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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Subscription Now Available to Digitalia Hispánica

The library has recently acquired a one-year subscription to Digitalia Hispánica http://www.digitaliapublishing.com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/ This database includes access to over 30,000 Spanish language e-books (mainly Iberian) and about 5,000 e-journals. You can search this as a separate database but all the titles are also listed in our catalog. The e-books include a wide range of disciplines but… Keep reading

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

Buchanan Fellows Curate New Exhibition Slated to Open in the Fall

The University Libraries will open a new exhibition, “Tending to Popular Thought: What People Read and Why,” this fall in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The physical exhibition, curated by four undergraduate Buchanan Library Fellows during spring semester 2020, delayed by the COVID pandemic will be installed to mark the start of a new… Keep reading

Unpaywall Links Now Available in the Catalog

Additional Open Access (OA) content is now discoverable via new Unpaywall links in the Library Catalog. Unpaywall harvests OA content from legal sources including repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers themselves. The Unpaywall functionality has recently been added to Alma and will appear as links in… Keep reading

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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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Library Statement on Racial Injustice in Our Society

Vanderbilt Libraries acknowledge our responsibility to work as allies in an effort to create a community that is open-minded and anti-racist. Modern librarianship adheres to an essential set of core values that include freedom of speech, promotion of diversity, and recognition of our social responsibility to inform and educate for progress. As our mission statement… Keep reading

Digital Stress Relief Resources From Vanderbilt Libraries

Uncertain times can often result in higher than normal levels of stress and anxiety. The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have created a collection of fun, uplifting, and engaging resources to promote stress-relief and well-being. The guide, which also links to resources from Vanderbilt University, has a little something for everyone, from intellectually engaging virtual… Keep reading

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Vanderbilt Libraries Roll Out Material Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service for resources that are not available electronically will be expanded during the week of June 15 to include items from all Vanderbilt Libraries and offsite storage locations. 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… Keep reading