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

Embase (via Ovid) VCU
Biomedicine and pharmacology citation database (1974 - present) with an international scope. Recommended for use in systematic reviews, and for finding drug and medical device information. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.

PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts) VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
APA database of abstracts for psychological literature. Includes journals, dissertations, reports, book chapters, and other scholarly documents. Covers 1887 - present (limited coverage from 1887 - 1926).

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

AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine VCU
Citations and abstracts to journal articles in complementary medicine, palliative care, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and other professions allied to medicine.

AccessEmergencyMedicine VCU
Search for diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases. Includes videos, images, and more than a dozen emergency medicine textbooks.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of journals in medicine and life sciences.

IndexCat: Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U.S. Army
Comprehensive subject catalog of books, pamphlets, dissertations, reports and some journal articles published from the 1400s through 1950 and held by the National Library of Medicine.

TRIP Database
Using the principles of evidence-based medicine, the TRIP Database is designed to find answers to clinical questions using the best available evidence. Sources include PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and websites focused on clinical information.

AccessMedicine VCU
Collection of over 60 medical textbooks from McGraw-Hill including Harrison's Online. Also features case files, diagnostic tools, self-assessment questions and patient handouts.

Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard) VCU
Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on complementary and alternative medicine treatments. Includes evaluation of therapies for specific conditions, herbs and supplements, and diet therapies.

PsychiatryOnline VCU
Psychiatry portal that features the full-text of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), textbooks, journals and Guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association. Provided by the VCU School of Medicine.

Interface for searching MEDLINE that offers enhanced features for more powerful and precise search strategies. Not compatible with Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.

Immunology Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers studies relating to all aspects of immune systems in man and animals, including normal functions and disorders.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Public database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Includes summaries, links to full-text when available, tools for comparison, glossary, and PDA downloads.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) VCU
Information on measurement instruments (e.g., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, tests, etc.) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers the literature of calcium research.

Health & Safety Science Abstracts VCU
Covers topics relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety, occupational safety, and ergonomics.

Neurosciences Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers all aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate neuroscience, emphasizing basic research but also including such devastating neural diseases as Alzheimer's.

TOXLINE VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Abstracts of the literature in all areas of toxicology including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens; (does not include information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or IPA).

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Bibliographic data for basic science research and clinical applications related to AIDS, immunology, virology, and cancer genetics.

AccessSurgery VCU
Resource for surgical education including textbooks, videos, drug information, and board review questions.

Integrated system of free Web toxicology and environmental health databases. Includes HSDB, TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, IRIS, TRI, CCRIS, GENE-TOX, and DART/ETIC.Information about the databases

Virology and AIDS Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers the world literature on every aspect of virology in humans, animals, and plants, with topics ranging from replication cycles to oncology, hepatitis B virus vaccination, viral genetics, interferon, and more.

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.

Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Focuses on the experimental and clinical literature on mechanisms of oncogenes and growth factors, and every aspect of oncogene research into the molecular basis of malignant transformations.
Registry of clinical trials in the U.S. and around the world. Provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and contacts for more details.

R2 Digital Library VCU
Collection of over 500 full-text books in the health sciences.

VisualDx VCU
VisualDx is a clinical decision support system that allows validation of a medical diagnosis based on visual conditions. It contains over 25,000 medical images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type. Provided by the VCU Health System.

Collection of peer-reviewed health education tutorials, videos, assessment tools and other resources. Free registration required for access.

Cochrane Library VCU
Database of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.The Cochrane Collaboration

Clinical information tool providing reviewed clinical reference material. Includes pharmaceutical information, patient handouts, graphics. Provided by the VCU Health System.

AccessAnesthesiology VCU
Search anesthesiology reference tools for practice guidelines, procedure videos, drug information, and quick answers. Includes full-text clinical textbooks for anesthesiology.

AccessPediatrics VCU
Includes Rudolph's Pediatrics and 10 other full-text books, multimedia, drug information and other resources.

Database containing over 450 drug records with information such as maternal levels in breast milk, infant levels in blood, potential effects in breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, and alternate drugs to consider.

MedicLatina VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Citations and PDF full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

HEAL (Health Education Assets Library)
Digital library of over 22,000 images and multimedia educational materials for the health sciences.

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

Comprehensive Physiology VCU
This authoritative collection of physiology information includes recently published review articles and an online version of the American Physiology Society’s renowned Handbook of Physiology (1977-2008) book series.

Up-to-date reviews of very current books and films in psychology, behavioral sciences, and health.

PsycEXTRA VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Gray literature database including newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, 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.

Contains over 300 videos featuring therapy demonstrations showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers more than 200 topics.

Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from over 60 journals published by the APA and allied organizations. Includes book reviews and letters to the editor.

Access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
Annotated multimedia list of prose, poetry, film, video and art for teaching and research in medical humanities.

Alt HealthWatch VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Full-text journals, reports, and pamphlets on complementary, holistic and alternative health care. Book excerpts are also included.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination VCU
Videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinicians. The site features over eight hours of video content.

ClinicalKey VCU
Clinical reference resource with over 1100 medical ebooks, 600+ full-text journals from Elsevier, FirstConsult point-of-care monographs, procedural videos, drug information, practice guidelines, patient education handouts and more.

Abstracts of the literature of social gerontology. Literature covered is of interest to researchers, health professionals, and consumers. Produced by AARP.

Full-text database of scholarly books published by the APA and others. Includes over 1000 classic, landmark titles. Includes entries from the APA/Oxford Encyclopedia of Psychology.

NCBI Global Query
Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including PubMed. Results indicate the number of records in each database.

Counseling and Therapy in Video VCU
Hundreds of therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews. Features over 175 therapists practicing more than 50 therapeutic approaches. Includes 55 teaching and discussion guides.

Full-text information for health professionals and consumers on HIV/AIDS. Includes guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, educational materials and more. VCU
Streaming training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment.

Anatomy.TV VCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy. This database works most effectively with Internet Explorer.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, case studies and company profiles.

National Academies Press
Free access to books, reports and proceedings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Physical Education Index VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Includes wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance.

Biotechnology Research Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (
Covers research on all aspects of biochemical, medical, and microbial technology as applied to bioengineering, medicine, agriculture and environmental science.

Genetics Home Reference
National Library of Medicine's Web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.

SpringerLink VCU
Collection of world's leading interactive databases of high quality Science, Technology and Medicine journals, book series, books and reference works.

Disaster Lit
Links to disaster medicine and public health documents from government agencies and non-commercial sources. Includes expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, factsheets, websites and similar items freely available on the Web.

Oxford Scholarship Online VCU
Access to the full text of Oxford University Press titles published between February 2015 and January 2016 in subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

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