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The Discover library catalog will help you locate articles and books at the Vanderbilt libraries. Discover searches all of the books in the physical collections at Vanderbilt's many libraries.
Discover also searches each library's web-access collection, including e-books and e-journals, though you must be on the Vanderbilt campus and at a library computer in order to view those sources.
If you have questions or need help, email Ms. Buxton (email@example.com) or Ms. Pritchard (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are at Vanderbilt, any of the librarians on duty will be glad to help you.
This is a new program at USN, and Ms. Buxton and Ms. Pritchard would love to hear your feedback. Let us know what worked, what was confusing, and what we could do differently.
Watch the screencast below:
Or follow the step-by-step process outlined in the screencast above:
Want to go check out books in person?
You must go with either Ms. Buxton or Ms. Pritchard. Email one of them to set up a time for your visit. Before you go, look through the library catalog and save the records of the book(s) you want to look for. Central Library is the biggest of Vanderbilt's libraries, so you will probably want to focus your search on the books that are available there.
You must be on campus at Vanderbilt and using one of their library computers in order to access their online resources. Once you are on a Vanderbilt library computer, go to the Databases page on the Vanderbilt library website and click on any title to search within that particular database.
While you are on a Vanderbilt library computer, you can also look at e-books or e-journal articles in the Discover catalog.
When you find a useful article or source, you may email the article to yourself or save it to your USB flash drive. You can also print articles for $0.05 per page.
When can I go?
The hours for all of Vanderbilt's libraries are listed here. Each library has hours when it is open to the public, and hours when access is restricted to Vanderbilt students and faculty/staff.
Which libraries can I use?
You may visit any library when it is open to the public. Most likely, you will be able to find what you need at the Central Library.
What should I bring?
Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save any materials from Vanderbilt’s online collections. You can also bring some money for the printer and photocopier, so that you can print out articles or photocopy pages from a book. Printing costs $0.05 per page.
What else should I know?
Be aware that you are representing USN, and be respectful of the space and the students around you.