March 2022: have you recently lost access to UVA literature databases? See this notice from University Libraries about the change.
UVA Library licensed online books, journals and databases allow offsite (remote) access only to current UVA faculty, students, and staff. However, UVA has subscribed to a collection of online resources specifically licensed for UVA graduates. Follow the instructions below to access these materials.
In the Library:
While in the Library you can use our collection of databases and online journals at our Health Information computers. You can also access the Library's collection of over 3,000 journal titles and 47,000 book titles in print and electronic formats. Borrowing privileges are available for books for Virginia residents. Library services such as reference assistance and Historical Collections access are also available; we suggest calling 434-924-5444 in advance so we can best assist you. Visit the About the Library page for directions and phone numbers.
Resources For UVa Alumni
Graduates of UVa degree programs have access to selected research resources provided by UVa Office of Engagement and the University Library. Use the Free Online Research Library for Alumni to access these resources:
For more information on these resources see the University Library's Alumni Services page
Online Finding Tools for Health Information
These free, online resources represent sources of quality medical information.
Several major biomedical publishers now offer open access to full-text journal articles; if a free version is not available, use a document supplier listed.
Health Resources for Your Patients
The Web is frequently used by patients as a source of health information. Help direct them to these quality sites.
Other Health Sciences Libraries
Many academic health sciences libraries offer access to local area health professionals. To connect with a medical library in your region, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657.