As a distance education student at Virginia Commonwealth University, you have access to many library resources available through the VCU Libraries. Take some time to get acquainted with the Health Sciences Library through this Library Orientation guide.
Make sure you start at the Health Sciences Library Website to access the library's collection. Log in with your VCU eID and password to access:
- Databases - including CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Library, National Guidelines Clearinghouse, etc.
- Journals - electronic access to materials such as Anesthesia and Analgesia, AANA Journal, Anesthesiology, etc.
- Books - search our catalog for print and electronic books for research and clinical practice
- Research Guides - chosen resources to find the best information quickly
If you are having problems with your VCU eID and password, please contact VCU Technology Services.
To access Journal Articles:
- Use the Get-it @ VCU button. Please view the following video, "Get-it @ VCU" below.
- Most of our journals are available electronically and you will be able to access them from your home or office.
- If VCU owns an article only in-print with no internet access, you are able to request the item be copied and emailed through Interlibrary Loan.
- If VCU does not own a journal, you can request the article be copied and sent to you electronically.
- For more information about this service, please view the short video titled "Interlibrary Loan" to the right.
To access Books:
- You are able to check out VCU materials at the library or have it sent to you in the mail for free if your address is outside of the metro Richmond area. Look up your address by zip code to see if you are able to use this service.
- If VCU does not own the material, you can request materials through Interlibrary Loan.
For a comprehensive refresher on accessing and saving materials, be sure to work through this tutorial (which is also located on the first page of this research guide).
If you have any question about the library, use the contact information at the right of this page to email your library liaison.
If you have a question after the library's office hours, you can use the Ask Us form or contact us through this link: