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AccessAnesthesiology VCU
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.

AccessEmergencyMedicine VCU
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.

AccessMedicine VCU
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.

AccessPediatrics VCU
Covers pediatric practice from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Access to leading pediatric textbooks including Rudolph's Pediatrics, procedural videos and animations, an integrated drug database, quick reference tools, and other resources.

AccessSurgery VCU
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.

AGELINE VCU
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.

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Bibliographic data for basic science research and clinical applications related to AIDS, immunology, virology, and cancer genetics.

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

Anatomy.TV VCU
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 Examination VCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.

Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Calcium research literature abstracts from a broad range of disciplines.

ClinicalTrials.gov
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.

Cochrane Library VCU
Database of Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews healthcare evidence. Also includes databases of clinical trials, other systematic reviews, and review methodology. The Cochrane Collaboration

Comprehensive Physiology VCU
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.

Counseling and Therapy in Video VCU
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.

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.

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 Abstracts VCU
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.

Immunology Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

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.

LactMed
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.

MedEdPORTAL
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.

MedicLatina VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations and full-text PDFs for Spanish-language medical research and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

MEDLINE/PubMed VCU
Premier database for citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

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 Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers all aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate neuroscience, emphasizing basic research but also including such devastating neural diseases as Alzheimer's.

Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

Ovid MEDLINE VCU
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.

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

PsychiatryOnline VCU
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

psychotherapy.net VCU
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.

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.

PsycTESTS VCU
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.

PsycTHERAPY VCU
Searchable collection of psychotherapy videos showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers a wide variety of therapeutic topics.

PubMed Central
Freely available full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed/MEDLINE VCU
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 Library VCU
Collection of full-text health sciences ebooks from Rittenhouse and other publishers.

Springer Nature Experiments VCU
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 Library VCU
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.

TOXLINE VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations covering biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Includes abstracts, indexing terms, and CAS Registry numbers for most entries.

TRIP Database
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.

UpToDate
Point-of-care collection of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Also includes drug information. Provided by the VCU Health System.

Virology and AIDS Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)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.

VisualDx VCU
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. Provided by the VCU Health System.