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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
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#GoOpenVA is a collaborative initiative that enables educational entities throughout Virginia to create, share, and access openly-licensed educational resources (OER, also known as open education resources). OER are free digital materials that can be used or modified to adjust to student needs; they are openly-licensed unhampered by many traditional copyright limitations.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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We have complementary access through August 2020. AccessBiomedicalScience provides reference books, textbooks, and case studies in public health and pharmacology, to biomedical engineering, toxicology, neuroscience, and bioinformatics.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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AccessEngineering provides engineering handbooks and textbooks, plus instructional videos.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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AccessScience provides reference books, interactive videos, and curriculum maps.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers. Access is restricted to VTCSOM faculty and students.
  • Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
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This database indexes journal articles and openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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We have temporary access to this database through December 31, 2020. 19th Century British Pamphlets provided digitized British pamphlets from the 19th century held in research libraries in the United Kingdom with more than one million pages for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.
The Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers collection provides invaluable perspective on the first half of the twentieth century began with the demise of China’s last imperial dynasty, the Great Qing, and ended with the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949. The press of more than twenty cities is represented, spanning the Chinese mainland and the entire half century. The collection provides researchers a richly comprehensive perspective on Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic.
The Library of Virginia provides digitized government documents and records, letters and diaries, maps and photos, manuscripts, sheet music, and more.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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We have temporary access to this database through December 31, 2020. Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa provides digitized primary sources on apartheid and political development in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Content includes periodicals, pamphlets, and local newspaper reports,
nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, UN documents, personal papers and correspondence, out-of-print and other relevant books, photographs, and speeches and interviews.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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This database provides overs 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song. 1901-2000.
  • Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
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Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years.
  • Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
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We have temporary access to this database until December 31, 2020. World Heritage Sites: provides a digitized collection of more than 86,000 objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage and rock art sites. This collection aids researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, geography, history, and literature, as well as those focused on geomatics, historic preservation, urban planning, and visual and spatial technologies.
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