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Databases by Subject

Most of these databases are made available by the Virtual Library of Virginia!.
Also, check out all our Databases A-Z or our Databases by Format.

General Information in All Subjects

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Health and Medicine

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Humanities-English History Literature Philosophy Religion

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Science and Quantitative Methods-Math, Computer Science, Environment, and the Sciences

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Social Sciences-Business, Education, Psychology, and Sociology

  • American Journal of Psychiatry — Full-text articles dating back to 1997.

  • APA PsycBooks — Full-text books published by the American Psychological Association.

  • APA PsycINFO — Database of citations and abstracts only. Produced by the American Psychological Association.

  • EBSCO's Business Databases   Mobile Version
    — Simultaneously search Academic Search Complete; Associates Programs Source; Business Source Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; Hospitality & Tourism Complete; Newspaper Source Plus; and Regional Business News.

  • EBSCO's Education Databases   Mobile Version
    — Simultaneously search Academic Search Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; Education Research Complete; Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; and Teacher Reference Center.

  • EBSCO's Psychology Databases   Mobile Version
    — Simultaneously search Academic Search Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

  • EconLit — Abstracts of economics literature from around the world.

  • ERIC — Abstracts of journal articles dealing with issues in education.

  • Journal of Marriage and Family — Access and search full-text articles from the Journal of Marriage and Family from 2000 on.

  • Mergent Horizon — Create in-depth company reports and comparisons.

  • Mergent Online — Information on public and private US and international companies.

  • Oxford Reference Online — Dictionaries and handbooks in economics and business, as well as politics and social sciences.

  • Project Muse — Includes online economics journals such as: American Annals of the Deaf; Brookings-Wharton Papers; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Labor Studies Journal; Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology; Social Forces; and Southern Cultures.

  • ProQuest Scientific Abstracts — Includes the databases: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts; PILOTS Database on post-tramautic stress disorder; Social Services Abstracts; and Sociological Abstracts.

  • Salem Health — Psychology and Mental Health.

  • Wiley Online Library — Access books, reference works, and journals on psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and law/criminology.

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More Periodical Resources

  • Find it Virginia — Databases available to patrons of Virginia public libraries. A public library barcode number is needed for access.

  • Full-Text VIVA Online Journal Locator — Directory of journals available online through all VIVA databases. This directory is available both on- and off-campus. Database links within VIVA's online journal directory will only work on-campus. To access actual databases from off-campus, use the appropriate RBC library VIVA database links.

  • JSTOR's Register and Read Program — JSTOR has unlocked many journals in their archive and allows anyone to register with their site and read up to 3 articles every 14 days! You do not have to be affiliated with a college or university to participate in this program.

  • Oxford University Press — Over 100 periodical titles in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full text is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years.

  • Print Periodicals in the RBC Library

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