VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Patient Counseling

Overview of library research resources for the Department of Patient Counseling in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions.


This research guide was designed to give you an overview of library research resources which may be useful during your affiliation with the Department of Patient Counseling.  If you need help with anything you see here, please contact Talicia Tarver.

Best Bets

These databases will be good starting points for your research.  For more databases which you may find useful for your research, check the "Research Focused" link in this guide.

Community Health Education Center

The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is a comprehensive information center/library where VCU Health System patients, their families and the local community may research health topics and get answers to health questions. Resources include books, videos, journals, resources for children, multilingual resources, and Internet access. CHEC is located on the ground floor of the VCUHS Gateway Building and is open from Monday through Friday, from 10 A.M.- 4 P.M. For more information, call (804) 828-2432

Personalized Information Services

If you have not found what you are looking for in 10 minutes ... it's time to call a librarian at Tompkins-McCaw Library.

Your librarian can provide many information based services for free, including:

  • Systematic Reviews - assistance with searching, citation management, and appraisal.
  • Expert Literature Searches
  • Evidence Based Practice Searches
  • Citation Management assistance
  • and more.

We can also come to your office, lab or faculty meeting, or class to give presentations on:

  • PubMed, CINAHL, PsycInfo, or any other VCU Libraries resource
  • Finding images or protocols