Library News Online

Help us improve the Libraries’ website and catalog!

Students and Faculty, As the Vanderbilt libraries approach the one-year anniversary of the web refresh and new library catalog, we would like to know what you think. Would you be willing to participate in a focus group to offer your suggestions to improve the libraries’ website and catalog? We’ll provide the snacks, if you are… Keep Reading

Amy Goldstein to Speak About New Book “Janesville”

Come join author and Pulitzer prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein, and Owen Graduate School of Management Professor David Parsley, on April 3rd for a discussion of Goldstein’s book “Janesville: An American Story.” Goldstein’s new book chronicles the story of what happens to an industrial town when a factory shuts down. According to Goldstein, “Most observers… Keep Reading

Library Design Challenge Pitch and Awards Event

Thursday, February 28th from 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm Central Library Community Room Please join us this Thursday in the Central Library Community Room for the competition portion of the Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge. Watch as student teams pitch their ideas to improve the Libraries and compete for cash prizes. CASH PRIZES will be… Keep Reading

Leading Lines Podcast – Mike Caulfield on web literacy

Melissa Mallon (Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning) and Derek Bruff (Director of the Center for Teaching) recently interviewed Mike Caulfield for the Vanderbilt University sponsored Leading Lines podcast. The interview covered media literacy and misinformation and the importance of developing students’ critical thinking skills. Take a listen here:  

New Database: Data Planet

Students now have access to vast amounts of data and statistics through our new database Data Planet. With over 5.2 billion data points, this resource provides standardized and structured data to enhance your ability to work with multiple indicators from multiple sources. Along with government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, OECD,… Keep Reading

2019 Library Design Challenge

LIBRARY DESIGN CHALLENGE BOOTCAMP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 11:00-4:00 P.M. PEABODY LIBRARY GROUND FLOOR The Library Design Challenge is open to all Vanderbilt students interested in learning about design thinking and applying those principles to make the library’s collections, facilities, and/or programs & services more accessible and meaningful for users.  The event will consist of a design… Keep Reading

New video on Fair Use

The Vanderbilt Libraries has a new Fair Use video that explains what fair use means in educational contexts. This video is the latest installment of the Libraries’ “Know Your Rights” copyright videos: What is Copyright?, What are My Rights?, and Using Others’ Works. More information, including a FAQ, a Fair Use Checklist, and tips for students and faculty,… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: Nexis Uni

Legal research databases are notoriously restrictive when it comes to access for the average student user, but with Nexis Uni you’ll have all tools you’ll need. Formerly known as Lexis Academic, Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The upgraded product… Keep Reading

Audiobooks Now Available

Vanderbilt Libraries now offer access to a collection of audiobooks through RBdigital. Students can browse a variety of titles from classic novels to business best-sellers. For business, check out books such as The Innovator’s Solution, The Leadership Pipeline, and Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation To Predict Industry Change. A full list of business audiobooks can… Keep Reading

Find your Textbook @ the Library

Did you know that the Vanderbilt University Libraries provide access to over 1.5 million full-text e-books, including thousands of online textbooks? Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are available for immediate download. To see if the Libraries have an electronic version of the textbook you’re looking for, search the Library Catalog. Many of… Keep Reading