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Asian Studies Resources: Books & Acorn

  What is ACORN?


Acorn is the library catalog for ALL of the 8 Vanderbilt Libraries.  You can use it to find:

  • Books
  • DVDs & Videos
  • Periodical Titles (not individual articles)
  • Reserve materials
  • and more...

What's This Number?

Need help making sense of the Call # you found in ACORN?  or where to find the book in the library? 

Click the link below for more information.

Search Acorn


    • Use AND to combine terms & narrow your search
      • example: China AND Japan

    • Use OR to search for related terms & expand your search
      • example; sex OR gender

    • Use $ to truncate a word & return all possible endings
      • example: poet$ (will return poet, poets, poetry, poetic, etc.)

Where are the books?

Once you have identified the books you need by searching Acorn, the next step is find the actual books in the Central Library. What floor are they on? Click here to find out (scroll down to Call Number Location Charts).