Graphic Medicine Exhibit Update

We received a donation of art supplies from the Curb Center and scheduled several Art Days in the Eskind Biomedical Library and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Feel free to attend any of the sessions to conceptualize, develop, and complete your submissions. There are plenty of pens, pencils, markers, crayons, how-to books,… Keep reading

A new PubMed coming soon

An updated version of  PubMed is expected for full release and will replace the legacy version in early 2020.  It is now available to access by clicking on the blue banner at the top of the current PubMed homepage. Please note, you may search the updated version of PubMed but our journal subscriptions are not… Keep reading

Changes to OVID Accounts

Effective Monday, November 18, 2019 Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center users will be able to create personal accounts in the OVID search interface. Users register by clicking on the My Account or My Workspace link.  A valid or email address is required for registration. Once registered, you will be able to… 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  

History of Medicine Lecture and Exhibit: Visualizing the Brain

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present September 12 – October 31, 2019 Opening on September 12, 2019, this exhibition at Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is part of a collaborative international year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, the Royal College… Keep reading

Library Special Collections Curator’s Talks, Fall 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All events are free… Keep reading

Upcoming changes to full-text access in PubMed

Beginning August 12, 2019 we will be implementing changes to the way full-text articles are accessed in PubMed. A new linking system from the PubMed citation to the publishers’ pages will be simplified with one click access for the majority of journals. Please note, there will be a few journals that may require the multi-click… Keep reading

Loansome Doc Alternatives

News of Loansome Doc’s retirement on July 1, 2019 has sent shock waves throughout the health sciences community and the libraries that served them.  It is quite unfortunate for the numerous solo practitioners, medical groups, and other health-related entities who need affordable access to credible information from the academic/professional literature.  Furthermore, many health sciences libraries… Keep reading

2018 Journal Citation Reports Available

The 2018 Journal Citation Reports are now available for the Sciences and Social Sciences.  They can also be accessed through the Web of Science. Click on Journal Citation Reports at the top of the screen. Please contact us if you need further assistance.