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Find the best library databases for your research.
The new VIVA Faculty Textbook Portal is a catalog designed to assist VCCS faculty in finding and selecting open and affordable textbooks for their courses in one place. The Portal is part of a wide-scale Open and Affordable Initiative by VIVA to provide no-cost and barrier-free access to course curriculum resources for students and researchers. The Portal contains over 200,000 titles from VIVA’s shared library collections, open access textbooks, and ebooks available for VIVA to purchase on behalf of members throughout the state. Please note: The Portal is for faculty members at public institutions within the state of Virginia only.
Please note: The Portal is for faculty members at public institutions within the state of Virginia only.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This collection offers +1,000 fully searchable books, pamphlets, and speeches from the beginning of Jim Crow to post-World War I that provide insights into African American culture and life during this period of segregation and disenfranchisement. Topics include African American identity, relationships with peoples of other nations, and literature.
This collection offers roughly 1,400 fully searchable printed works, books, pamphlets, and speeches from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow. It includes documents related to African Americans and citizenship, voting rights, literacy, land rights, employment, and more, including the gaps between written law and practice.
Multidisciplinary ebook collection, updated in Summer 2021 to include 57 new titles that provide information and research across a broad range of EDI topics, including race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and women’s studies.
A collection of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more that increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada.
This digital archive offers oral histories assembled from interviews with African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and more.