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Bloomberg BNA Changes

As of December 31, 2018, Bloomberg BNA will be retired as a standalone product and will be available exclusively on Bloomberg Law. Previously, Bloomberg Law was only available to the law school community, but will now be accessible to all Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, and students via campus IP on January 1, 2019. Non-law students,… 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

Resource Spotlight: Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 is a fascinating primary source collection of materials about American Jews from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York.  Completely searchable, the documents in this resource — letters, postcards, telegrams, notebooks, scrapbooks, minutes, reports, financial records, and other materials — provide a wide-ranging yet often intimate picture of the persons… Keep Reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Global Commodities

The Global Commodities database from Adam Matthew “brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years.” Among the imaginative features of this database is a 360-degree object… Keep Reading

Resource Profile: Psychotherapy.net Videos

The Vanderbilt Libraries provides access to a store of psychotherapy-related videos through Psychotherapy.net, a video-streaming service that aims to provide comprehensive instruction in therapies used by practicing mental-health professionals. These videos review a broad range of psychotherapies, including those that address depression, ADHD, and addiction, as well as a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral… Keep Reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: ProQuest Legislative Insight

Expand your understanding of the history of the United States Congress with ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database. Legislative Insight features an expansive compilation of over 18,000 thoroughly researched legislative histories dating back to the very first Congress, offering unprecedented research opportunities to legal and political science scholars along with other researchers seeking access to detailed federal… Keep Reading

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

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

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