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Introduction to GitHub

I am pleased to remind you of the next installment of our Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Workshop Series: Introduction to GitHub, to be held Friday October 12, from 11:10-12:00 in Central 418a.   Want to build a digital project? Share data? GitHub might be the tool for you! This session will give you a basic introduction… 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

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

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

Searching the Library guide now available!

With all of the wonderful changes we’ve made to the library search and website this summer, we wanted to make sure we had a place where all the resources we’ve created to help YOU were available. Visit our Searching the Library guide to find: Up to date training and workshop calendar Training videos Training articles… Keep Reading

Campus Training for new Library Search tool

Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog  and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! August 15 – 418A Central Library, 3:10-4:00 pm August 21 – 418A Central Library, 3:10-4:00 pm August 23 – 304 Peabody Library,… Keep Reading

Update Your Google Scholar Settings

Take advantage of one-click access from Google Scholar to scholarly articles purchased by the library. If you are a Google Scholar user at VU, our new library search system *may* require action on your part. Please go to the Google Scholar settings page, click on Library Links, search for Vanderbilt, select: “Vanderbilt University Library – Findit@VU”… Keep Reading

New Resource Spotlight: Statista

Statista is a portal with a wealth of user-friendly (and downloadable, in multiple formats) compilations of data and statistics from numerous international agencies, organizations, and sources, including media, consumer, and market data not always covered in government and NGO sources. Just as an example: do you want to know how many World Cup matches up… Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

Pocket Constitutions in Observation of Constitution Day

Constitution Day is observed Monday, September 18, 2017. After 230 years, Madison’s ideas about government and individual liberty remain relevant. Get your own pocket copy of the Constitution Monday at the Law Library to read one of our founding documents.  “We, the People” events happen annually and at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where… Keep Reading