HathiTrust Creates Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

HathiTrust has created the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), which will allow Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff online reading access to materials that Vanderbilt Libraries own in print during this period of remote teaching, learning, and research. Access is available until further notice.  Users need to login and choose Vanderbilt University as their institution to… Keep reading

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New Guide to Digital Resources for K-12 Learning at Home

The Vanderbilt Libraries continues to respond to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. With the closure of many schools, many families are making plans for “learning from home” with their children. The Libraries is pleased to announce that a new resource for at home learning, “Digital Resources for K-12 Learning at Home,” is… Keep reading

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All Vanderbilt Libraries Are Closed

In keeping with the Metro Public Health Department’s Safer at Home Order — directing all residents of Nashville and Davidson County to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential need–all Vanderbilt Libraries are now closed. All Library Services and Resources,… Keep reading

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New LibGuide of Academic Content Shared by Publishers during the Pandemic

In an effort to share information during the COVID-19  pandemic, many academic publishers are moving as quickly as possible to assist libraries moving to online courses. In some cases, they have made content free for all users and in other cases, they have removed user limits to subscribed access. When possible, we will make this content available for… Keep reading

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Statistical Software Available Remotely via Virtual Machines

In collaboration with VUIT, the Vanderbilt Libraries have procured three licenses each of both STATA and SPSS software. These licenses are available by accessing the Libraries’ virtual desktop machines. In order to access, students will need to connect via the VMWare Horizon. Navigate to http://anywherevu.vanderbilt.edu/ and select either “Install VMware Horizon Client” (recommended) or “VMware… Keep reading

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Expanded Live Chat Now Available

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are encouraged to ask questions through the Ask a Librarian service. As we shift our priorities to remote instruction, the libraries have recently expanded  our virtual chat service for instantaneous support Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -6:00 pm. The service is available on the left tool bar of the libraries’… Keep reading

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Ask a Librarian Reference Service Provides Answers Remotely

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are encouraged to ask questions through the Ask a Librarian service. This service is monitored Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -6:00 pm, and we will respond in a timely fashion. Librarians are also available to provide one-on-one consultations remotely. For more information, visit https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/remote-teaching.php.

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New Guide to Streaming Databases

As we are preparing to transition to support for online teaching and learning, the libraries have created a new guide that lists the subscription video and audio databases supplied by the  Libraries: https://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/online_video_audio.

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Due Dates Are Changing

In order to accommodate those who are going home early but need to hold on to library books in order to finish a project, the due date for all regular circulating materials has been extended to May 8, 2020, graduation day.  The Items may be returned to the library via mail. You may also return… Keep reading

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AV Equipment for Online Learning

  Through its Gear2Go service, the Libraries also lends out a variety of audio-visual technology that can be used to support online learning. This includes: DSLR cameras, GoPro cameras, 360 cameras, digital recording devices, and different types of microphones.  Much of this technology is available in portable kits with all the necessary attachments packed inside and ready for check out.  For… Keep reading