Government Documents Tour, Central Library, February 21

Have you ever wondered why the library has a separate government documents department? Or why government documents might be useful to you in your research? Join us on February 21, 12:10pm, at the Government Information Desk on the fourth floor at Central Library, for a tour of the government documents depository and a brief primer… Keep reading

Zotero Workshop at Central Library, February 19

Want a better way to manage your citations for papers — besides typing them all in yourself?  Consider signing up for the “Introduction to Zotero” workshop at the Central Library on Wednesday, February 19, 12:10 p.m. , Room 612A.  Zotero allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents…. Keep reading

Mendeley Workshop at Central Library, January 28

Want a better way to manage your citations for papers — besides typing them all in yourself? Consider signing up for the “Introduction to Mendeley” workshop at the Central Library on Tuesday, January 28, 6-7 p.m. , Room 612A. Mendeley allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents…. Keep reading

Spring Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

Would you like to sharpen your research skills? Is there a particular citation manager or other research tool that you’ve always wanted to learn more about? If so, plan to attend one (or more) of Central Library’s Research Hacks Workshops this spring! Subject librarians are offering free-of-charge hour-long workshops on a range of research hacks… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Academic Video Online

The libraries recently started a subscription to Alexander Street’s streaming library service, Academic Video Online. This service includes thousands of documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, and original and raw footage from multiple areas and disciplines. Whatever your area of interest, whether it’s for research or entertainment or relaxation, Academic… Keep reading

Mobile self-checkout: easy and fast!

The Central, Divinity, Biomedical, and Peabody libraries have launched a new method for letting their users check out library materials on their mobile devices, such as phones or tablets. Self-checkout is also available for those patrons who do not want to use their own devices by providing a self-checkout kiosk to use instead. Self-checkout is… Keep reading

Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Global Commodities

The Global Commodities database from Adam Matthew “brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years.” Among the imaginative features of this database is a 360-degree object… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep reading

Great turnout for voter registration event at Central

On Monday, October 8, several volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters assisted Vanderbilt students and staff with the voting registration process at the Central Library. The turnout was great, and the League representative ended up delivering 28 registration applications to the Davidson County Election Commission today. The volunteers also registered 8 new voters… Keep reading