New Feature in Library Catalog Targets Online Books and Articles

The Heard Libraries have recently updated their Library Catalog to make it easier to locate books and articles fully available online. Users should select the “Advanced Search” in the catalog, and choose the option to search for “Electronic Resources.” From there, you can enter keywords for your topic (e.g. “educational technologies”), or search for a… Keep reading

Found in Cuba: The Ingenuity and Creativity of Ediciones Vigía

A new online exhibit has been created based on an exhibit in Special Collections and the exhibit-opening lecture given by Paula Covington, subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Ediciones Vigía began making handmade books in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1985, limited to 100-200 copies, to make national literature known to Cubans and to create… Keep reading

Collage of Ediciones Vigia books

Updates to Free Access Databases

Many publishers and databases continue to offer enhanced, free access to content during the pandemic. The Vanderbilt Libraries continue to update the COVID-19 Guide that provides information on enhanced access to databases, collections, and textbooks. Enhanced access has ended from some sources, so please check the guide for updates.

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Subscription Now Available to Digitalia Hispánica

The library has recently acquired a one-year subscription to Digitalia Hispánica http://www.digitaliapublishing.com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/ This database includes access to over 30,000 Spanish language e-books (mainly Iberian) and about 5,000 e-journals. You can search this as a separate database but all the titles are also listed in our catalog. The e-books include a wide range of disciplines but… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellows Curate New Exhibition Slated to Open in the Fall

The University Libraries will open a new exhibition, “Tending to Popular Thought: What People Read and Why,” this fall in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The physical exhibition, curated by four undergraduate Buchanan Library Fellows during spring semester 2020, delayed by the COVID pandemic will be installed to mark the start of a new… Keep reading

Unpaywall Links Now Available in the Catalog

Additional Open Access (OA) content is now discoverable via new Unpaywall links in the Library Catalog. Unpaywall harvests OA content from legal sources including repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers themselves. The Unpaywall functionality has recently been added to Alma and will appear as links in… Keep reading

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Library Statement on Racial Injustice in Our Society

Vanderbilt Libraries acknowledge our responsibility to work as allies in an effort to create a community that is open-minded and anti-racist. Modern librarianship adheres to an essential set of core values that include freedom of speech, promotion of diversity, and recognition of our social responsibility to inform and educate for progress. As our mission statement… Keep reading

Digital Stress Relief Resources From Vanderbilt Libraries

Uncertain times can often result in higher than normal levels of stress and anxiety. The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have created a collection of fun, uplifting, and engaging resources to promote stress-relief and well-being. The guide, which also links to resources from Vanderbilt University, has a little something for everyone, from intellectually engaging virtual… Keep reading

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An Engineering Student Copes with COVID-19 Quarantine

This is a first in a series of articles written by the Science and Engineering library’s student assistants about their life during the COVID-19  quarantine. My name is Nairah (Nay- er-ah) Moustafa , a junior biomedical engineering (BME) major with an engineering management (EngM) minor. I am from Alexandria, Egypt but was born and raised… Keep reading

Nairah Moustafa poses on South Carolina bridge.

Vanderbilt Libraries Roll Out Material Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service for resources that are not available electronically will be expanded during the week of June 15 to include items from all Vanderbilt Libraries and offsite storage locations. Online requests are fulfilled with electronic versions of resources whenever possible. We are happy to help you locate items.  Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery… Keep reading

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