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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.
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 ID holders. Your Visiting Scholar card allows you to enter the libraries during their restricted access hours.
What should I bring?
Bring a USB flash drive if you want to download and save any articles or other materials from Vanderbilt’s online databases and collections. You can also bring some money for the printer and photocopier, so that you can print out any articles you find, or photocopy pages from a book. Printing costs $0.05 per page.
Can I check out books while I’m there?
Yes. Your Visiting Scholar card allows you to check out books.
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.