Where’d My Journal Go?

Have you ever looked for a scholarly journal online but not found it? You’re not alone. VCU Libraries subscribes to thousands of titles, but they don’t all look the same online, and their full text is located in various places. Depending on publisher decisions, licensing and other requirements, our holdings for a particular journal might […]

Request Ebooks for Classes through the VIVA Faculty Portal

Screencapture of the homepage of the VIVA Faculty Ebook Portal, with VIVA logo and search bar.

VCU Libraries may be able to help provide affordable versions of course materials to your students. While you won’t find traditional textbooks (e.g. an Algebra 1 or Introduction to US Government textbook) in the library catalog, many of the scholarly works we own as ebooks allow for unlimited simultaneous users, making them ideal for use […]

VCU Libraries is hosting a trial of Medici.tv

VCU Libraries is hosting a trial of Medici.tv, an online platform for streaming classical music videos through March 17. Medici.tv features a library of over 2,000 programs (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts operas ballets documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs masterclasses In addition to the streaming collection, more than 150 live […]

SciFinder-n updates the interface of a key chemistry database

SciFindern is the new version of SciFinder available at VCU beginning January 2021. It is new and improved with a different interface and search algorithm, including ranking results by relevance. It still provides the same access research as the previous SciFinder. It is the key to unlocking chemistry Research and Development productivity. It helps to […]

VCU Libraries announces journal cancellations effective in January 2021

VCU Libraries announces journal cancellations to go into effect beginning in January 2021. This process, announced in August, included feedback from faculty and data analysis of use of materials. Restoration of funds by the university and reductions in cost for some journal packages by publishers eliminated the need for additional cancellations in the current fiscal […]

VCU Libraries election resources

Finding reputable news sources can be a challenge in the current media environment. VCU Libraries offers several databases, research guides, and other materials to help you and your students find solid information about current events. Here are two reputable sources for you to explore: HeinOnline is a collection of databases on relevant resources pertaining to […]

ClinicalKey Cancellation: Ebook access ends Oct. 20

VCU Libraries’ contract for ClinicalKey expires Oct. 20, 2020. VCU Libraries has been unable to negotiate acceptable terms with the vendor and this contract will not be renewed. Although VCU Libraries is attempting to negotiate a brief extension that aligns with the end of the fall semester, access is not guaranteed beyond Oct. 20, 2020. […]

Reminder: Faculty requests required for Kanopy

Beginning in spring semester 2020, all Kanopy film titles required a faculty request for access and approval by the VCU Libraries. Once approved, the film will be available for viewing to everyone in the VCU community. Kanopy film titles and categories remain searchable. A request form appears with each film title. Film requests must be […]

Inspec Analytics: Precision analytics for research excellence

Find It Inspec Analytics (IA) enables researchers and professionals to uncover trends and patterns across a wide range of physics, computing and engineering disciplines, locally and globally. Its addition to the Engineering Village platform takes advantage of Inspec’s precise and accurate indexing. IA uses semantic technology to connect each element of the literature, creating a […]

VCU Libraries invites feedback on proposed journal and database cancellations

To manage anticipated budget cuts, VCU Libraries is planning to cancel subscriptions to some journals and databases effective January 2021. At this stage in the process of selecting titles to retire, the collections department asks for feedback from the VCU academic community.   These cuts to the collection budget are due to the economic effects of […]