VCU Libraries enters a partnership with PLOS to cover publishing costs

VCU Libraries has just entered a partnership with PLOS, a non-profit Open Access publisher. All PLOS journals are Open Access, Plan S compliant, (initiative for full and immediate Open Access publishing supported by cOAlition S funders), and Open Data compliant. Articles are peer-reviewed. Under this new, non-APC based business model, institutions pay an annual fee […]

AccessPhysiotherapy platform includes unlimited physical therapy ebooks and more

VCU Libraries has a new subscription to AccessPhysiotherapy that includes physical therapy ebooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment questions and an interactive cadaver dissection tool.  Among the ebooks in this resource are the latest editions of: Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention; Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation; Neurologic Rehabilitation: Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity in Physical […]

New subscription to JAMA resource supports Evidence-Based Medicine

VCU Libraries now provides access to JAMAevidence, an online resource that has guidance and tools for practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM). It includes the most recent editions of Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods and Care at the Close of Life. It also has calculators, a […]

Tips for faculty: Selecting and sharing course materials with students

VCU Libraries is faculty’s campus partner for selecting and sharing course materials. Drawing on expertise in collections, copyright, and more, libraries faculty and staff can help instructors thinking about textbook affordability, find the right materials for class and ensure those materials are shared legally. Information on this support and more can be found on the […]

Science of Synthesis provides a collection of validated chemical syntheses

VCU Libraries recently purchased Science of Synthesis (SoS) by Thieme. It is a full-text resource of evaluated organic synthetic methods, and it provides critical reviews of organic chemistry transformation as well as validated experimental procedures. SoS has a community of experts that ensures quality, reliability, and valuable insights. It saves time when planning synthesis. It […]

Student Media Center honors Cabell Library staff as advocate

The Student Media Center awarded the staff of Cabell Library with a 2021 ITCHY award. The ITCHys are the annual Student Media Center awards that recognize the achievements of our students and their student media organizations which exemplify the SMC’s principles of Integrity, Tenacity, Creativity and Honesty.  The Student Media Center is the home to […]

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

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 […]

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