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Human Subjects Research Protection

Search strategies

More books and journal articles can be found by searching the VCU Libraries Catalog or Databases that VCU subscribes to.

In designing a research project involving human subjects, consider searching PubMed using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) such as the following:

  • Bioethical Issues
  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical Research
  • Codes of Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Duty to Warn
  • Ethics, Professional
  • Ethics, Research
  • Genetic Privacy
  • Helsinki Declaration
  • Human Experimentation
  • Informed Consent

PubMed searches can also be limited to a subset of Bioethics journals.

Top Article Databases


VCU has online subscriptions to some of the top neuroscience journals, some of which are listed here.  Be sure to check our Journal list for more.

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