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WGS 4960 Senior Seminar

WGS 4960: Senior Seminar Research Resources

Finding Articles

Finding Books

Start in the Library Catalog.

Choose a VU Collections search to find books and other items held in the Heard Libraries.

Keyword vs. Subject Searching

Step 1:  Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.

Step 2:  Use these keywords for your initial searches.

Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.


Finding Films

Kanopy logo Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer documentaries, training films, and theatrical releases. 

The Vanderbilt Libraries also has a large collection of films on DVD. Search Library Catalog or Library Catalog by limiting the item type to DVD to conduct a topic search.