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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus VCU
Citations to articles in English-language periodicals; abstracts and full text coverage for selected journals. Periodical coverage includes a wide range of scientific journals, from popular to professional. About 45 % of the focus is on agriculture.

Biological Sciences VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of a wide variety of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Latest edition of the venerable reference book of chemical and physical data commonly encountered by physical scientists and engineers.

CRCnetBASE is a collection of over 6,000 electronic books that span over 40 disciplines in 34 separate collections. VCU Libraries does not subscribe to all the collections, but abstracts are available for all entries.
Can be used for course content: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine ebooks. More about affordable Course Content

Criminal Justice Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations and abstracts of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

Full-text searchable database of CRC Press forensic science and criminal justice handbooks and reference books. Search or browse individual books, or search multiple books. Texts are in interactive PDF format.

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

Legal Collection VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. Legal topics include criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resources, ethics, and the environment.

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service - via EBSCO VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Criminal justice related reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the U.S. and around the world.

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  • Exports into RefWorks citation manager

NTIS Bibliographic Database VCU
Abstracts of the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. In addition to other classifications, searches can be done by corporate source, patent number and CAS registry number. Part of Engineering Village. More about the NTIS Database

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.

The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) VCU
Provides a range of information about federal enforcement activities; criminal, civil, and administrative, as well as detailed information about federal staffing, funding, and the diverse characteristics of counties, federal districts, and states.

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.

WestlawNext Campus Research VCU
Legal research, business information, and news. Full-text access to federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, administrative codes, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence 2d, newspapers and magazines.

Zoological Record VCU
The oldest database of animal biology and leading taxonomic reference. Abstracts and citations only. Some links to full-text.

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