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Medical Artifacts

January 14, 2014 — The Medical Artifacts Collection, housed in Special Collections and Archives at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, offers a visual representation of the history of health care in Virginia since 1838. A sampling of these items is also available through Digital Collections. Full article »

British Periodicals

July 19, 2013 — How was George Washington's decisive victory at Yorktown viewed by the British people? What was it like to read Great Expectations or Oliver Twist in their original serialized formats? Discover all this and more with British Periodicals II, a comprehensive database of full-run publications from the United Kingdom dating back to the 1680s.  Full article »

The Vogue Archive

July 18, 2013 — A century of cultural history of style and society, in image and text.  Full article »

Digital Tutors

July 19, 2013 — A vast online video training library for instruction in computer graphics, visual effects and digital art training. Full article »

Sykes Editorial Cartoon Collection

July 22, 2013 — These editorial cartoons offer insight into American reactions to major events and figures during World War II, as well as a look at the artist's unique style.  Full article »

Business databases

July 22, 2013 — This best-of list for business and industry databases is a great resource for students majoring in business, advertising and mass communications and researchers interested in business rends, entrepreneurship and corporate work. Full article »

Billy DeBeck's Office Door

July 22, 2013 — Have you ever noticed the green door propped in the corner of Special Collections and Archives? It's the office door of pioneering cartoonist Billy DeBeck, featuring an oil painting of one of his most beloved characters. Full article »

Chick Larsen Papers

July 22, 2013 — VCU Libraries' Comic Arts Collection focuses on comic strips, graphic novels, editorial cartoons and more. But a portion of the collection also looks at the life and methods of the artists themselves--like the papers of award-winning cartoonist Chick Larsen. Full article »

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

July 22, 2013 — This year marks more 150th anniversaries of major events in the course of the Civil War. As students, faculty, researchers and members of the Richmond community revisit those events, VCU Libraries offers a significant resource in the history of slavery and abolition. Full article »

New Film Resources

July 22, 2013 — Find photos and interviews and read the trades' coverage of current movies with box office statistics, the biggest stars and more -- all in our newest film databases. Full article »

Oral Pathology Review Images

July 22, 2013 — Oral Pathology Review Images gives dentistry students a new and improved way to study oral abnormalities. Full article »

Index of Christian Art

July 22, 2013 — The Index of Christian Art catalogs art found within a broadly-defined Christian context. In its digital form, the index contains some 80,000 full-text records and more than 100,000 images dating from 30 C.E. to 1550 C.E. Full article »

Scifinder Scholar

July 22, 2013 — VCU Libraries offers unlimited simultaneous user access to the world's most renowned search and discovery tool for chemistry and related disciplines.  Full article »

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

July 22, 2013 — Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a new global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections. Full article »

New England Journal of Medicine

July 22, 2013 — Two centuries of medical journalism from the New England Journal of Medicine are available to VCU users.  Full article »

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 22, 2013 — Faculty: your VCU e-ID gives you free access to news and trends in academia! Full article »

Index Islamicus

July 22, 2013 — Includes information on every aspect of the Muslim world, from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Full article »

Digital Library of Life Sciences

July 22, 2013 — Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences includes ebooks on the biomedical sciences, with lecture-type information written by area experts.  Full article »

Rarely Seen Richmond

July 22, 2013 — An array of 20th century postcards depict Richmond history and architecture. Some 600 are available online. Full article »

Springer eBooks

July 23, 2013 — Springer eBooks offers essential titles in engineering, medicine, biomedical and life sciences as well as chemical and materials science. Full article »


July 24, 2013 — Award-winning collection of more than 9,000 ebooks on science, technology and medicine. Full article »


August 23, 2013 — Want the DSM-5 online? PsychiatryOnline is the place to go. Full article »


November 8, 2013 — Now you can access the full archives of Poictesme, a student literary journal, through VCU Libraries’ digital collections. Full article »

Social Science Electronic Data Library

February 4, 2014 — This online subscription includes more than 680 health and social science datasets from more than 285 studies, all chosen by an expert panel. Full article »

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