EBL Hours – May 12th and 13th

The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center will be hosting several events for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Commencement. Thursday, May 12th:  the library closes at 3:00 PM Friday, May 13th:        the library will be closed Saturday, May 14th:   normal operating hours EBL Staff will be available virtually Thursday afternoon… Keep reading

New Database and Journal Titles Added

The Eskind Biomedical Library is excited to announce the addition of two new databases: CINAHL Ultimate and Stahl Online! Both databases are accessible from on and off campus and allow unlimited user access. CINAHL Ultimate expands the previous CINAHL content to include more international journals, open access journals, and non-open access journals. Stahl Online is… Keep reading

Visitors Welcome – Updated Library Policies

Beginning Monday, March 14, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries will reopen their doors to visitors. Campus visitors who are accompanied by a community member, such as an admissions officer or faculty researcher, are also welcome. Alumni and emeriti are once again able to visit the libraries during open hours with their Commodore Cards. The… Keep reading

New Literature Review Tool: Covidence

Covidence is a web-based tool designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process to make conducting reviews more efficient. It will help you with title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. It is geared towards those conducting a systematic review, meta-analysis, or clinical guideline, and is great for collaborative work. Covidence works… Keep reading

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Local changes to library computers and a new NIH MFA policy

As the university and medical center become more technologically independent, usage of library computers is also impacted. EBL staff will be happy to assist with your computing needs. VUMCids will no longer be allowed to log in to the library workstations. We have installed several autolog machines which do not require institutional credentials and provide… Keep reading

EBL acquires USP-NF Online

The Eskind Biomedical Library acquired the online version of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary. Our subscription is limited to 20 user accounts. If interested, please contact the library for the subscription key. Once you have the key, you must register at uspnf.com The USP-NF Online allows for access to all published content since… Keep reading


EBL reduced hours January 4 – 23

Greetings and Happy New Year to the Vanderbilt community. Recent developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes in library services. The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is open with reduced hours and on-site services from January 4th through January 23rd. Please note: All library access restrictions and… Keep reading

EBL Winter Break 2021 Schedule

Beginning on Monday, December 20, The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center will implement its reduced hours schedule through January 4, 2022. Monday, December 20 – Thursday, January 23:        7:30 am – 6:00 pm Friday, December 24 – Sunday, December 26:           CLOSED Monday, December 27 – Thursday, December 30:    8:00 am… Keep reading

Vanderbilt’s Cookbook Collection Spans Five Centuries

Celebrate the last week of National Cookbook Month by making an appointment with the History of Medicine Collections to view a cookbook from the 1650’s! Highlights of the collection are handwritten recipe books from the 18th and 19th centuries, and cookbooks by prominent southern and African American writers such as Marion Flexner and Edna Lewis…. Keep reading