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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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