Papermaking in Europe and America

The exhibit Papermaking in Europe and America is on display in the Special Collections Library on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. From its beginnings in China as early as 140 B.C.E. the ancient craft of papermaking was kept secret for almost 1000 years. Between the 8th and 12th centuries paper mills were established… Keep reading

Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. to speak on Colombian-U.S. Relations

The Ambassador to the United States from Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón, will be visiting Vanderbilt this Wednesday, October 6. While on campus he will speak on Colombian-U.S. relations, and at his request, visit Special Collections to see the library’s rare Colombian collections. The Vanderbilt Community is invited to the Central Library Community Room at 11:00… Keep reading

Financial Times Available!

The FT provides authoritative news coverage on global business, finance and politics, helping students understand the international business environment and connect classroom theory with business practice. To get immediate access to FT.com, please sign up on the following link using your university email address. If you already have a registered FT.com account, please input your… Keep reading

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Celebrating James Lawson Jr.’s Birthday

James Morris Lawson, Jr. was born September 22, 1928. He grew up the sixth of nine children and followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps receiving his ministry license in 1947. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced Lawson to move to Nashville where he enrolled in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in 1958 and… Keep reading

Workshops and Training – Let us customize a session for you!

Vanderbilt librarians teach customized workshops on a variety of research topics, from ethically responsible research to literature reviews to citation management to contextualizing data. Knowing how and why scholarship and digital media is produced, organized, and distributed is critically important for life-long learners, engaged citizens, and critical consumers of information. The topics below and others… Keep reading

Come Celebrate Constitution Day with the Vanderbilt Libraries

This Friday, September 17 is Constitution Day. It honors the historic day in 1787 when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. The Government Documents unit of the Vanderbilt Libraries invites the Vanderbilt community to the Central Library between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17. We will be… Keep reading

Tip for Success: Research Smarter!

The libraries provide many tools for tackling the research process. One tool is LibKey Nomad, a browser extension to more easily access library resources and get you content fast. This tool provides single-click access to library content from publisher websites, PubMed, Wikipedia and more.  Another tool you should keep handy is Zotero. This open source… Keep reading