Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive

If you’re a Vanderbilt student, 2020 graduate or faculty or staff member, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite you to document your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic for historians and future generations. Keep reading…

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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 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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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

Provost’s Collection Initiative: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Alban Trilogy

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

New Databases!

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