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Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & 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 standards, journals, conference proceedings, manuals, and more. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines including biomedical, chemical, environmental, health and safety, materials science, mechanical, and nuclear, among others.
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature; part of Engineering Village.
Covidence (Pilot access provided until Dec 2025)
Covidence is a collaborative tool that streamlines systematic review workflows for screening, data extraction, and quality assessment. See instructions for requesting an account.
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
Access to up-to-date engineering literature and patent databases providing coverage from a wide range of trusted engineering sources. Includes Compendex, INSPEC, and NTIS.
Full-text database of IEEE and IET publications, including publications from predecessors such as IEE, IRE, and AIAA. Includes abstracts and full text for journals, magazines, transactions, published standards, and proceedings.
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) database in physics, computer science, and electrical engineering. Includes citations, abstracts, and select full text for journals, proceedings, books, and other materials. Part of Engineering Village.
E-books and other reference works in engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, earth and environmental sciences, and other areas. Utilizes interactive tables with customizable data, charts, graphs, and equations.
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 DatabaseVCU
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. Access through Engineering Village. More about the NTIS Database
Safari Books OnlineVCU VIVA
Safari Books Online is now O'Reilly for Higher Education. Access e-books, videos, live online training, case studies, and interactive learning programs on topics ranging from programming and IT networking to project management and business strategy.
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 LibraryVCU
Most extensive resource on optics and photonics. Contains technical papers from SPIE journals and conference proceedings as well as e-books from SPIE press.
Comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological, and medical journals, books, and reference works published by Springer and a growing number of other publishers.
Can be used for course content:Full-text books, including textbooks, in computer science, mathematics, engineering, life sciences and medicine. More about affordable course content
Web of ScienceVCU
Cross-search multiple databases including the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as Chemical Indexes.