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ABI/INFORM Complete VCU
Abstracts and many full-text articles on business, finance, management topics from business periodicals. Three parts: Global; Dateline; and Trade & Industry. Includes Wall Street Journal.

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

Ad$pender VCU
Ad$pender 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 Collection VCU
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 Index VCU
Covers journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Includes Alt. Press Archive.

American Consumer Culture VCU
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 Images VCU
More than 3.5 million historical and contemporary news photographs with thousands more added daily. In addition, the collection includes over 100,000 graphics, containing logos, graphs, maps, and timelines, as well as audio clips and news stories.

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

Black Drama VCU
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 Includes published and previously unpublished works from Africa, as well as North America, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.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 Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (priority) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles in the communication and mass media fields. Includes full text for nearly 200 journals.

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.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, case studies and company profiles.

iPOLL (Roper Center) VCU
Contains nearly a half-million questions from surveys conducted since 1935 by over 150 academic, commercial, and media survey organizations such as Gallup, CNN, Pew Research Associates, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

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.

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

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.

referenceUSA VCU
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, regional area.

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

Times Digital Archive VCU
Full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 through 2013.

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