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American Medevac – Battlefield Rescue

During the Vietnam War, CBS News correspondent Morton Dean and cameraman Greg Cooke flew on a harrowing medevac mission to rescue three wounded infantrymen from an enemy infested rice paddy. Dean long wondered what had become of the medevac crew and the bloodied men who were airlifted to safety on that day in 1971. American… Keep reading

Pre-College Halloween Open House

Join us for the Music Library’s Halloween Open House for Blair Academy students and families on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for crafts, story time, music bingo, scavenger hunts, a “stick together” art activity, mini-golf, refreshments, “Haunted Stacks,” and entertainment by our talented Blair Academy students. Wear your costume!… Keep reading

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Reception in Special Collections

A reception for the “Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” exhibit will occur in Special Collections on Friday, October 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. The exhibit… Keep reading

Journal Identification Tool for Prospective Authors

The Center for Knowledge Management has developed a decision support journal identification and evaluation tool to help authors find potential journals for submission.  The online tool is called SPI-Hub, the Scholarly Publishing Information Hub.  Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center users can search for journals by topic, author, or journal title.  Additional  information and… Keep reading

New Version of the Cochrane Handbook Available

The latest version of the Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews of Interventions is now available. The handbook can be viewed online for free.  Chapters can be downloaded with restrictions for Cochrane Collaboration registrants.  A print version of the handbook can also be purchased. More information available at  

Literature Search Workshop, Central Library, October 15

Searching the literature can seem overwhelming, especially making sure you’ve searched in all the possible places. How can you make sure you’re not missing something? How do you ensure you’ve examined all the important scholarship on a topic? Learn how to make the process less stressful by signing up for the “Comprehensive Literature Search” workshop!… Keep reading

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Oct 9

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. So to celebrate their achievements, Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are gathering at the Wond’ry on Tuesday October 9th to share their work on Wikipedia’s pages. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more… Keep reading

Recent Press for “Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art” at the Fine Arts Gallery

Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art, the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s fall exhibition, made headlines (and even a cover page!) this month. The national art magazine Art & Antiques profiled the exhibition in a five-page feature titled “Ageless Images“; The Nashville Scene said our trans-collection exhibition “leads the season’s must-see… Keep reading