Digital Resources, Research Questions, Finding Books & More: Have a Question? Just Ask!

Digital Resources, Research Questions, Finding Books & More: Have a Question? Just Ask! “I’d like to suggest Vanderbilt purchase a book or subscription” “Can you help me decide where to start searching for potential sources.” “Do I have access to PubMed/Medline?” “I have an outstanding late fee on my student account for a book ….. Keep reading

Represent Your Library for #NationalLibraryWeek

Happy National Library Week! We have collected favorite images of our libraries across campus for you to use for your next Zoom meeting background. Click on the images below, then right click and save it to use! Represent your library! Here are additional instructions for creating a Zoom background.

Faculty Collection Series Session Recordings Now Available

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading

Social Media: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Curating Your Own Information Intake – March 30, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 

Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? Don’t let yourself become a passive consumer of information in a world where informed discourse is intertwined with ‘hot takes’ from Facebook, Twitter, and other user-driven social media. Learn how to critically consume and challenge social media misinformation and disinformation. Register for the Workshop   Learn… Keep reading

Fact-Checking & Critical Analysis to Combat Information Overload – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Can you critically evaluate news and media sources for fact-based data that is free from ideology? Learn strategies and tools for identifying inevitable bias (including our own) and practice analyzing information resources for evidence-based problem solving and informed discourse.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Digital Self-Defense: Protecting Your Privacy – March 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are your online activities being tracked? Privacy is essential for our freedom to generate new ideas and formulate our conception of self. Surveillance can influence our behaviors with manipulation and deception and stop us from engaging with new, radical, or even subversive ideas. Discover how your online activity can be surveilled and learn tools and… Keep reading

SciVal Analytical Database Training

SciVal Workshops Offered Workshops for the new library resource, SciVal, will be offered at the following times. SciVal is an analytical database used in institutional benchmarking and identification of collaborative research opportunities and trends. To register for a session, please email Sharon West. Tuesday, March 23 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. OR Friday, March 26… Keep reading

Deepfakes – March 11, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

How can you defend yourself against manipulation by fabricated media?  ‘Deepfakes’ are synthetic images, videos, and audio that can undermine our ability to detect deception. Discover the machine learning technologies behind deepfakes and the legal, social, and technical tools being used to combat them.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Digital Literacies… Keep reading

Presenting Your Research: Narrative and the Elevator Pitch – March 9, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Complex technical information and research data can confuse an audience if not presented clearly. Learn how to use the narrative structures of storytelling to communicate your research in a way that will resonate with your audience. Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops