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

Finding and Evaluating Open Resources: Copyright Basics – February 11, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 11 |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Register for Event Abundant scholarly materials are freely available online. Learn where copyright fits in when using these materials for educational or research purposes. This workshop will cover copyright basics in online research and how to verify when open research and media are fact-based and free from… Keep reading

Digital Scholarship and Communications Workshops start next week!

A series of workshops are starting next week including Python, R Series, and Modalities of Text Mining! Python Series These lessons allow learners to develop programming skills as part of a group of learners working through the curriculum together, or on their own and at their own pace. They are designed to get you started… Keep reading

Advanced Google Scholar – February 9, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Advanced Google Scholar: Techniques for Research Mastery  Tuesday, February 9  |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Register for Event The Vanderbilt Libraries are pleased to present a workshop on advanced research skills using Google Scholar. Even if you have used Google Scholar before, are you finding the most relevant, useful, and respected publications to aid you… Keep reading

Join Us for GIS Day Programming next Wednesday, November 18

The program of events is open to everyone! Join via Zoom GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri, and first took place in 1999. Schedule: 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Mapping the Pandemic:  Lessons from COVID-19 Data Wrangling in… Keep reading

Two new virtual workshop series: Research Productivity and Digital Literacies

The Vanderbilt Libraries are pleased to announce two exciting new virtual workshop series: Research Productivity and Digital Literacies: Research Productivity Series:  To be productive, researchers must identify relevant research, sift through and organize it to suit their scholarly purposes, and present it effectively to others. Researchers are apt to get stuck at any of these… Keep reading

Digital Scholarship and Communications Fall 2020 Workshops and Lessons

The DiSC: Digital Scholarship and Communications office is thrilled to share a robust suite of remote workshops and lessons this semester, the first of which begin next week. Highlights are listed below, and additional information on our offerings is available on our website.   On Demand Trainings and Virtual Office Hours Our “on demand” workshop… Keep reading

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Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Library Fellowship: Privacy, Surveillance and Intellectual Freedom

Open to undergraduate students, the Buchanan Library Fellowship Privacy, Surveillance, and Intellectual Freedom is seeking additional applicants. New online research environments have made the discovery and consumption of information easier than ever. However, these environments often threaten privacy and intellectual freedom by relying on surveillance economies and architectures. In this seminar, fellows will explore the… Keep reading

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Learning Microsoft Project with O’Reilly for Higher Education

Vanderbilt University Library is excited to share how our subscription to O’Reilly for Higher Education is being used by Vanderbilt students to learn new skills and software programs virtually. This is the final article in a three-part series of student-authored articles. Nairah Moustafa, an undergraduate student (’22) majoring in biomedical engineering, discusses her experience using… Keep reading