Digital Resources, Research Questions, Finding Books & More: Have a Question? Just Ask!

Digital Resources, Research Questions, Finding Books & More: Have a Question? Just Ask! “I’d like to suggest Vanderbilt purchase a book or subscription” “Can you help me decide where to start searching for potential sources.” “Do I have access to PubMed/Medline?” “I have an outstanding late fee on my student account for a book ….. Keep reading

Represent Your Library for #NationalLibraryWeek

Happy National Library Week! We have collected favorite images of our libraries across campus for you to use for your next Zoom meeting background. Click on the images below, then right click and save it to use! Represent your library! Here are additional instructions for creating a Zoom background.

Faculty Collection Series Session Recordings Now Available

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading

Fact-Checking & Critical Analysis to Combat Information Overload – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Can you critically evaluate news and media sources for fact-based data that is free from ideology? Learn strategies and tools for identifying inevitable bias (including our own) and practice analyzing information resources for evidence-based problem solving and informed discourse.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Digital Self-Defense: Protecting Your Privacy – March 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are your online activities being tracked? Privacy is essential for our freedom to generate new ideas and formulate our conception of self. Surveillance can influence our behaviors with manipulation and deception and stop us from engaging with new, radical, or even subversive ideas. Discover how your online activity can be surveilled and learn tools and… Keep reading

Finding and Using Census Data – March 16, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Why does the Census matter? Find out how Census data is used, its historical background and politics, how the pandemic has affected the Census process, and library resources to help you with demographic research and data.  Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Deepfakes – March 11, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

How can you defend yourself against manipulation by fabricated media?  ‘Deepfakes’ are synthetic images, videos, and audio that can undermine our ability to detect deception. Discover the machine learning technologies behind deepfakes and the legal, social, and technical tools being used to combat them.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Digital Literacies… Keep reading

Presenting Your Research: Narrative and the Elevator Pitch – March 9, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Complex technical information and research data can confuse an audience if not presented clearly. Learn how to use the narrative structures of storytelling to communicate your research in a way that will resonate with your audience. Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops