Collections overview

Adhering to the mission and values of Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Libraries, the purpose of collection management is to develop exemplary collections that support the University's academic programs, research agenda, health care and outreach efforts, and the overall direction of the future of VCU in its local and global presence. University faculty depend upon VCU Libraries to provide resources that enliven the learning experience. In turn, students rely on VCU Libraries for materials including media and technologies that allow for the creation of new knowledge. We are committed to building a collection that allows researchers at all levels across the VCU community to engage with information in the most creative ways possible.

Sustaining our journal collections

We are assembling, evaluating, and sharing some important information about journal package cost, usage, and growth trends. This will help us assess whether large journal packages, often called “Big Deals”, provide good value and represent a sustainable part of our overall investment in information on behalf of the University. More about sustainable investments and open access support.

Trial databases

Human Kinetics Library

The Human Kinetics Library brings together e-books, demo videos, and other materials that cover 50 different areas of sports and exercise study and provide a greater understanding of the study of physical activity, health, sports, and exercise science.

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Suggest a purchase

If you have a reccomendation for the VCU Libraries collections, please fill out our form to suggest a purchase. Please check VCU Libraries Search to verify that the item is not already in our collections.