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Visitors & Community Members

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.

Community Engagement Librarian

Donna E. Coghill
​Community Engagement Librarian and Coordinator of Campus Partnerships

decoghil@vcu.edu 
804-828-6554
James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue

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

Databases for Finding Articles

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

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