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Research Tools for Student Athletes

Things to Remember About Research

  • Research involves trial and error, and above all persistence.
  • First attempts at research don’t always work perfectly.
  • Finding the right strategies and using the right tools are key to success.
  • Research is a skill that is developed over time with practice.
  • Like a coach, experts are available to help you improve your skills, encourage you, and steer you in the right direction.


Undergraduate Libraries

Serving undergraduates is a primary mission for four of Vanderbilt's nine libraries. Undergraduates can check out books from any library (except Special Collections), but these are the libraries that most undergraduates will use.


Central Library

 Central Library

  • Serves the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Collection emphasis on the Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Leisure Reading & Video collections
  • Phone: 322-2800



Science & Engineering Library

 Stevenson Science & Engineering Library

  • Serves the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering
  • Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy and the various Engineering disciplines.
  • Open 24-hours weekdays during the regular semester (9:00AM Sunday - 10:00 p.m. Friday)
  • Phone: 322-2775
  • Reference: 322-2717
Peabody Library


 Peabody Library

  • Serves the Peabody College of Education & Human Development
  • Learning Commons, a large, flexible group work space, and more than 40 computer workstations
  • Specialized Collections include Curriculum & Test Materials
  • Phone: 322-8095


Blair School of Music

 Anne Potter Wilson Music Library

  • Serves the Blair School of Music
  • Specialized collections of scores & sound recordings
  • Phone: 322-7695



Guide Acknowledgement

The creation of this guide was inspired by Syracuse University Library's Research Tools for Student-Athletes Subject Guide. thanks to Lesley Pease and Tarida Anantachai at the Syracuse University Library.