Zotero for Citation Management – March 2, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Keeping track of sources for a research project can be challenging. Citing your sources in the appropriate style required for your project can be confusing. This workshop will introduce you to the free research productivity tool Zotero that can help you collect, organize, and cite your research.  Register for the Workshop   Learn more about… Keep reading

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food | Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food  |  Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Featuring: Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health, and Society Can food boost our mood? Evidence supports that mental health can suffer when our eating pattern is irregular or we aren’t consuming sufficient essential nutrients to supply our body’s… Keep reading

Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections

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

Critical Thinking about Data Visualization – February 25, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Data visualization is a valuable professional tool for conveying complex information quickly and clearly. Critically analyzing visual elements of charts, images, and infographics is vital to ensure that data is accurately represented and free from bias. Evaluating visualizations also differs significantly from evaluating text. In this workshop, we will discuss elements of data visualizations that affect the… Keep reading

Managing Your Research – February 23, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Streamlining your research and citation process can save you hours of frustration. Learn to enhance your ability to manage your research while ensuring responsible information sharing. This session will review the basics of citation managers and demonstrate how they can make you more efficient and productive in your research and writing. Special focus will be… Keep reading

Map Literacy: Evaluating Geospatial Data for Evidence-Based Discourse – February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Can you tell if there is bias or an agenda in a map’s data or presentation? This workshop will show you how to critically evaluate geovisualizations, maps, and spatial data for factual accuracy to foster evidence-based problem-solving and avoid the pitfalls of consuming data influenced by ideology. … Keep reading

Be a part of Vanderbilt History!

  Imagine finding a handwritten journal of your grandfather’s in the Vanderbilt University Archives. Now try to imagine your grandchild finding materials in the archive that you created about your time at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving personal experiences of this COVID-19 pandemic period for all students, staff, faculty,… Keep reading

Aerial view of Vanderbilt campus

Literature Searching in the Hard Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – February 16, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16  |  2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Google Scholar is one of the most popular research databases, but it is not sufficient when you are seeking comprehensive field-specific literature. This workshop will focus on two key STEM databases—PubMed, which is an essential database for medical literature, and SciFinder, which is equally important for chemistry and biochemistry. The workshop will demonstrate both general search strategies and… Keep reading

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series 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… Keep reading

VU Libraries Share Strategies for Success in the Spring Semester 

VU Libraries Share Strategies for Success in the Spring Semester  Melissa Mallon, Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning  As the spring semester gets underway, you’re likely faced with a lot of demand on your time. It can be hard to know how to prioritize and manage everything you need to work… Keep reading