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  • Becoming Human Institute of Human Origins (VIVA) Learn more about the “human career” how we’ve come to be as we are, and where we’ve been as a species.
  • Biography Reference Bank (RCC, Full Text) Biographical profiles and information.
  • Biological Sciences (VIVA) Abstracts and Citations.
  • Biomedical Reviews Annual Reviews (VIVA, Full Text) Search for articles on topics like food science, genetics, nutrition, neuroscience, and more.
  • BioOne(VIVA) A comprehensive global collection of journals, with sometimes full text access to articles.
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering (VIVA) Abstracts.
  • Books in Print (VIVA ) An important bibliographic tool for books of all varieties. Contains many book reviews.
  • Blackwell Synergy (VIVA) now called Wiley Interscience
  • Business and Company (RCC) (Gale Group) Select the database from the listed resources.
  • Business Source Complete (VIVA, Full Text) Research economics, business history, and business news.

  • Dictionary of Statistics Oxford University Press (VIVA) Contains over 2000 entries on statistics, including computing, mathematical, operational research, and probability.
  • Dictionary of the Social Sciences (Oxford University Press) (VIVA) An Oxford Reference Resource with 1800 entries, including 1500 terms, this resource breaks down social sciences to acquaint readers with each of its various fields.
  • Dissertation Abstracts Proquest (VIVA) Dissertation Abstracts from leading figures worldwide.

  • Factiva (VIVA ) A business database and the exclusive archives of the Wall Street Journal, also has Washington Post and New York Times, all full text. Not available to off-campus users.
  • Family Studies Abstracts With bibliographic records covering topics like marriage, divorce and family therapy, Family Studies Abstracts is an excellent source for researchers interested in learning more about the many facets of this discipline. Scholars within this field are treated to a wide array of unique content, as well as highly regarded works made popular in the realm of family studies.

  • Fuente Academica (VIVA) Spanish language journals.
  • Facts on File (VCCS, Full Text) Issues and Controversies. Use the Encyclopedia, Almanac, or select the latest headline for up to date information about current events and world happenings.
  • Films on Demand (RCC and VCCS) Digital Educational Videos
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Group Reference materials on business, education, history, law, medicine, science, nations and the world, etc
  • GEOBASE (VIVA) Worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology.
  • GPO First Search (VIVA) Government Printing Office
  • Greenfile (VIVA) covers all aspects of human impact on the environment.
  • Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing Ovid(VIVA) A collection of articles based on terms, with appendices included.

  • MasterFILE Premier (VIVA, Full Text) Multidisciplinary database, a great starting place for your research.
  • Materials Business File (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) (VIVA)
  • MathSciNet Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications (VIVA) Search materials from over 400 journals encompassing the latest literature on mathematical science.
  • Mechanical Engineering Abstracts (VIVA) Worldwide literature in mechanical engineering, engineering management and production engineering.
  • MedicLatina (VIVA) Medical research and investigatory journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers.
  • MEDLINE Ebsco (VIVA) United States National Library of Medicine Database.
  • Mergent Horizon (VIVA Companies and Industries.
  • Mergent Online (VIVA) Financial information.
  • METADEX (VIVA) Information and research on metallurgical science and technology.
  • Military and Government Collection (VIVA) Database pertaining to all branches of the military.
  • MLA International Bibliography Gale Group (VIVA) Modern Language Association. Provides access to scholarly literary citations to journals, dissertations, books, and websites.

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstract Provides thousands of summaries of important law enforcement and criminal justice publications including books, government reports, research reports, journals and unpublished research. Content dates range from 1970 to the present.

  • Nature An International Weekly Journal of Science, browse articles, view podcasts, watch videos, and catch news specials.
  • Newspaper Source Plus (VIVA) National and international newspapers, TV and radios news transcripts.
  • Novelist (RCC) Readers’ Advisory Database

  • Papers First (VIVA) Search for conference papers and press releases
  • Peace Research Abstracts provide bibliographic records covering essential topics related to peace analysis including conflict resolution, international affairs and peace psychology.

