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Library Services for VCU Alumni

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.

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These databases and sites are excellent places to start your research off-campus.

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 free 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