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Campus Training for new Library Search tool

Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog  and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! All sessions are from 3:10-4:00pm on the following dates: August 15 – 418A Central Library August 21 – 418A Central Library… Keep Reading

R Studio Workshops

Vanderbilt University’s R Working Group, established through the university’s library system, is open to all campus community members. In this group, we seek to supply learners with a foundational knowledge of the R programming language. Vanderbilt’s R Working Group is established by Meredith Broadway, Data Analysis Librarian at Walker Management Library. Website: https://commodore-r-group.github.io/ Commodore R… Keep Reading

Update Your Google Scholar Settings

Take advantage of one-click access from Google Scholar to scholarly articles purchased by the library. If you are a Google Scholar user at VU, our new library search system *may* require action on your part. Please go to the Google Scholar settings page, click on Library Links, search for Vanderbilt, select: “Vanderbilt University Library – Findit@VU”… Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

DiscoverLibrary Saved Searches Going Away

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are debuting a new library catalog on July 24. Unfortunately, it is not possible to migrate DiscoverLibrary saved search queries, folders, and items to the new system. Although searches and folders cannot be exported, saved items can be exported to reference management systems like Zotero and EndNote. For help,… Keep Reading

High School Interns Find Opportunities in the Library

Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham in the preservation lab working on the University of Nashville books. Photo: Molly Dohrmann Two high school interns are working in Special Collections this summer as part of Opportunity NOW, a job readiness program organized by the Mayor’s office.  Kathy Smith, Rachel Lavenda, Molly Dohrmann, Jim Thweatt, and Laura Matthews… Keep Reading

Vandy Goes to War – Exhibit Open in Central Library

An exhibition in honor of the centenary of Vanderbilt’s foray into the First World War between 1917-1918 is now open in the Central Library lobby through Homecoming Weekend, October 16th, 2018. The exhibition begins with campus in 1917, when Chancellor James Kirkland issued the first decree to require military training on campus for all male… Keep Reading

Libraries Improving the Way Faculty Create Course Reading Lists

Over the summer, library staff have been migrating our course reserves system. This new system will allow faculty to create their course reading lists with links to our catalog, electronic resources and even websites, and then send that list to the library for processing with the click of a button. During the July 2018 transition,… Keep Reading