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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.

Expanded version of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature with full text for over 1300 journals, plus evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more than 200 books.

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.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations and abstracts to articles in more than 800 nursing, allied health and medical journals. Over 500 journals include the full-text articles. In addition, drug patient education sheets are available from the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Nursing Health Assessment Video Series VCU
Presents the basics of nursing health assessment and techniques of interviewing, performing the physical assessment, and collecting data.

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

STTI Registry of Nursing Research
Searchable database of over 10,000 nursing research studies; from Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

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