VCU Libraries

Research Guides


Searching Think Tank Publications

Harvard's Kennedy School provides a Google custom search that will search Web publications from a large number of 'think tanks'. Enter your search term(s) in the box as in any Google search. Most of the materials will be freely available.

Government Information

Loansome Doc

Loansome Doc is a fee-based service of the National Library of Medicine that allows users to order articles found in PubMed from a medical library, e.g., VCU Libraries. There are two steps in the registration process: (1) VCU registration; and (2) NLM Loansome Doc registration.

Databases for Finding Articles

Library of Virginia Collections

Open Access

There's a lot of great -- and often scholarly -- information available for free online. The Open Access movement has resulted in many rigorously reviewed collections of scholarly information available fre online. 

Open Access Journals

Other Open Access Resources

You can also find highly credible information other than scholarly content online. There are advanced ways to search Google, and to use Google for your research. To learn how to evaluate the quality of online information use this handout from CSU-Chico.