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PSCI 2237 — African Politics — Michelitch: Home

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Where to Begin


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It is your one-stop shop for all things library and research-related.

Library Basics


Remote Library Resources & Services


As a Vanderbilt student you can:

  • Get quick information about using the library here.
  • borrow books and other items from any of the campus libraries (except Special Collections). 
  • return most items you check out to any library. 
  • find book drops outside the libraries and at the Commons Center.
  • Get information about Library hours here
  • Locate a quiet study space or book a study room
  • Read more about services for students
  • Explore a map of campus libraries
  • Get research help from a subject librarian

Why Use Library Databases?

  • Vanderbilt library subscribes to over 700 databases that index and organize "deep web" content.
  • Google, Bing, Wikipedia, and other familiar sources capture anywhere between 1-4% of information on the Web.
  • The so-called "deep web" will help you avoid the paywalls, pop-ups, and other obstacles that the open and paid web usually throw at you.



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Welcome and Quick Links

Welcome to the Vanderbilt Library system. Get oriented to the library by visiting our website using the quick-access buttons below.

The main library is called Central Library (see the map on the right). Other libraries at Vanderbilt include DivinityPeabody, Music, Walker (Management), Law, Science & Engineering, and Eskind Biomedical. We also have an amazing Special Collections department (part of which is the Vanderbilt TV Archive). 

Each of the libraries has its own hours and borrowing policies. Check the individual library's website for more details, or ask a member of the staff there.