VCU Libraries

Research Guides

International Students

International students can use this guide to get started using library resources.

Tour Cabell Library

We offer weekly tours of Cabell Library; check the events calendar for the full schedule. Additionally, you can take a mobile tour using your smartphone! 

Ask Us

Library Vocabulary

You may come across unfamiliar words when in the library or doing research.  If you are unsure what the word means, ask!  You can also read definitions of common research words at the links below.

Technology

To print from your laptop in the library, you will need to download and install software to your computer. For downloading help, please contact the Technology Services helpIT Center.

For more information about printing in the library (including scanning, faxing, and large-format printing), please visit the Print, Scan, Copy, Fax guide.

As a VCU student or scholar, you have access to VCU Libraries' databases and online tools whether you are on or off-campus. You simply need to know your eID and password to get connected off campus. When you click on an article or database using the library's website while off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your eID and password before being granted access. See the link below for more information about your VCU eID. If you have any trouble connecting from off-campus, please contact us

VCU Libraries provides a wide range of media and tech services. 

  • Innovative Media -- Innovative Media is located on the lower level (basement) of Cabell Library. You can watch DVDs, listen to CDs, edit your own films and audio, and learn more about media technology.
  • HelpIT Center -- Located in room B-30 of Cabell Library (take a left when you enter the library and go down the stairs), the HelpIT Center provides computer and tech support. 
  • More information -- Further information about technology and media services at the VCU Libraries. 
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