Library News Online

U.S. State Department Central Files Now Available

  The Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files for Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and Europe and Latin America are now part of the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ collection. These History Vault resources provide access to American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments from 1960-1969. To access the Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, click… Keep Reading

Library launches News Desk, with free campus NYT and WSJ access

Reading award-winning news stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal is now easier for the Vanderbilt community, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage. The portal is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost. “Citizens need reliable and diverse… Keep Reading

New Resource Spotlight: African American Communities

African American Communities is a diverse range of primary source material which focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. Predominantly focusing on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and North Carolina, some of the key topics covered by this collection include; racism, discrimination, desegregation, urban renewal and housing, civil rights movements… Keep Reading

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 Rank and Promotion System for Professional Librarians Recognizes Information Expertise

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the deans of the schools and colleges have approved a new rank and promotion system for Vanderbilt’s professional librarians to go into effect on September 1. The move brings Vanderbilt in line with the practices of other research institutions, where librarian performance is incentivized… 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

Libraries Improving the Way Faculty Create Course Reading Lists

Over the summer, library staff have been migrating our course reserves system. This new system will allow faculty to create their course reading lists with links to our catalog, electronic resources and even websites, and then send that list to the library for processing with the click of a button. During the July 2018 transition,… Keep Reading

Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App

The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, http://library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php. Additional instructions to redeem the code will be provided.    

New Accessibility Options for Persons with Print Disabilities

The Libraries are working on a number of projects that address accessibility issues for persons with print disabilities or whose disabilities do not allow them to use printed books. Individuals on campus – students, faculty or staff – with a print disability can now request electronic copies of more than 14 million titles held in… Keep Reading