Resources for Preceptors
Preceptors from a number of different departments and schools at Virginia Commonwealth University enjoy access to library resources as one of their benefits. A complete list of online full-text electronic journals, online books, and electronic databases is available from the VCU Libraries homepage.
Our electronic resource licenses require that remote access to subscribed electronic resources is restricted to VCU affiliated users, including faculty, staff, and students at Virginia Commonwealth University. To ensure that those accessing resources from off-campus are affiliated with VCU, a login is required. Your affiliation with VCU is established from off-campus with your VCU eID. If you do not know your eID, please contact your sponsoring department and/or program coordinator for more information. VCU Libraries faculty and staff are available to help answer questions regarding accessing electronic resources from home or off-campus, and online tips are available to explain remote access in our Remote Access Help Guide.
- MEDLINE via PubMed
- NLM Online Databases and Databanks: access to OldMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, POPLINE, TOXNET
- MEDLINEPlus: an excellent resource for patient care information
- What's the Difference between MEDLINE and PubMed?
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Information for patients about clinical research studies; search by condition and location of trial
Steps to be fully connected to the library...
In order for preceptors, adjunct faculty, and others who are not paid by the university to gain access to library resources, their departments must have them registered them as VCU affiliates. Check with your department to verify you are correctly registered. More information about affiliate access to university systems is available through VCU Human Resources.
Instructions on using EZProxy - the technology which allows access from home or else where - can be found at the Remote Access Help Guide.
- Library Catalog
Search the VCU Libraries Catalog to determine what books, journals and non-print materials are owned and where they are located.
Evidence-based primary care information designed to be used at point-of-care. Tools for differential diagnosis, evaluation and management of medical conditions, patient education and procedures skills review.
- MD Consult VCU A clinical library online including reference books, journals, and patient education materials. Enter through Generic Edition, or set up your own Personal Edition
- MICROMEDEX and mobileMICROMEDEX VCU
Users can find Drug information, Alternative Medicine information, Acute Care information, Toxicology information and Drug interaction information. The content must be updated quarterly. mobileMICROMEDEX provides abbreviated drug information from MICROMEDEX for PDA users.
- Complete List of Library Databases