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Google Books

Google Books provides full-text access to many books in the public domain or out of copyright, and partial access to others.



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 Medline/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

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