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RBDigital

Vanderbilt Libraries endeavors to offer the most up-to-date services to our patrons. As a result, our physical audiobook collection has been superseded by RBDigital, a streaming audiobook platform. You can stream the latest best-seller or a literary classic to your device without ever entering the library. First-time users will need to register for an account… Keep Reading

From the Director’s Chair – 1/9/19

Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone, First of all, let me apologize and thank the VU/VUMC community for their patience and cooperation with last week’s PubMed/NCBI access situation. I must also commend the University Library’s Technology and EResources team for implementing quick solutions so we may continue to use this very popular and valuable… Keep Reading

Fine Arts Gallery moves under Library umbrella and starts year with new exhibit

As of July 1, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery has moved out of the College of Arts & Science purview and now reports to the Provost’s office, under the direction of University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Professor Hotchkiss’s expertise with special collections and curation make this an excellent fit for the Gallery, and this move also… Keep Reading

Cooking from the Archive: Figgy Pudding

Ever wondered, what exactly is figgy pudding? You’ve probably heard it (or its cousin, plum pudding) referenced across English literature and popular culture, but how is it made, what does it look like, and how is it different from American pudding? Traditional English puddings consist of animal fat, dairy, eggs, bread, and other ingredients enclosed… Keep Reading

Art+Feminism topic of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In March, Vanderbilt Libraries will join individuals and organizations across the globe for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon designed to improve content on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia sites. Art+Feminism 2019 is in the fifth year of a six-year campaign that focuses on gender and non-binary artists and encourages new editors to participate, especially women… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: Nexis Uni

Legal research databases are notoriously restrictive when it comes to access for the average student user, but with Nexis Uni you’ll have all tools you’ll need. Formerly known as Lexis Academic, Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The upgraded product… Keep Reading

Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak at the Library

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, followed by a reception and book signing Professor Darnton is a Rhodes Scholar,… Keep Reading

Find your Textbook @ the Library

Did you know that the Vanderbilt University Libraries provide access to over 1.5 million full-text e-books, including thousands of online textbooks? Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are available for immediate download. To see if the Libraries have an electronic version of the textbook you’re looking for, search the Library Catalog. Many of… Keep Reading