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AccessAnesthesiology VCU
Search anesthesiology reference tools for practice guidelines, procedure videos, drug information, and quick answers. Includes full-text clinical textbooks for anesthesiology.

AccessEmergencyMedicine VCU
Search for diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases. Includes videos, images, and more than a dozen emergency medicine textbooks.

AccessMedicine VCU
Collection of over 60 medical textbooks from McGraw-Hill including Harrison's Online. Also features case files, diagnostic tools, self-assessment questions and patient handouts.

AccessPediatrics VCU
Includes Rudolph's Pediatrics and 10 other full-text books, multimedia, drug information and other resources.

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

Abstracts of the literature of social gerontology. Literature covered is of interest to researchers, health professionals, and consumers. Produced by AARP.

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

Full-text information for health professionals and consumers on 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 (
Covers the literature of calcium research.

ClinicalKey VCU
Clinical reference resource with over 1100 medical ebooks, 600+ full-text journals from Elsevier, FirstConsult point-of-care monographs, procedural videos, drug information, practice guidelines, patient education handouts and more.
Can be used for course content: Medical books and journals, videos, guidelines, and clinical tools. More about affordable Course Content
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 systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, 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
Hundreds of therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews. Features over 175 therapists practicing more than 50 therapeutic approaches. Includes 55 teaching and discussion guides.

Embase (via Ovid) VCU
Biomedicine and pharmacology citation database (1974 - present) with an international scope. Recommended for use in systematic reviews, and for finding drug and medical device information. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.

HEAL (Health Education Assets Library)
Digital library of over 22,000 images and multimedia educational materials for the health sciences.

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 (
Covers studies relating to all aspects of immune systems in man and 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 published from the 1400s through 1950 and held by the National Library of Medicine.

Database containing over 450 drug records with information such as maternal levels in breast milk, infant levels in blood, potential effects in breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, and alternate drugs to consider.

Collection of peer-reviewed health education tutorials, videos, assessment tools and other resources. Free registration required for access.

MedicLatina VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations and PDF full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.

Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard) VCU
Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.

NCBI Global Query
Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including PubMed. Results indicate the number of records in each database.

Neurosciences Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
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 (
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.

Interface for searching MEDLINE that offers enhanced features for more powerful and precise search strategies. 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 (
Includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

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. Provided by the VCU School of Medicine.
Can be used for course content: American Psychiatric Association portal to journals and books, includes DSM-5. More about affordable Course Content 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 (
APA database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents. Covers 1887 - present (limited coverage from 1887 - 1926).

Access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

Contains over 300 videos featuring therapy demonstrations showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers more than 200 topics.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of journals in medicine and life sciences.

PubMed Labs
Test out new features and tools that may be incorporated into PubMed on January 2020.

The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.

R2 Digital Library VCU
Collection of over 500 full-text books in the health sciences.

Springer Nature Experiments VCU
Access to over 50,000 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 reference books for the health professional. Includes Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and ICD-9-CM.

TOXLINE VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of the literature in all areas of toxicology including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens; (does not include information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or IPA).

Integrated system of free Web toxicology and environmental health databases. Includes HSDB, TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, IRIS, TRI, CCRIS, GENE-TOX, and DART/ETIC. Information about the databases

TRIP Database
Using the principles of evidence-based medicine, the TRIP Database is designed to find answers to clinical questions using the best available evidence. Sources include PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and websites focused on clinical information.

Clinical information tool providing reviewed clinical reference material. Includes pharmaceutical information, patient handouts, graphics. Provided by the VCU Health System.

Virology and AIDS Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
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
VisualDx is a clinical decision support system that allows validation of a medical diagnosis based on visual conditions. It contains over 25,000 medical images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type. Provided by the VCU Health System.

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