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Academic Search Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Comprehensive scholarly multi-disciplinary full-text database. Includes over 5,500 full-text periodicals and indexing/abstracting for over 9,500 journals. Covers science, social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and many other subjects.

Access World News VCU
Major national and international newspapers, local and regional titles, newswires, blogs, and more. Includes the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1985-current).

AccessEngineering VCU
World renowned engineering content from McGraw-Hill's engineering handbooks. Complete full text. Supports all levels of scientific and technical research in academic, corporate, industrial and government sectors.
Can be used for course content: Authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information, instructional videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts. More about affordable Course Content

AccessPharmacy VCU
Allows selection by core curriculum topic, browsing by organ system, review of textbooks, or searching across leading pharmacy online references.
Can be used for course content: Leading pharmacy texts and drug information More about affordable Course Content

ACLS Humanities E-Book VCU
Humanities E-Book (HEB) -- offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) -- is a digital collection of significant scholarship in the Humanities.
Can be used for course content: Searchable collection of 5000 high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. More about affordable Course Content

African American Biographical Database VCU
Large collection of biographies with full text access to the primary source material.

American Men and Women of Science VCU
Biographical dictionary of approximately 120,000 North American living scientists in the physical, biological and related sciences.

AP Stylebook Online VCU
Guidelines on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage. Includes sections on food, social media, business, sports, and an audio pronunciation guide.

Archive Finder VCU
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.

ArticleFirst VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations for items listed in the table of contents of more than 12,000 journals in a broad cross-section of disciplines.

Associates Programs Source VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
1000 full-text journals and 100 full-text books covering a range of subjects, including substance abuse counseling, forensics, criminal justice, biotechnology, health information technology, robotics, graphic arts, interior design, and others.

Atomic Learning VCU
On-demand technology training on the use of computer applications, technology integration and professional development. Provided by VCU Technology Services.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index VCU
Indexes more than 15 million biographical sketches from reference books covering individuals, living and deceased, from every field and all areas of the world.

Black Historical Newspapers VCU
Offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.

Book Citation Index VCU
Citation counts and cited reference searching for over 30,000 books in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.

Britannica Online VCU
Access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, news, magazines, journals, web sites, research tools, and multimedia.

BrowZine VCU
Access journals from VCU Libraries on your iPad or Android tablet. Requires download of free app for your device. Also available from your desktop via a web browser.

Burney Collection Newspapers VCU
The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, and newspapers from the period.

Cabell's VCU
Search and select journals most likely to publish your manuscript. Covers business, computer science, education, health administration, nursing, psychology and psychiatry. Includes submission guidelines, circulation, contacts, and acceptance rates.

Catalog of US Government Publications (CGP)
Indexes over 500,000 historic and current government publications. Provides direct links to online publications when applicable.

Center for Research Libraries Catalog - CRL VCU
U.S. and international newspapers, journals, government documents, foreign dissertations, archives and other primary source materials available through interlibrary loan and digital delivery.

Chicago Manual of Style Online VCU
Searchable version of the style used by many university press publishers and by many programs within the humanities. Both the current 16th and the earlier 15th edition contents are available.

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

College Blue Book VCU
Information on thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.

CollegeSource Online
Database of profiles and Web links for more than 23,000 colleges. Searches are free. VCU Libraries does not have access to the catalogs.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 -present.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities VCU
Covers published literature from the most significant conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia, colloquia, and conventions worldwide, from 1990 -present.

COS Conference Papers Index VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings. Emphasis since 1995 on life sciences, environmental sciences, and aquatic sciences.

COS Papers Invited VCU
Detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals in all disciplines.

COS Pivot VCU
Single platform to search COS Funding Opportunities and COS Scholar Universe.

COS Scholar Universe VCU
Database of over 1 million scholar profiles for published academic faculty, medical researchers and scientific experts around the world; editorially controlled and produced by Community of Science.

COS Workbench
Register for a personal account to access COS databases and set up funding alerts. Already registered? Login through this link.

CRCnetBASE VCU
Search or browse Taylor & Francis eBooks. Select 'Show content I have access to' when the results display. Browse by subjects to display results similar to the ...netBASE contents, e.g., Bioscience, Engineering, Environment.
Can be used for course content: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine ebooks. More about affordable Course Content

Current Contents Connect VCU
Provides access to tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as thousands of relevant websites.

Data Citation Index VCU
Provides a single searchable interface to discover and properly cite scholarly research data from a variety of repositories worldwide.

