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Knovel Quick Start Guide

Knovel is a database of over 4,000 engineering handbooks and other reference books.  It provides a great breadth of introductory information related to every engineering discipline.   It also includes large amounts of data that can be downloaded and manipulated in many different ways.  If you need to understand how a distillation column works, find the… Keep Reading


The library was officially named the Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science Library in September, 1976.  The “engineering” addition came later.  Little is known about Mrs. Stevenson.   She was known to enjoy a game of poker along with a glass of whiskey.  She was the two-time President of the Junior League.  She was partial to crisp suits… Keep Reading

Engineers, get ready for the Engineering Academic Challenge

On September 10th, Engineering Academic Challenge 2018 kicks off. This five-week global challenge gives engineering professors, instructors, and librarians a chance to immerse students in an online active learning experience harnessing the combined power of Knovel and Engineering Village to tackle real-world engineering problems. The challenge questions are contributed by engineering students, faculty, and librarians… Keep Reading

Stevenson Library Hosts VSVS!

Stevenson Science and Engineering Library was the host to Vanderbilt Students Volunteers for Science (VSVS). VSVS is currently recruiting new members. The organization is made up of students who are committed to bringing inquiry-based, hands-on science lessons to middle-school students – grades 5-8. Today they were using nitrous oxide to make frozen desserts to share… Keep Reading