Spring Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

IMPORTANT: Please note that given University policy about in-person meetings during the coronavirus crisis, all face-to-face in-person workshops have been cancelled until further notice. Some of these workshops may be offered online instead. Check back on this page for more details. More information about the University’s coronavirus response is available here. Would you like to… Keep reading

Unique Recordings of Appalachian Music

Did you know that the Blair Performance Archive is home to first-class Appalachian music recordings? Search for the Appalachian Celebration, Dulcimer Afternoon, and Fiddle and Banjo Showcase series to discover some fantastic concerts! Access to the sound and video files is limited to those users with current Vanderbilt University IDs (VUnetID) and passwords.

Library Resource Spotlight: Academic Video Online

The libraries recently started a subscription to Alexander Street’s streaming library service, Academic Video Online. This service includes thousands of documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, and original and raw footage from multiple areas and disciplines. Whatever your area of interest, whether it’s for research or entertainment or relaxation, Academic… 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

Mobile App Available

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy Mobile 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… Keep reading

New Acquisition: The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows

This 1,600 page, three-volume set is the comprehensive resource for restoration of string instruments and bows. For more than 250 years, violin, viola, cello, and bass bows have been crafted from the wood of the Pernambuco tree native to Brazil. The effects of deforestation and climate change are causing extensive damage to the Pernambuco’s ecosystem,… Keep reading

Conservation of Stringed Instruments

New Library Resource: Academic Video Online

The Vanderbilt Libraries now provide access to Academic Video Online, a streaming video product with more than 68,000 videos. An Alexander Street Press product, Academic Video Online includes documentaries, performances, and motion pictures from a broad array of providers, including Broadway HD, California Newsreels, CNN, PBS, and Sony Pictures.

Academic Video Online