Derwent Innovations Index VCU
Facilitates rapid precise patent searching. Helps to identify patent’s significance and its relationship to other patents.

Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of more than 50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past. Living persons are excluded.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Information and links for free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Subject and alphabetical title searches are available.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) VCU
Full text for most dissertations from 1997 to the present. Includes full text for some earlier dissertations, along with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses citations from around the world.

Dissertations from VCU VCU
Search all VCU dissertations/theses submitted to UMI. View 24-page previews; download full-text (PDF format) of those published after 1996.

Dow Jones Factiva VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Comprehensive, full text up-to-the-minute news and business source from Dow Jones and Reuters. Replaces Dow Jones Interactive.

Early American Newspapers, Series 1-4 VCU
Chronicles the evolution of American History, culture, and daily life from 1690-1922. Often printed by small-town printers, these newspapers are a record of hundreds of diverse American communities.

Early English Books Online VCU
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -- more than 125,000 titles.
Can be used for course content: Page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. More about affordable Course Content

Ebook Central VCU
Over 33,000 recent electronic books from university presses and other scholarly publishers covering all disciplines.
Can be used for course content: Ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. More about affordable Course Content

eBook Collection from EBSCOhost VCU
A collection of thousands of electronic books from leading university, trade and professional publishers. Formerly NetLibrary.
Can be used for course content: Full-text ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. More about affordable Course Content

EBSCOhost Research Databases VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Databases covering education, health sciences, and social sciences.

Essential Science Indicators VCU
Analytical tool that provides ranking for authors, institutions, countries and publications indexed in Web of Science.

FirstSearch Databases VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
About 10 different databases plus the WorldCat listing of library holdings across the country.

Google Scholar
Scholarly literature crawled by Google. How to use Google Scholar at VCU

Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations for publications of the U.S. government. Includes legislative materials and the vast array of publications from the executive branch agencies.

Grzimek's Animal Life VCU
Image rich dynamic resource, representing the 17 volume standard print Encyclopedia of Animal Life. More than 4,000 species covering the entire Animal Kingdom. Authoritative peer reviewed content.

HathiTrust Digital Library
Vast repository of digital content. Searchable access to millions of books, journals, and other serials covering all subjects and many languages. Full-text access to public domain and open access items.

HeinOnline VCU
Full text legal journals, Congressional Record Bound volumes, U.S. Reports back to 1754, United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all U.S. Treaties, Federal Register, CFR, texts, cases, statutes, and more. Searchable, exact page images.
Can be used for course content: Law review articles and much more; permanent links. More about affordable Course Content

Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition VCU
The Millennial Edition of Historical Statistics of the United States enhances coverage of Native Americans, slavery, poverty, race, and ethnicity. Innovative search strategies allow u

HistoryMakers VCU
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - Science Edition VCU
Replaced by Journal Citation Reports on InCites. Please update your bookmarks.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - Social Sciences Edition VCU
Replaced by Journal Citation Reports on InCites. Please update your bookmarks.

Journal Citation Reports on InCites VCU
New version of Journal Citation Reports offering expanded citation analysis, journal impact factor rankings, data visualization, comparative reports and ability to download data tables.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. (Backfiles end 3 - 5 years prior to current date). JSTOR collections available at VCU

Knovel Library VCU
Reference works on engineering, chemistry, material science, environmental science, microelectronic materials. Utilizes interactive tables and allows customization of data using Interactive Data System similar to common spreadsheet applications.
Can be used for course content: Process and design information, interactive graphs and tables, material and substance properties data, and equations and formulations for specific industries and engineering disciplines. More about affordable Course Content

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II VCU
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922), offers unprecedented full-text coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the vital contributions of Central and South America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Literature Online (LION) VCU
Text-rich resource that includes ABELL, full-text humanities journals, full-text English and American literature, and reference resources.

lynda.com
lynda.com is an online library of video tutorials teaching business, software, technology, and creative skills. Log in with your VCU eID and password to create your account.

MasterFILE Premier VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Full-text for over 1750 periodicals and nearly 500 reference books covering general reference, business, health, education, science. Includes over 293,000 images of photos, maps, and flags and over 86,000 biographies.

Music Online VCU
Music Online provides the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Integrated searching by ensemble, genre, historical events and more provides in-depth context for music history.
Can be used for course content: Streaming audio and video that spans all time periods, with thousands of artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. More about affordable Course Content

National Academies Press
Free access to books, reports and proceedings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

NCBI Bookshelf VCU
Biomedical books adapted for Web access by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Access to a book page is by direct search or from a link in PubMed.

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.

