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SAGE Research Methods: Building better methods

Find It Methodology is relevant to research in all disciplines. SAGE Research Methods is a database that focuses on methods over subject. That makes SAGE Research Methods very useful for research methods classes. It is also useful for researchers writing a methods section in a thesis, journal or dissertation.  There are several key ways to use SAGE Research Methods: […]

Embase: Broaden your biomedical and pharmacological research

Find It Embase is now available at VCU. VCU Libraries recommends users turn to this vast biomedical and pharmacological research database as a companion to PubMed/MEDLINE because of its broad international research scope. This deep resource draws on publications from more than 90 countries. Embase provides access to 30 million abstracts and citations from more […]

Heat Exchanger Design Handbook Online: Standard reference on heat exchangers

Find It VCU Libraries has recently acquired a new resource. The Heat Exchanger Design Handbook is a standard reference source for design and other information on heat transfer, heat exchanger and other associated technologies. This online resource is the updated and expanded electronic version of the print. It covers all aspects of heat exchanger design […]

After National Guideline Clearinghouse shutdown: Use these library resources

Due to a loss in federal funding, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse was shut down on July 16, 2018. To continue accessing current, evidence-based clinical guidelines, VCU Libraries’ users can tap the following resources. PubMed (1-minute video tutorial) Conduct a search for a condition (e.g. diabetes). To the left of your […]

Peace Research Abstracts: Security and conflicts

Find It Peace Research Abstracts is published by the Peace Research Institute in Ontario, Canada. It covers public affairs, security and conflict resolution. An Ebsco database, it is easy to use for beginning and advanced researchers. Thousands of international journals are indexed, from Journal of Conflict Resolution to Global Governance to Peace Economics. Abstracts date […]

Public administration abstracts

Find It Public Administration Abstracts is a bibliographic database covering essential areas related to public administration including theory and methods, administration and economics, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, urban and regional planning and studies and public service personnel in the United States and worldwide. The resource […]

Access World News: New shortcuts

Find It Access World News has added two shortcuts: Access Business News and America’s News Magazines. These shortcuts will help you find information on small and private companies as well as niche products. This is a useful resource to consider if you think you have exhausted all the options. Access Business News Access Business News is […]

ICPSR: Consortium for Political and Social Research

Find It Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations. It provides leadership and training in data access, curation and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. […]

Disasters touch many Wilder School interests

The moment a fire breaks out, a hurricane makes landfall, a tornado touches down, or a trickle turns to a flood, the clock starts on response, recovery and mitigation of the current disaster as well as planning for future events. At the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Policy, each discipline has a […]

Merck Index Online: for research and everyday

Find It Merck Index Online is an authoritative source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. You an search or browse its more than 11,000 monographs (chemical compounds) that can be explored for research and everyday practical purposes. Ideal for quick searches to reveal the properties of compounds and biologicals, Merck Index Online provides identifiers such […]

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