The Shadow of the Sun: E.E. Barnard and the Solar Eclipse

Central Library Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: April 7, 2:00-3:30pm In the study of astronomy and earth sciences, the Sun dominates the field in its importance to life on Earth.  The Sun provides energy to plants which provide food and oxygen, influences weather patterns in the atmosphere, and warms the surface of the planet to… Keep Reading

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but NCBI’s new PubMed Journals will help you keep up-to-date. PubMed Journals lets you: Easily find and follow journals of interest Browse new articles in your favorite journals Keep up-to-date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (Part 2)

Guest Post by Brenda Thompson For this week’s post, I decided to follow up on my February 13 blog post: Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover. In that post, I discussed this book from the University of Nashville collection:   As noted then, you can see from the photograph that the book’s spine has… Keep Reading

Struggling with a research paper? Check out these resources!

Spring break is over, which means the end of the semester is closer than ever! It also means it’s time to jump in and finish those research papers and projects. Peabody librarians have created a number of resources to help you make sure your papers are properly formatted and full of the highest quality research…. Keep Reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March is ART+FEMINISM and Vanderbilt Library’s having a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Why We Edit Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented: less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Line Engraving

Guest Post by Brooke Jackson As an intern at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and Archives, I have come across many interesting characteristics working with rare books. One such quality is that many of the books contain beautiful pieces of artwork. The artwork typically depicts various images such as maps, portraits, animals, etc. The technique used to… Keep Reading

Music Library Spring Break Hours

The Music Library will be open 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. (March 6-10) during Spring Break. Regular hours will resume on March 12 (Sunday, 2-10 p.m.) The Music Library is closed on March 5 (Sunday)

Intern Insights: Literary Societies at the University of Nashville

Guest post by Brenda Thompson The older books that Brooke and I are processing as part of our internship this semester are part of a collection from the University of Nashville — a school to which Vanderbilt traces its roots, and which had its heyday primarily in the 1800s (it existed as a distinct entity… Keep Reading

Spring Break Hours @ Peabody Library

Peabody Library will be closed on Sunday, March 5th for a power outage on campus. The full schedule of Peabody Library’s Spring Break hours is: Friday, 3/3                          8am-6pm Saturday, 3/4                     10am-6pm Sunday, 3/5… Keep Reading

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