Vanderbilt Acquires Dinah Shore Collection

Vanderbilt Special Collections Library recently acquired the Dinah Shore Collection, documenting the life of Vanderbilt graduate Dinah Shore, BA’38, a prolific singer, actress, and talk show host widely popular throughout the 1940s-1980s. Noteworthy items include Dinah Shore fan club newsletters, publicity stills, photographs and scripts from Shore’s talk shows, and original music recordings that will… Keep reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Ends on June 7

The Vanderbilt University Libraries signed an agreement with HathiTrust in March of 2020 that provided faculty, students, and staff with online access to approximately 17% of the libraries copyrighted print circulating collections. Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) was invaluable for virtual instruction and research while access to campus was restricted. As the university… Keep reading

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Vanderbilt Acquires John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie Collection

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries recently received a major archival collection, The John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie Collection, as part of the collaborative Academic Archives Purchasing Fund with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and Vanderbilt University. Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), an instrumental figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz, was a… Keep reading

New RIPM Databases

The Wilson Music Library now subscribes to two additional, full-text products on the RIPM platform: RIPM Jazz and European and North American Music Periodicals. Vanderbilt users can access these databases and the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text on the eRIPM platform which offers an optimized search interface for music. You can find… Keep reading

Exam Stressbuster: Have a Hoot with Kahoot!

Test your superpowers with the Trivia game app called Kahoot! Enjoy a fun night with fellow students and library staff via Zoom on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 PM. Be sure to download the Kahoot app onto your phone beforehand. Be prepared for some fun, fast and family-friendly competition. You will have a Hoot with… Keep reading

Libraries Live Chat Hours Extended During Exams

Vanderbilt Libraries: Your Go-To Resource During Exams As we’re reaching the end of the semester, please remember your Vanderbilt librarians are here for you! We’ve extended the hours for our Live Chat service. You can now connect with a library staff member from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Noon – 6… Keep reading

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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