Category results for: Research

Portals to the Past: 1898 catalog offers RVA design details

Find It The newest addition to VCU Libraries’ digital collections featuring architectural elements of the American South is a catalog of doors, windows, mantels and sashes for 1880s buildings. Thomas E. Stagg was a 19th century Richmond, Va. firm and manufacturer of sashes, blinds and doors for the construction of homes and businesses. Operations were […]

Underground and Independent Comics and Graphic Novels

Find It Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels is the first scholarly database that is focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Browse through one of the thousand of titles, including works like “Terrific Comics” and “Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories.” It includes more than 75,000 pages of original material […]

Anatomy.TV: Structures of the human body

Find It Anatomy.TV provides users with quality, in-depth information on the entire composition of the human body. The database divides the body into nine sections for users to search through, including the head and neck, the foot and ankle and the thorax and abdomen. Along with the general structure, users are given the MRI, slides […]

Dance in Video: Dance technique and style reference

Find It With more than 500 hours of video to choose from dance enthusiasts are able to find instructional dance videos from a variety of genres. It contains genres from contemporary ballet to avant-garde. Watch Frederic Franklin and Stanley Zompakos beautifully recreate excerpts from Mozartiana or discover the proper center work techniques with the Finis […]

Journal of Social Theory: Art education resouce

Find It An important publication in the arts world, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, now has a new publishing base: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Scholars Compass. VCU Libraries launched it in mid-summer. Paper proposals for the next thematic issue on “Navigating Divides” will also be managed through Scholars Compass. Deadline for submission is […]

New Web of Science Databases: Expanded resources

VCU Libraries in 2015 expanded its access to Web of Science (WOS) databases with the addition of new titles and backfile coverage for existing titles. BIOSIS Citation Index: expanded version of BIOSIS Previews with cited indexing Book Citation Index: cited indexing for more than 30,000 books in social sciences, humanities and sciences; see the YouTube […]

African-American Music: Genres, artists and liner notes

Find It African-American Music Reference contains more than 50,000 pages of text and 17,000 pages of liner notes that offer insight into one of the many forms of African-American musical expression. The site provides essays with commentary on the various works it has to offer. It contains a variety of genres from American folk to hip-hop […]

Oral History Online: 2,700-plus collection of text, audio, video

Find It Oral History Online takes pride in being a landmark database of English language oral history. It offers more than 30,000 pages of full text. The materials are divided into several categories, including repositories, collections, interviews, places and historical events and are in alphabetical order. More than 2,700 collections are offered. Interviews date back […]

VCU Bulletin: Available online

Find It The bible for students, the new VCU Bulletin is available in an updated website. The undergraduate, graduate and professional bulletins contain information about university policies, course descriptions and academic requirements for the programs available to the respective student populations. Visit bulletin.vcu.edu to view the 2015-16 edition on its new site. One of the tabs […]

Book Citation Index: Books and publications connections

Find It A powerful new tool allows researchers and scholars to identify connections between books and other forms of scholarly publications. The Book Citation Index (BCI) is now part of  VCU Libraries’ subscription to Web of Science and includes information on more than 30,000 books in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. BCI tracks the […]

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