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Ad$pender VCU
Ad$pender 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.

Full-text information for health professionals and consumers on HIV/AIDS. Includes guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, educational materials and more.

Consumer Health Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Patient information covering all areas of health and wellness. Includes full-text books, journals, reports, pamphlets and drug information sheets. Videos, images, diagrams and animations are also included.

Genetics Home Reference
National Library of Medicine's Web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.

Health Source: Consumer Edition VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Consumer health information from 80 full-text magazines, 130 health reference books and health-related pamphlets. Also includes drug patient education sheets from Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
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.

Extensive guide to health information resources. Includes common diseases and conditions, dictionaries, organizations, clearinghouses, publications, directories, consumer health libraries, MEDLINE and other medical databases.

Tox Town
Interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, your health, and the environment. Target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.

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