Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

The Vanderbilt University Library provides access to LibKey Nomad, a browser extension that provides instant links from publisher web sites to full-text articles subscribed to by the Library. Nomad is now available in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi. Nomad helps with access in three ways: It displays a Download PDF badge when it detects… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Text Mining

Open to undergraduate students, the Buchanan Library Fellowship Modalities of Text Mining is seeking additional applicants.  How can you identify and explore patterns across millions of documents? In this fellowship, Library Buchanan Fellows will learn state-of-the-art techniques for text mining at scale. Fellows will join an ongoing research project to analyze constellations of information in… Keep reading

Updates to Free Access Databases

Many publishers and databases continue to offer enhanced, free access to content during the pandemic. The Vanderbilt Libraries continue to update the COVID-19 Guide that provides information on enhanced access to databases, collections, and textbooks. Enhanced access has ended from some sources, so please check the guide for updates.

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Subscription Now Available to Digitalia Hispánica

The library has recently acquired a one-year subscription to Digitalia Hispánica http://www.digitaliapublishing.com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/ This database includes access to over 30,000 Spanish language e-books (mainly Iberian) and about 5,000 e-journals. You can search this as a separate database but all the titles are also listed in our catalog. The e-books include a wide range of disciplines but… Keep reading

Classical Scores Library Now Available

To facilitate remote teaching and learning in music, the Wilson Music Library has licensed Classical Scores Library, an online database of Western art music scores featuring works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Currently numbering 53,000 individual works, Classical Scores Library features editions from a variety of publishers, including Universal, Faber, Boosey &… Keep reading

Streaming Content Available from Our Databases

Do you need music or video for your courses? We have lots of content available from our subscription databases. Medici.tv, Berliner Philharmoniker, and Met Opera On Demand offer excellent video content, while the Naxos Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, and DRAM provide streaming audio. You can see a list of all music streaming databases at… Keep reading

Explore New Databases!

Check out the expanded Supreme Court Insight coverage, Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and more! O’Reilly for Higher Education Instruction and reference materials on computer programming, technology, and business transformation. The platform includes books, videos, case studies, audio books, and structured learning paths. O’Reilly requires you to close your internet… Keep reading

How Does the Library Provide Scholarly Resources to the Vanderbilt Community?

Have you ever wondered how items are made available via the Vanderbilt Libraries? It is a lot more complicated than one might think. Associate University Librarian Nancy Godleski’s recent article written for the Faculty Engaged Newsroom demystifies some of the complex details involved in the selection and managing of library materials.  Julie Loder, director of… Keep reading

Database Spotlight: O’Reilly for Higher Education

The Vanderbilt Libraries now provide access to O’Reilly for Higher Education, a multimedia collection of instruction and reference materials focused on computer programming, technology, and business transformation. The platform includes over 38,000 books, over 30,000 videos, and a large collection of case studies, audiobooks, and structured learning paths, as well as other exclusive content from O’Reilly’s global conferences.   O’Reilly Media, best known for their technology books with covers featuring distinctive woodcuts of animals, has… Keep reading