Central Library/Asian Studies Tadoku Fall Reading Event, November 15

The Central Library and the Asian Studies Program are co-hosting the annual Tadoku fall reading event on Friday, November 15 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  (Tadoku is Japanese for “read a lot.”)  We welcome students and the community to come together to read from our Tadoku collection, a curated selection of Japanese books for various levels of… Keep reading

Comprehensive Literature Search Workshop, Central Library, November 12

Searching the literature can seem overwhelming, especially making sure you’ve searched in all the possible places. How can you make sure you’re not missing something? How do you ensure you’ve examined all the important scholarship on a topic? Learn how to make the process less stressful by signing up for the “Comprehensive Literature Search” workshop!… Keep reading

Panel takes on controversial Nobel Prize in Literature decision

Presenters and Panelists Kasia Gonnerman (Central Library), Bradley Gorski (Russian Studies), Lutz Koepnick (German Studies), Vladislav Lilic (History), Meike Werner (German Studies) Moderator: Wout Cornelissen (German Studies, Philosophy) On October 10, 2019, the Swedish Academy announced two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Polish writer, activist, and public intellectual Olga Tokarczuk was awarded last year’s postponed award, and Austrian novelist, playwright,… Keep reading

Exhibit Opening: All Hallows: Witches, Magic, and Things That Go Bump

Halloween is a holiday traditionally celebrated each year on October 31.  The tradition dates to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.   The Celtic new year began on November 1st, and October 31st was viewed as the dividing line between the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter.  On the evening before the… Keep reading

Citations Made Easier

You’ve just spent the last several hours arranging your disparate ideas into a coherent research paper — and now you have to spend several more hours typing up your citations and bibliography. Does this sound depressingly familiar? Bibliographic management software can make things easier, and staff at the Vanderbilt libraries are available to provide one-on-one… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries October 2019

The Doctor Is In: Home Remedies and Recipes through History October 2, 4:30 p.m. Meet Anne Byrn, NY Times bestselling author of 12 books on cooking and baking. Anne’s talk will take place in the Central Library Community Room. A reception will follow featuring a cake recipe adapted from the 1880s and found in Anne’s… Keep reading

Library Events-October 2019

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

Mobile self-checkout: easy and fast!

The Central, Divinity, Biomedical, and Peabody libraries have launched a new method for letting their users check out library materials on their mobile devices, such as phones or tablets. Self-checkout is also available for those patrons who do not want to use their own devices by providing a self-checkout kiosk to use instead. Self-checkout is… Keep reading

Fall Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

Would you like to sharpen your research skills? Is there a particular citation or other research tool that you’ve always wanted to learn more about? If so, plan to attend one (or more) of central library’s Research Hacks Workshops this fall! Subject librarians are offering free-of-charge hour-long workshops on a range of research hacks to… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 9/5: Food for Wealth and Health: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading