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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.
Physical therapy resource that includes textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a cadaver dissection tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts)VCU VIVA
American Psychological Association database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents.
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.
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.
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.