Literature Searching in the Hard Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – February 16, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16  |  2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Google Scholar is one of the most popular research databases, but it is not sufficient when you are seeking comprehensive field-specific literature. This workshop will focus on two key STEM databases—PubMed, which is an essential database for medical literature, and SciFinder, which is equally important for chemistry and biochemistry. The workshop will demonstrate both general search strategies and… Keep reading

Peabody Library Virtual Service Desk

Peabody Library has added yet another way for our community to connect with us: we are pleased to announce the Virtual Service Desk. Library staff are hosting virtual office hours via Zoom Monday-Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  Be sure you have Zoom installed and drop by using this link (vanderbi.lt/peabodylib) — no appointment needed! You can… Keep reading

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Finding and Evaluating Open Resources: Copyright Basics – February 11, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 11 |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Register for Event Abundant scholarly materials are freely available online. Learn where copyright fits in when using these materials for educational or research purposes. This workshop will cover copyright basics in online research and how to verify when open research and media are fact-based and free from… Keep reading

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series 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… Keep reading

VU Libraries Share Strategies for Success in the Spring Semester 

VU Libraries Share Strategies for Success in the Spring Semester  Melissa Mallon, Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning  As the spring semester gets underway, you’re likely faced with a lot of demand on your time. It can be hard to know how to prioritize and manage everything you need to work… Keep reading

Candid Conversations: Next Steps at Vanderbilt on Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt libraries are pleased to continue the popular Candid Conversations series that draws on faculty and staff expertise in areas of contemporary interest and engages them in meaningful dialogue. On February 5th, we will feature Next Steps staff and members for a 30-minute discussion (1:00-1:30) followed by an open question and answer session. Join the… Keep reading

Providing Scholarly Resources to the Vanderbilt Community 

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series 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… Keep reading

Explore Alternatives to Traditional Subscription-Based Access Models 

Demystifying Library Resources & Expenditures: A Faculty Discussion Series 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… Keep reading

Advanced Google Scholar – February 9, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Advanced Google Scholar: Techniques for Research Mastery  Tuesday, February 9  |  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Register for Event The Vanderbilt Libraries are pleased to present a workshop on advanced research skills using Google Scholar. Even if you have used Google Scholar before, are you finding the most relevant, useful, and respected publications to aid you… Keep reading