Student Success Tip: Meet Your Personal Librarian

Every student has a personal librarian. If you haven’t had a chance to meet your librarian this academic year, there’s still time! Our librarians are subject specialists dedicated to working with students in every major offered at Vanderbilt. Meet with your librarian via Zoom, phone or email – whatever works best for you! Find your… Keep reading

Map Literacy: Evaluating Geospatial Data for Evidence-Based Discourse – February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m. Register for Event Can you tell if there is bias or an agenda in a map’s data or presentation? This workshop will show you how to critically evaluate geovisualizations, maps, and spatial data for factual accuracy to foster evidence-based problem-solving and avoid the pitfalls of consuming data influenced by ideology. … Keep reading

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

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

The Science and Engineering Library to Serve as Classroom Space Weekday Mornings

This semester the Science and Engineering library will be open Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  This is to provide much needed physically distanced classroom spaces during morning hours for six different classes. Never fear, your librarians are as close as a click on the website button “Ask a Librarian” for reference help. We also will… 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

Meet Librarian Alex Carroll

I’m Alex Carroll, a librarian for STEM research at the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library (SEL). I help Vanderbilt science and engineering students navigate information systems in order to find the data they need for making decisions. Whether you need to find journal articles for a class assignment or information about a company to prepare… Keep reading

Meet Librarian Josh Borycz

I’m Josh Borycz, a librarian for STEM research in the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library. I earned a doctoral degree in Computational Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, which has given me a great deal of research experience. I would be more than happy to help you find resources, present your work, write an article,… Keep reading

Meet Honora Eskridge, director of the Stevenson library

Hi, I’m Honora Eskridge, director of the Stevenson science and engineering library (SEL).   Our team is here to help all science and engineering students learn to access the wealth of information available through the Vanderbilt libraries.  I am a mechanical engineer as well as a librarian, so I know first hand the challenges of being a… Keep reading