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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.