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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.

AGELINE VCU
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 (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 on HIV/AIDS. Includes guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, educational materials and more.

Anatomy.TV VCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy. This database works most effectively with Internet Explorer.

Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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

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 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

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.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, case studies and company profiles.

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 (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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.

LactMed
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.

MedEdPORTAL
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 (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations and PDF full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

MEDLINE/PubMed VCU
The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Public database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Includes summaries, links to full-text when available, tools for comparison, glossary, and PDA downloads.

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 (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 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 (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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.

PsycARTICLES VCU
Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from over 60 journals published by the APA and allied organizations. Includes book reviews and letters to the editor.

PsycBOOKS VCU
Full-text database of scholarly books published by the APA and others. Includes over 1000 classic, landmark titles. Includes entries from the APA/Oxford Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Can be used for course content: Scholarly books & chapters published by the American Psychological Association. More about affordable Course Content

PsycCRITIQUES VCU
Up-to-date reviews of very current books and films in psychology, behavioral sciences, and health.

PsycEXTRA VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Gray literature database including newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.

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

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
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).

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

PsycTHERAPY VCU
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/MEDLINE VCU
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 (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
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).

ToxNet
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.

UpToDate
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 (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
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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