Library News Online

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

DiscoverLibrary Saved Searches Going Away

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are debuting a new library catalog on July 24. Unfortunately, it is not possible to migrate DiscoverLibrary saved search queries, folders, and items to the new system. Although searches and folders cannot be exported, saved items can be exported to reference management systems like Zotero and EndNote. For help,… Keep Reading

Vandy Goes to War – Exhibit Open in Central Library

An exhibition in honor of the centenary of Vanderbilt’s foray into the First World War between 1917-1918 is now open in the Central Library lobby through Homecoming Weekend, October 16th, 2018. The exhibition begins with campus in 1917, when Chancellor James Kirkland issued the first decree to require military training on campus for all male… Keep Reading

Input Needed for Library Website Redesign

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are in the process of developing a new website. Our goal is to gather input from the Vanderbilt Community during the Spring 2018 semester to ensure the site meets the needs of our students, staff, and faculty. Please complete the brief six-question survey by following the links below. If there are… Keep Reading

Construction Wraps Up Over Winter Break

Walker Management Library construction wraps up over Winter Break Contractors and construction workers will be back in the Walker Management Library beginning Thursday, December 14th. Construction is scheduled to be completed on January 7th. While we were able to postpone this necessary work until after final exams, it will be disruptive to anyone wanting to… Keep Reading

Kanopy is here!

Kanopy is an online video streaming service with a collection that includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases and a number of leading producers, such as the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel and hundreds more.   You can easily share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them… Keep Reading

Walker Management Library Now Open!

The Walker Management Library, is thrilled to announce our reopening on Monday, August 21st. Some highlights of the new space include: • The main reading room, with a fireplace as a focal point, is a great place for contemplation. With all the movable furniture, we can have larger groups gather to engage with business leaders… Keep Reading

Management Library to Close May 5-August 9

The Management library is undergoing a complete renovation. Preliminary work began over spring break, with major demolition beginning May 5th. The tentative re-open date is August 9th. Please contact us with any questions. Check back for progress updates!