  • Physical Sciences Reviews (Annual Reviews) (VIVA, Full Text) Browse Journals by collections in Biomedical/Life Science, Physical, and Social Sciences.
  • Plant Science (VIVA) Citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plants.
  • Political Science Complete with Full Text A must-have for researchers in the field, Political Science Complete provides nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association. The database also provides a subject-specific thesaurus with more than 23,500 terms to provide subject searching guidance to researchers.Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.
  • Proceedings First (VIVA) Worldwide meetings, proceedings and conferences.
  • Project Muse (Johns Hopkins University Press) (VIVA, Full Text) An article finder, great for humanities projects.
  • PsycArticles Ebscohost (VIVA, Full Text) Psychology resource.
  • PsycBooks (APA) (VIVA, Full Text)
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection EbscoHost (VIVA) Search for articles on Psychology and Behavioral Science.
  • PsycINFO (VIVA) Comprehensive database including abstracts and some full text with research dating from 1887
  • Public Administration Abstracts Providing up-to-date bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, administration and economy, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, public service personnel and theory and methods.

  • Race Relations Abstracts Offering a fully digitalized archive, Race Relation Abstracts contains over 75,000 records going back to 1975. Carefully selected from the most important publications relating to this discipline, sources includeRace & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies and Journal of Social Issues.

  • Regional Business News (VIVA, Full Text) Business news from regional publications.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection (VIVA) Theology and philosophical studies, full text resources.

  • Safari Books Online eBooks with an emphasis on technology and business.
  • Safety Science and Risk Abstracts (VIVA) Public health safety and industrial hygiene.
  • Salud en Espanol (CHC Spanish Version) Community health in Spanish.
  • Science Magazine AAS (VIVA) Provides News, access to Science Journals, Blogs & Communities, as well as multimedia.
  • Science Resource Center Gale Group (VCCS, Full Text) All things Science
  • SocINDEX with Full Text In addition to nearly 900 full-text journals, SocINDEX with Full Text also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,500 “core” coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from nearly 420 “priority” coverage journals and over 2,900 “selective” coverage journals. Complete with extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources the database also includes searchable cited references are provided.
  • Social Science Reviews Annual Reviews (VIVA, Full Text) Browse reviews on social science topics.
  • Social Text Duke University Press A Journal from the Duke University Press that covers a broad range of social questions including gender, sexuality, and cultural theory.
  • Sociological Abstracts Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (VIVA) Search abstracts about sociology and sociological issues.
  • Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts (VIVA) Global coverage on solid state materials.
  • Studies in Bibliography UVA (Full Text) Provides a wide range of scholarly articles on bibliography and textual criticism

  • Teacher Reference Center (VIVA) Collection of popular journals and magazines for teachers and administrators.
  • Today’s Science (VCCS) Facts on File database designed specifically for students and classroom work.
  • TOXLINE (VIVA) Abstracts and citations on toxicological information.
  • UlrichsWeb Global Serials directory provides bibliographic and publisher information for over 300,000 periodicals, including academic and scholarly journals.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts Including bibliographic records covering essential areas related to the study of cities and regions, this database explores such topics as urban affairs, community development, urban history and other subjects of key relevance to the discipline.

  • Vente et Gestion French language business journals.
  • Violence & Abuse Abstracts This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

  • Virginia Heritage Database of finding aids to manuscript and archival collections, provides information about historical materials that document Virginia History and culture from 1607 to the present.
  • Virginia State Government A link to the directories of the VA state Government

  • Water Resources Abstracts (VIVA) US Geological Society provides technical literature on water related topics worldwide.
  • Wiley InterScience Scientific, technical and medical resources.
  • Women’s Studies International Scholarship about women and feminism.
  • World Almanac Facts on File resource providing vital statistics about all nations.
  • World News Digest (VCCS) Essential world news from 1940 to the present.
  • WorldCat FirstSearch (VIVA) Search books, films, journal and newspaper articles for up to date bibliographic information, including where in the world they’re housed.
  • Worldscope GLOBAL FirstSearch Corporate information on the world’s largest companies.
  • YourJournals @ OVID (VIVA) Find information from scientific and medical journals and books, full text.


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