Research Hacks Workshop “Google Scholar” to be offered online via Zoom

While you may be familiar with Google Scholar as a way to find scholarly literature, you may not know all the tools that can help you link to VU resources, find other possible sources on a topic or research question, and be more precise in your searching. Learn about these features by attending the Google… Keep reading

Portal to Possibilities: Introduction to the Libraries’ Website

Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous library services and resources online via the Vanderbilt Libraries website. Join us via Zoom during this one hour online workshop on April 8 at 3 p.m. CST to find out how you can: chat with a librarian for real time assistance schedule a research consultation with… Keep reading

Stay in Touch with the Management Library

We may not be on campus, but the Walker Management Library is here remotely to help with your research questions, access to reserves and databases, workshops, and more.  From the Management Library web page, you can chat live with a librarian, schedule a video consultation with our business librarians, call (615) 322-2970 and leave us… Keep reading

Expanded Live Chat Now Available

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are encouraged to ask questions through the Ask a Librarian service. As we shift our priorities to remote instruction, the libraries have recently expanded  our virtual chat service for instantaneous support Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -6:00 pm. The service is available on the left tool bar of the libraries’… Keep reading

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Ask a Librarian Reference Service Provides Answers Remotely

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are encouraged to ask questions through the Ask a Librarian service. This service is monitored Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -6:00 pm, and we will respond in a timely fashion. Librarians are also available to provide one-on-one consultations remotely. For more information, visit https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/remote-teaching.php.

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AV Equipment for Online Learning

  Through its Gear2Go service, the Libraries also lends out a variety of audio-visual technology that can be used to support online learning. This includes: DSLR cameras, GoPro cameras, 360 cameras, digital recording devices, and different types of microphones.  Much of this technology is available in portable kits with all the necessary attachments packed inside and ready for check out.  For… Keep reading

Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

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

Python, R Studio, and ArcGIS lessons starting soon

During Spring 2020, the library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) office will be offering a series of workshops in Python, R and R Studio, and ArcGIS. Learn more about these and other offerings on our workshops page. Python Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? These… Keep reading

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Update to Room Scheduling System

An update to the Vanderbilt EMS room scheduling system (Virtual EMS) over Spring Break presents a new interface to users who reserve library spaces for meetings and study. One will still login to the system with their VUnetID and password, and all of the previous functionality is still there, but the interface has changed, so… Keep reading