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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical ExaminationVCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.
Comprehensive source of full-text journals and books indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Also features evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more.
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.
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.
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: Nursing/Academic EditionVCU VIVA
Citations, abstracts, and select full text for articles from scholarly nursing, allied health, and medical journals.
Evidence-based medicine resource that includes Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods, and Care at the Close of Life. Also includes critical appraisal guides and calculators.
LWW Health Library: Premium Basic Sciences CollectionVCU
This ebook collection includes core biomedical science texts in anatomy, microbiology, pathology, physiology, and more. Also includes Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.
Nursing Health Assessment Video SeriesVCU
Presents the basics of nursing health assessment and techniques of interviewing, performing the physical assessment, and collecting data.
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.
Sage Video: NursingVCU VIVA
Tutorials, demonstrations, in-practice videos, and interviews that support nursing education.
STTI Registry of Nursing Research
Abstracts and selected full text for thousands of nursing research studies. Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.