data Sharing Repositories
This site of data repositories provides access to a range of medical, mental health, genomics, and other health-related data collections from the National Institutes of Health.
Nursing Health Assessment Video SeriesVCU
Presents the basics of nursing health assessment and techniques of interviewing, performing the physical assessment, and collecting data.
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. OMIM is authored and edited at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Oncogenes and Growth Factors AbstractsVCU VIVA
Focuses on the experimental and clinical literature on mechanisms of oncogenes and growth factors, and every aspect of oncogene research into the molecular basis of malignant transformations.
Database containing abstracts of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
Interface for searching MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database for biomedical research, that offers enhanced features for more precise searching. Updated daily. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
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.
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900VCU
19th century print materials on health and medicine aimed at the general public, including advertisements, educational texts, writings on preventative medicine, ephemera, 'self-help' guides, and other primary sources.
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
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.
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.
PTSDpubs (formerly PILOTS)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.
Freely available full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the National Library of Medicine.
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.
R2 Digital LibraryVCU
Collection of full-text health sciences ebooks from Rittenhouse and other publishers.
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.
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.
Sage Video: NursingVCU VIVA
Tutorials, demonstrations, in-practice videos, and interviews that support nursing education.
CAS database for chemical literature. Search by author, topic, substance name or CAS Registry Number, and draw chemical structures or reactions. Availability
Sex & SexualityVCU
Research papers, organization records, newsletters, photographs, comics, and other archival materials documenting changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities, and sexual behaviors from the 19th century to the present.
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.
STAT!Ref Electronic Medical LibraryVCU
Full-text, cross-searchable resource of evidence-based, authoritative healthcare references. Includes ebooks, journals, point-of-care tools, drug guides, niche specialty guides within a variety of disciplines, and more.
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.
STTI Registry of Nursing Research
Abstracts and selected full text for thousands of nursing research studies. Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Citations covering biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Includes abstracts, indexing terms, and CAS Registry numbers for most entries.
Clinical search engine designed to find high-quality research evidence to support clinical practice and care. Sources include PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and websites focused on clinical information.
Provided by the VCU Health System. Point-of-care collection of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Also includes drug information.
VAST (Vector Alignment Search Tool)
Computer algorithm developed at NCBI used to identify similar protein 3-dimensional structures by purely geometric criteria, and to identify distant homologs that cannot be recognized by sequence comparison.
Virology and AIDS AbstractsVCU VIVA
Covers the world literature on every aspect of virology in humans, animals, and plants, with topics ranging from replication cycles to oncology, hepatitis B virus vaccination, viral genetics, interferon, and more.
Provided by the VCU Health System. Clinical decision support system that allows validation of a medical diagnosis based on visual conditions. Contains medical images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type.
Vivvix (formerly AdSpender)VCU
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.
The Washington Post covers local, national and global news, national security and politics, business, technology, arts and entertainment, health and medicine, and sports. Opinion columnists focus on politics, economics, culture, and global concerns.
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.
Interactive database system through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data.