New York Times VCU
More than a newspaper for an American city, the New York Times is an international record of national and world news, as well as personal stories of how events affect individuals. Issues available through 2014.

Newspaper Source Plus VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Full text for more than 130 national and international newspapers, including New York Times, Washington Post, Times (London). Selective full text for over 335 US newspapers. In addition, full-text radio and television news transcripts are provided.

Nichols Collection Newspapers VCU
A key resource for British history and culture in the early modern period, featuring many rare news media resources like The London Gazette and Tatler.

Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists VCU
Companion website to the print American Board of Medical Specialists Directory with more than 695,000 physician profiles.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context VCU
Full text access to differing points of view on current social issues. Includes essays, overviews, primary source documents, biographies, articles, tables, charts, graphs, podcasts, and images.

Ovid Web Gateway Databases VCU
Databases covering education, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Oxford English Dictionary VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable, browsable full-text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary. Use Find Word for definitions. Use Advanced Search for etymological searches.

Oxford Reference Online VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Provides access to more than 140 dictionaries and reference works published by Oxford University Press. The titles cover virtually all subjects in the humanities, social sciences, business, the sciences, language, and general reference.

Oxford Scholarship Online VCU
Access to the full text of Oxford University Press titles published between February 2015 and January 2016 in subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

PapersFirst VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations for papers presented at conferences. Covers published information received by The British Library Document Supply Center.

Proceedings VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Citations for every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library. Provides a list of papers presented at each conference.

Profiles in Science
Archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health.

Project Muse VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Portal to electronic collection of about 200 journals from 30 not-for-profit publishers.

ProQuest Databases VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Databases covering the sciences, health sciences, arts, business, and social sciences.

ProQuest Statistical Insight VCU
Abstracts for statistical publications from 1973 forward; full-text of selected publications, 1995+. Power Tables feature searches words appearing in statistical tables.

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

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

RefWorks
Citation management tool for storing and managing references; creating bibliographies. Supports most citation styles. Requires an individual account set up from a VCU Libraries link. Available to VCU and MCVH-VCU email account holders. Already have an account? Login through this link.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals VCU
Portal to full runs of high-impact journals in all areas of the chemical sciences.

Safari Books Online VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Books on all aspects of computers, programming and the web from such publishers as O'Reilly, Sams, New Riders and Adobe.
Can be used for course content: Includes full text of many educational books and textbooks in science and engineering, with a particular focus on computer science. More about affordable Course Content

SAGE Research Methods VCU
Over 1,000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos on every step of the research process for beginner to expert researchers.

Sanborn Maps (Virginia) VCU
Fire insurance maps of many localities in Virginia. Dates vary, but most are from late 19th century to mid-20th century. Used to trace history, growth, and development of cities and towns.

ScienceDirect VCU
Portal to electronic collection of journals published by Elsevier.
Can be used for course content: Portal to electronic journals and books published by Elsevier. More about affordable Course Content

Serial Set Maps VCU
The maps published as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

SimplyAnalytics VCU
A web-based analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports.

Social Explorer VCU
Easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Social Sciences Citation Index VCU
Database of references cited in articles from more than 1,725 major journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

SpringerLink VCU
Collection of world's leading interactive databases of high quality Science, Technology and Medicine journals, book series, books and reference works.
Can be used for course content: Full text books, including text books, in computer science, mathematics, engineering, life sciences and medicine. More about affordable Course Content

Testing & Education Reference Center VCU
Information on colleges, technical schools, financial aid, and scholarships. Includes practice exams, certifications, and professional license exams. Includes Delmar career certifications.

Times Digital Archive VCU
Digital facsimile of over 200 years of The Times (London) from 1785.

Ulrich's International Periodicals VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Directory information (address, publisher, frequency, type) for more than 250,000 regularly and irregularly published journals and magazines. Many browse and search features.

USA Counties
Demographic and economic statistical data for each county in the United States. Files include data published for 1997 population estimates and over 500 items from the 1980 & 1990 Census of Population and Housing, and economic census to 1977.

Vault VCU
Career exploration and management tools. Provides internship, industry, profession, and company data. In-depth intelligence on what it's like to work in an industry, company, or profession.

Web of Science VCU
Citation databases including Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index for searches by cited reference, topic, and author.

Wiley StatsRef: Statistical Reference Online VCU
Covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields where it is widely used.

WorldCat (via FirstSearch) VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Consolidated catalog of items held by libraries worldwide.

WorldCat.org
Over 1 billion items (books, music, video, and articles) in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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