Students can now search for classes by textbook cost

Did you know that you can search for classes based on textbook costs? In 2019, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law requiring all public higher education institutions to “identify conspicuously in the online course catalogue or registration system…each course for which the instructor exclusively uses no cost or low-cost course materials” (VA § 23.1-1308). At […]

Avoid paywalls when reading the news

Reach your limit of free news articles? Free full text access is available to the Richmond Times Dispatch, Washington Post, New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education through their online websites, or through their item records in VCU Libraries Search (Richmond Times Dispatch | Washington Post | New York Times | Chronicle of Higher Education). Richmond Times Dispatch: Access through Access World News. Washington Post: When connected […]

Beautiful books from the Art Browsery

The Art Browsery, a dedicated book display on the fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, offers new, beautiful books that can inform creativity and inspire creations.  During the Covid crisis, the section was retired for safety reasons because glossy paper stock was known to retain the virus. Now, it’s back. Arts librarians at Cabell have […]

Now offering the LWW Health Library: Premium Basic Sciences Collection

VCU Libraries now provides access to the LWW Health Library: Premium Basic Sciences Health Collection, which includes core biomedical science ebooks in anatomy, microbiology/immunology, pathology and physiology. This resource also includes ebooks on basic clinical topics, such as Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, as well as skill performance evaluation lists, case studies, […]

VCU Libraries notifies faculty about ebooks assigned in classes

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with Barnes and Noble@VCU, VCU Libraries is able to notify faculty on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses when a book they are assigning is available as an unlimited user ebook. Although purchasing traditional textbooks (e.g. Algebra 1, Introduction to US History) falls outside of our collection guidelines, we […]

About the Charles Brownell Collection

The April 2, 2022 program on Artistic Mansions of West Franklin Street is a continuation of a career of teaching and leadership in architectural history by Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D. Brownell, teaching in the Art History Department, headed VCU’s Architectural History Program and for 20 years organized a symposium of architecture and decorative arts. After […]

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 […]

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