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ABI/INFORM CompleteVCU
Abstracts, full-text journals and periodicals on business, finance, and management topics. Includes all content in ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Dateline, and ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry. Includes full-text access to The Wall Street Journal.

Academic Video Online (AVON)VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Thousands of streaming videos covering a wide range of disciplines. Includes documentaries, interviews, feature films, news, and more distributed by PBS, BBC, CNN, CBS, Sony, A&E, Contemporary Arts Media, Royal Shakespeare, and many others.

Access World NewsVCU
Also known as NewsBank, provides access to major national and international newspapers, local and regional titles, blogs, and more. Historical and current content, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch archive from 1903 to present.

AdSpenderVCU
AdSpender tracks millions of brands across 18 media and ranks top spenders by industry, parent, brand, etc. Find how, when and where the competition spends their advertising dollars.

African Newspapers: The British Library CollectionVCU
Chronicles African history and life from 64 newspapers published before 1901. Includes eyewitness reporting, advertisements, military reports, news and analysis of European exploration and colonization, and early moves toward self-governance.

Alternative Press IndexVCU
Bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from hundreds of international alternative, radical, and left periodicals, covering from 1991 to the present. Includes the Alternative Press Archive.

American Consumer CultureVCU
Provides cross-searchable access to primary sources for the study of market research, consumerism, business and advertising in America. Three separate modules are included in the collection.

AP ImagesVCU
Millions of historical and contemporary news photographs with thousands more added daily. Includes a collection of graphics containing logos, maps, and timelines, as well as audio clips and news stories.

AP Stylebook OnlineVCU
Guidelines on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage, with phonetic spelling audio guide and Ask the Editor archives. Includes specialized chapters on sports, business, food, fashion, religion, broadcast, data journalism, and social media.

Black DramaVCU
Full text of thousands of plays written from the mid-1800s to the present. Includes published and previously unpublished works from Africa, as well as North America, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Communication and Mass Media CompleteVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Communication studies database with full-text, indexing, and abstracts for many top communication journals covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, rhetoric, and discourse.

Data AxleVCU
Data Axle, formerly ReferenceUSA, provides research on businesses including data summaries by neighborhood, city or state and by type or size of business. Users can conduct market research for similar or competitive businesses in a specific locality.

Docuseek Complete CollectionVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Documentaries covering anthropology, area studies, the arts, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, global studies, health, history, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, women's studies, and more.

Dow Jones FactivaVCU 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. Includes national, international, and regional newspapers, both current content and archives, periodicals, podcasts, newswires, and more.

Entrepreneurial Studies SourceVCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides business students and researchers with current insights and trends in entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, books, case studies and company profiles.

FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service)VCU
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) is a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts & news that provides insight into the 2nd half of the 20th century (1941-1996). Many are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.

iPOLL (Roper Center)VCU
Extensive archive of public opinion information with questions and answers from surveys conducted since 1935 by academic, commercial, and media survey organizations such as Gallup, CNN, Pew Research Associates, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

Latin American Newspapers Series I & IIVCU
Digitized Central and South American newspapers published from 1805 to 1922 in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, chronicling the evolution of Latin America through eyewitness reports, editorials, legislative information, advertisements, and more.

Left IndexVCU
Covers the diverse political, economic, social, and cultural literature of the left. Also covers some historically significant early left publications.

Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture: The History of TourismVCU
Guidebooks, brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, personal travel journals and other primary source materials documenting the development of mass tourism from the mid-1800s through the 1980s.

Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965VCU
Complete market research reports of midcentury consumer analyst and market research pioneer Ernest Dichter. Reports, case studies, proposals, surveys, correspondence and other materials provide information on some of America's best-known brands.

Mass Observation OnlineVCU
Digitized original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the original Mass Observation organization, founded in 1937 to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain between the 1930s and 50s.

Newspaper Source PlusVCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Full text for major national and international newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Times (London). Also includes full-text radio and television news transcripts.

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975VCU
Printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera, and video clips covering 1950s to 1970s popular culture in Britain and America, and its intersection with major events of the period.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with IndexVCU
Full image of articles published in The New York Times including illustrations and advertisements. Covers from the first issue in 1851 to three years prior to the current year.

Richmond Times Dispatch Collection: Historical and CurrentVCU
Current and archived information from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Sex & SexualityVCU
Research papers, organization records, newsletters, photographs, comics, and other archival materials documenting changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities, and sexual behaviors from the 19th century to the present.

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International PropagandaVCU
Documentary films, features and newsreels by filmmakers from the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Britain, and Latin America, filmed from the Russian revolution to the end of the Cold War.

StatistaVCU
Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. Our Market Outlooks provide market sizes, forecasts, key consumer markets and relevant automotive markets for up to 150 countries.

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

Victorian Popular CultureVCU
Objects, printed books, ephemera, posters, photographs, playbills, and other primary sources relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe from 1779 to 1930. Covers entertainment forms from stage magic to the advent of cinema.

Washington PostVCU
The Washington Post covers local, national and global news, national security and politics, business, technology, arts and entertainment, health and medicine, and sports. Opinion columnists focus on politics, economics, culture, and global concerns.