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Trial Databases

VCU Libraries users have temporary access to these databases while they are under consideration for a subscription. Your feedback is very valuable in this selection process, so please let us know what you think of these resources.

Scientific Style and Format Online through April, 2015

VCU Libraries offers a trial of Scientific Style and Format Online, the latest edition of the style manual from the Council of Science Editors (CSE). Aside from a quick guide with examples for formatting citations, it also has the full text of the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, including information to assist with manuscript preparation, markup, and revision. 

Psychological Experiments Online through March 27, 2015

All VCU students, faculty and staff may access Psychological Experiments Online.

Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It's packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports in topics from obedience to authority and conformity to operant conditioning.

According to the resource's website: "Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries, fostering deeper levels of understanding for students and scholars alike. These experiments have far-reaching impacts on fields as diverse as sociology, business, advertising, economics, political science, law, ethics, and the arts."

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