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Abstracts in Social GerontologyVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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 Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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 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.

Afro-Americana ImprintsVCU
Over 13,000 works comprising an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ethnic NewsWatchVCU
Full text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, native and minority press.

Family Studies AbstractsVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other aspects of family studies.

Gender: Identity and Social ChangeVCU
Digitized primary source material documenting developments in gender roles and relations from the 19th century to the present.

GenderWatchVCU
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.

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)

Leadership ConnectVCU
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.

Left IndexVCU
Covers the diverse political, economic, social, and cultural literature of the left. Also covers some historically significant early left publications.

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.

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.

PAIS IndexVCU
Abstracts from the international literature on public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations. Includes PAIS Archive, 1915-1976, and PAIS International.

ProcurementIQVCU
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.

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.

Race Relations AbstractsVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

Social ExplorerVCU
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

SocINDEX with Full TextVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

Sociological AbstractsVCU
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.

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.

Violence and Abuse AbstractsVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and many other related areas.

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.

Women's Studies InternationalVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.