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Bloomberg BNA Changes

As of December 31, 2018, Bloomberg BNA will be retired as a standalone product and will be available exclusively on Bloomberg Law. Previously, Bloomberg Law was only available to the law school community, but will now be accessible to all Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, and students via campus IP on January 1, 2019. Non-law students,… Keep Reading

Buchanan Fellows Presentations and Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday December 4

Join the fun on Tuesday, December 4th as we celebrate the projects created by the Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows.  Three Fellows worked with Special Collections and TV News Archive staff to produce documentaries about journalists whose papers are in Special Collections: Jack Corn, Jack Hurst, and Jim Squires.  The documentaries accompany an exhibition, The… Keep Reading

Libraries’ Summer/Fall 2018 Quarterly Report

The latest issue of the Libraries’ Quarterly Report, Summer/Fall 2018 is now available for reading. You may find the issue online at: http://hdl.handle.net/1803/9297 Earlier issues are archived online and available at: https://ir.vanderbilt.edu/handle/1803/9282

Vanderbilt Libraries’ Open Mind Series: Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information

Information is being democratized and diversified. Every cell phone video is a news story, every YouTube account is a classroom. Citizens no longer trust or rely on experts for their information, partially because they can obtain first-hand accounts of the world around them. In the age of untrusted experts and folk-journalism, folk-education, what is the… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: ProQuest Legislative Insight

Expand your understanding of the history of the United States Congress with ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database. Legislative Insight features an expansive compilation of over 18,000 thoroughly researched legislative histories dating back to the very first Congress, offering unprecedented research opportunities to legal and political science scholars along with other researchers seeking access to detailed federal… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Camille Ivey

Camille Ivey is a Health Sciences Librarian at the Eskind Biomedical Library and has worked there for 20 years.  She worked as a Health Information Analyst for 17 years and then completed the University of Tennessee Master’s in Library and Information Science distance education program in 2015.  She is a native Alabamian and completed her… Keep Reading

U.S. State Department Central Files Now Available

  The Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files for Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and Europe and Latin America are now part of the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ collection. These History Vault resources provide access to American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments from 1960-1969. To access the Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, click… Keep Reading

Updated copyright policy @ VU      

A recent MyVU news article discussed the university’s new copyright policy for the campus’ course management system, Brightspace.  It is extremely important for our constituents in the medical center who develop and maintain in-house or home-grown portals to licensed library resources to understand and abide by the same policy so the institution remains compliant with… Keep Reading

Library launches News Desk, with free campus NYT and WSJ access

Reading award-winning news stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal is now easier for the Vanderbilt community, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage. The portal is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost. “Citizens need reliable and diverse… Keep Reading

From the Director’s Chair, 8/27/18

On behalf of the staff of the Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, we wish to welcome all new students, staff, and faculty to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The Library re-opened on July 23, 2018 after a year-long renovation. The building contains the Eskind Biomedical Library (first floor… Keep Reading