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. 

We also have a number of resources to orient you to the library services and website. Be sure to visit the Library Orientation: Tompkins-McCaw Library research guide for updated information about the library.

You can also practice using the library's website and resources through the following tutorials:

  • TML Website Orientation for the College of Health ProfessionsThis tutorial will highlight the main features of the library's website, as well as important services available to you as an affiliate of VCU.
  • Creating an ILLiad Account: Before you can start requesting items from VCU Libraries, you will need to set up an account. This research guide will show you how to create an account and request items through interlibrary loan.

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.

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