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AccessScience VCU
Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Includes embedded video and images in the articles which can be downloaded for use in class presentations and demonstrations.
Can be used for course content: Primary research material, videos and animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers. More about affordable Course Content

ASTM Compass VCU
Industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, materials science, mechanical, and nuclear, among others.

Compendex VCU
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature; part of Engineering Village. One of the default databases.

Search or browse Taylor & Francis eBooks. Select 'Show content I have access to' when the results display. Browse by subjects to display results similar to the ...netBASE contents, e.g., Bioscience, Engineering, Environment.
Can be used for course content: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine ebooks. More about affordable Course Content

Engineering Village VCU
Comprehensive source of up to date engineering information and reviewed engineering web sites. Includes Compendex, INSPEC, and NTIS.

Full-text articles from over 12,000 publications from IEEE and IEE including journals, magazines, transactions, and proceedings. Select content from 1952-1987.

The premier database for physics, computer science and electrical engineering information. Includes citations, abstracts, and some links to full-text. Part of Engineering Village; one of the default databases.

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

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

Safari Books Online VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Books on all aspects of computers, programming and the web from such publishers as O'Reilly, Sams, New Riders and Adobe.
Can be used for course content: Includes full text of many educational books and textbooks in science and engineering, with a particular focus on computer science. More about affordable Course Content

SPIE Digital Library VCU
Most extensive resource in optics and photonics. Comprises conference proceedings and SPIE journals.

SpringerLink VCU
Collection of world's leading interactive databases of high quality Science, Technology and Medicine journals, book series, books and reference works.
Can be used for course content: Full text books, including text books, in computer science, mathematics, engineering, life sciences and medicine. More about affordable Course Content

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.

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