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ABI/INFORM Complete VCU
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.

Access World News VCU
Access to major national and international newspapers, local and regional titles, newswires, blogs, and more from both print and online sources. Historical and current content, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch archive from 1903 to present.

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
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 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
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 Online VCU
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 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 Includes published and previously unpublished works from Africa, as well as North America, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.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
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.

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

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
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.

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 & II VCU
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 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
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.

Newspaper Source Plus VCU 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.

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 locality or regional area.

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

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

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