The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has acquired a beautiful bound volume by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), containing three monographs on ancient monuments in the Alban Hills near Rome: Descrizione e disegno dell’emissario del Lago Albano (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano), 1762; Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del… Keep reading
African American Communities is a diverse range of primary source material which focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. Predominantly focusing on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and North Carolina, some of the key topics covered by this collection include; racism, discrimination, desegregation, urban renewal and housing, civil rights movements… Keep reading
Statista is a portal with a wealth of user-friendly (and downloadable, in multiple formats) compilations of data and statistics from numerous international agencies, organizations, and sources, including media, consumer, and market data not always covered in government and NGO sources. Just as an example: do you want to know how many World Cup matches up… Keep reading
For highlights about the Libraries’ activities and events for Winter/Spring 2018, enjoy our Quarterly Report. QR-VUL-2018-Winter-Spring.pdf
We have new databases! These new and/or improved databases are available in the Databases A-Z list. New databases: 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, complements the titles and issues found in the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection… Keep reading
A stellar collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, who was elected France’s “Prince of Poets” by his peers, has been acquired by the library’s W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies. “The Verlaine Collection is a remarkable body of work to be placed alongside our own Bandy Center collections,” said Susan Wente, provost… Keep reading
The family of John Hartford, Grammy award winner and songwriter of Gentle On My Mind, has donated about 2,500 books, including collections of fiddle tunes, biographies of musicians, and histories of Southern music, to Vanderbilt. Students and faculty can find this collection in the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at the Blair School of Music…. Keep reading
A LexisNexis API (application program interface) is now available to the Vanderbilt research community. The tool is a backdoor portal to the current and historical information in the LexisNexis Academic database and allows for mass downloads of documents in XML format. Learn More.
The Vanderbilt Libraries now subscribe to the digital edition of Education Week, American education’s newspaper and website of record. Check it out HERE.
The library has recently acquired all of JSTOR’s Arts and Sciences collections, providing digital access to millions of articles in academic journals. Use our e-journal locator to find all of the library’s online journals.