New anti-racism guide helps you explore a critical topic

Find It VCU Libraries is committed to helping our communities identify, explore and understand the systemic racism that infuses all aspects of our lives, so that we can advance our work in confronting that racism.  This online guide provides a launching point for exploring the subject of anti-racism. This is an important, rapidly growing field, […]

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 […]

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 […]

STEM partnership provides 21 local high schools with free access to science video resource

After upgrading its subscription to JoVE, a science video resource, VCU Libraries had an opportunity to participate in JoVE’s College Ready STEM Partnership program, where select local area high schools are offered free access to JoVE Unlimited for as long as VCU Libraries continues to renew its subscription. Access was set up for 21 high […]

New PubMed debuts May 18

Beginning May 18, 2020, the PubMed interface will look different. One of the most used resources of VCU Libraries, PubMed is the world’s premier biomedical and health sciences database, providing access to more than 30 million citations. This free resource is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the National […]

Streaming media available through VCU Libraries

VCU Libraries subscribes to and licenses streaming media across academic disciplines to enhance and expedite online learning and instruction. These resources, accessed remotely by all in the VCU community through the university login, can be especially useful now, when classes are being taught remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once logged in, streaming media from VCU […]

New edition of ‘AMA Manual of Style’ available online

Find It  VCU Libraries now offers an online version of the newest edition of the The AMA Manual of Style. This is a must-use guide for those seeking to publish research findings in the health and biomedical sciences fields. In addition to nuts-and-bolts guidance on punctuation, capitalization and grammar, the new online edition covers how […]

Suffrage Centennial: VCU Libraries offers resources to explore online

August 26, 2020 will mark the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in state and federal elections in the United States. As the nation celebrates this expansion of suffrage, VCU Libraries is sharing items from its collections of women’s history materials held in Special Collections and Archives and additional […]

Digital Collections moves to a new software platform

Logo for Islandora software

VCU Libraries’ Digital Collections are now housed on a new platfom. After nearly 15 years using one software, the libraries is now using Islandora. Check it out at digital.library.vcu.edu. After: digital collections in Islandora Why Islandora? Islandora is emerging as an industry standard for digital library repositories. It is open-source software that supports modern library technologies and new and […]