A New and Improved Library Search

The Libraries’ search tool has undergone a refresh to make it easier to find the most relevant results. On the Advanced Search page, you will now find the following search options: Everything Use Everything to find both print and electronic items, including journal and newspaper articles, books, e-books, book chapters, streaming videos, government documents and… Keep reading

An EBL Welcome to New Students, Staff, and Faculty

On behalf of the staff of the Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, welcome to all new students, staff, and faculty to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The building contains the Eskind Biomedical Library (first floor and lower level), History of Medicine Collections (third floor), and the Vanderbilt University… Keep reading

Library Resource Access Issues on the VUMC Network

Recently, we have been answering several questions related to accessing online library resources on the VUMC network. Technological infrastructure modifications at the institutional level and licensing language revisions within academic publishing are prompting libraries across the country to alter access to online library resources. This is especially problematic and prevalent in the health sciences libraries… Keep reading


By popular demand: BMJ Case Reports

The Eskind Biomedical Library is pleased to announce that we are now Institutional Fellows of the British Medical Journal. This membership is required to submit BMJ Case Reports. See below for more information: BMJ Case Reports  VU and VUMC authors (faculty, staff, and students) can submit case reports. Publication fee waived but not the open access… Keep reading

New NIH Data Sharing Policy – Effective January 2023

The 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy has been revised. The new policy goes into effect on January 25, 2023. What’s new? The policy applies to all NIH-supported research that results in the generation of scientific data, regardless of funding mechanism. See Research Covered Under the Data Management & Sharing Policy for more details. The DMS Policy does… Keep reading

Walker Recognized for Service to Nursing Faculty and Students

Eskind Biomedical Library Director Philip Walker was recognized at the May 2022 Vanderbilt School of Nursing awards ceremony for outstanding service to faculty and students. Dean of the School of Nursing, Pamela R. Jeffries presented the award. “Philip joined VU’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library in 2013 and was named director in 2018. He… Keep reading

Indoor Masking Protocols Temporarily Reinstated

As noted in today’s story in MyVU, Vanderbilt has temporarily reinstated the indoor masking protocols on campus. A few of the protocols of note: New masking protocols go into effect Monday, June 20 Wear a mask indoors if you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others Masking is not required for in-person meetings… 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

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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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