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Engineering Research Database: Technological advancement

Find It The Engineering Research Database connects users with 11 different engineering databases and some 100,000 new records each year. There are more than 3,500 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journals, patents, books and press releases that the information is taken from. These databases contain information on civil engineering, biotechnology and much more. It contains […]

Race and Violence Research: Charting the Literature

For much of the 20th century, librarians fielding questions relevant to the topic of race and violence guided researchers to historical and general social science resources. Scholars found articles about people, court cases, or events in databases like America: History and Life, or Sociological Abstracts. Primary evidence might be most easily found in newspapers, and […]

Journal Citation Reports: New look and features

Find It Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is available on the InCites platform from Thomson Reuters. It continues to provide journal citation data along with the calculated Impact Factor and Eigenfactor score but has been enhanced to include all years of data from both the Science and Social Sciences editions. New features include: • Network graphs […]

Kanopy: Video streaming service

Find It Kanopy, new in 2015-16, is a large, educational streaming video service. It provides easy access to more than 26,000 documentaries, feature films, shorts and more. Kanopy adds new videos regularly, so check back to browse new content. Included are many of VCU Libraries’ most-circulated DVD and VHS titles: Still Killing Us Softly 4; La Jetee; […]

Engineering Village: Research in engineering and physics

Find It Engineering Village is the major database platform VCU Libraries provides for locating research papers in engineering. Something for nearly every conceivable engineering research topic, no matter how obscure, can be found there. At VCU, Engineering Village has three science and engineering databases with less memorable names: Ei Compendex Broad and deep indexing of engineering International scope, including […]

Institute of Physics: Access to journals and books expanded

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is a scientific nonprofit society with its roots going back to the Physical Society of London in 1874. IOP’s publishing division produces journals such as Journal of Physics and magazines such as Physics World. In the fall 2015, VCU Libraries updated its subscriptions with IOP to the IOPscience package and platform. IOPscience includes a […]

ICPSR: Source for data in all forms

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data contains data collections and data-related tools that can facilitate teaching or working with data in many different forms. Data sets can be downloaded in SPSS, SAS, Stata and ASCII. In addition to the traditional political and social research data, the database also houses different types […]

Manuscript Matcher suggests where to submit

Find It When deciding where to submit their research for publication, most faculty use the topic, audience and reputation of the journal as their main criteria. Subjective judgment and advice on how to choose can be supplemented by computerized tools like Manuscript Matcher. Manuscript Matcher uses an abstract and, if provided, a reference list to generate a list of suggestions of […]

Stubbins: U.S. municipal buildings postcards

Find It Researchers studying planning, history, architecture and similar subjects that involve built environments now have a new national resource. The Stubbins Collection of U.S. County Courthouse and Municipal Building Postcards has been digitized and is now freely available online. The collection features U.S. county courthouses and other municipal buildings such as town halls and […]