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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

SAGE Research Methods VCU
Over 1,000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos on every step of the research process for beginner to expert researchers.

Sanborn Maps (Virginia) VCU
Fire insurance maps of many localities in Virginia. Dates vary, but most are from late 19th century to mid-20th century. Used to trace history, growth, and development of cities and towns.

Science Citation Index VCU
Database of references cited in articles from more than 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

ScienceDirect VCU
Portal to electronic collection of journals published by Elsevier.
Can be used for course content: Portal to electronic journals and books published by Elsevier. More about affordable Course Content

Scifinder VCU
Chemical substances and reactions, research topics, authors, and CA abstract number or patent number from CAplus, CASReact, and Registry databases of Chemical Abstracts Service. Log off when finished. (Not available Sat 6 pm - Sun 8 am).

Serial Set Maps VCU
The maps published as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Short Story Index VCU
Index of more than 76,500 stories from over 4,000 collections.

SimplyAnalytics VCU
Web-Based analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports. (5 concurrent users.)

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive VCU
Presents the history of slavery alongside efforts and actions to end it, drawing from thousands of documents, some very rare, in a comprehensive, conceptual, and global way.

Social Explorer VCU
Easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Social Science Electronic Data Library VCU
Access to over 680 health and social sciences data sets from more than 285 studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Social Sciences Abstracts VCU
Citations and abstracts to articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals.

Social Sciences Citation Index VCU
Database of references cited in articles from more than 1,725 major journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

Social Services Abstracts VCU
Abstracts of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development from more than 1,400 journals.

Social Work Abstracts VCU
Abstracts of articles from social work and other related journals on a variety of social work topics. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

Social Work Reference Center VCU
Provides evidence-based information and current best practices. Includes clinical assessment tools, practice guidelines, drug information, continuing education modules, and patient education information.

SocINDEX with Full Text VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers sociology, abortion, criminology, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, social psychology, socio-cultural anthropology, substance abuse, addictions, violence, and many other subjects.

Sociological Abstracts VCU
Abstracts of articles from international sociology journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations. Database includes Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts (SOPODA) which focuses on policy issues.

Special Ed Connection VCU
Special education related case law, federal policy, statutes, and regulations. Tracks updates, changes, and trends in special education, including IDEA, FERPA, ADA, RTI, PBIS, transition services, early childhood, IEP best practices, and others.

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

SPORTDiscus with Full Text VCU
Abstracts of articles from the international literature on sport and recreation research, with full-text coverage of 530 journals back to 1985. Includes contents of 3 foreign-language databases: Atlantes, Heracles, and Catalogue du Musee Olympique.

Sports Medicine & Education Index VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Indexing and abstracts of scholarly and trade literature covering a variety of content ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesthesiology, sport sociology/psychology, and more.

Springer Nature Experiments VCU
Access to over 50,000 life sciences and biomedical protocols and methods from Springer Nature. Includes Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Protocol Exchange.

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

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage VCU
Financial and investment database providing information for corporate research and for industry, competitive, and investment analysis. Includes Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Bond Reports, among others.

Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS) VCU
Media information including advertising rates, dates and contact data for the Digital Media, Consumer Magazine Business Publication, Newspaper, Radio, and TV & Cable markets.

STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library VCU
Full-text cross-searchable reference books for the health professional. Includes Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and ICD-9-CM.

Structure (NCBI)
Three dimensional structures provide a wealth of information on the biological function and the evolutionary history of macromolecules. This database contains experimentally determined structures, along with tools to investigate how these structures.

STTI Registry of Nursing Research
Searchable database of over 10,000 nursing research studies; from Sigma Theta Tau International, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts VCU
Abstracts from major international journals and books focusing on major areas of women's studies including education, employment, health, socialization, social policy, social psychology, female culture, literary criticism and historical studies.

Sustainability Science Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers all aspects of sustainable development, human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management, and conservation of natural resources.

Synthesis in Engineering and Computer Science Cluster VCU
Synthesis Digital Library organized by numbered collections comprises of engineering and computer science short monographs. Consists of brief introductions to complex topics written by experts in the field. Each one is between 50 and 275 pages long.

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