COVID-19 Archive: Be a Part of Vanderbilt History

Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving the responses of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center students, staff, faculty, and administration to the COVID-19 pandemic to preserve this window of time for future historians, researchers and others. Zach Johnson, curator of Special Collections, explains the importance of this new initiative in… Keep reading

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Law Librarian’s Research Guide Instrumental in Passing COVID-19 Anti-racism Legislation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth increasing xenophobic acts of hatred and aggression against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Since January 2020, there have been over 1,800 reports of anti-Asian discrimination incidents related to COVID-19.* In an effort to combat these incidents, Vanderbilt University Law School Immigration Research Clinic students worked pro bono to assist… Keep reading

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Updates to Free Access Databases

Many publishers and databases continue to offer enhanced, free access to content during the pandemic. The Vanderbilt Libraries continue to update the COVID-19 Guide that provides information on enhanced access to databases, collections, and textbooks. Enhanced access has ended from some sources, so please check the guide for updates.

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Enhanced Catalog Records Make It Easier to Find Hathi Trust Resources Quickly

The libraries have added Hathi Trust links to library catalog records for titles that we have in print.  As many of us know, in order to comply with Hathi Trust’s  ETAS agreement, we cannot circulate our print copy of a book that is in copyright at the same time the HT copy is checked out…. Keep reading

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Archivists Enhance Finding Aids to Improve Research Results

Archivists in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives have taken advantage of their time away from the library’s historical collections to improve the finding aids that allow patrons to discover archived materials and plan visits for research or instruction. The level of detail found varies widely. For example, one finding aid’s entire description for a… Keep reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Expand Material Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service for circulating resources that are not available electronically has been expanded during the week of June 15. Online requests are fulfilled with electronic versions of resources whenever possible. We are happy to help you locate items. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery of physical item requests.  This time frame allows us to… Keep reading

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An Engineering Student Copes with COVID-19 Quarantine

This is a first in a series of articles written by the Science and Engineering library’s student assistants about their life during the COVID-19  quarantine. My name is Nairah (Nay- er-ah) Moustafa , a junior biomedical engineering (BME) major with an engineering management (EngM) minor. I am from Alexandria, Egypt but was born and raised… Keep reading

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