CMST 1500 — Fundamentals of Public Speaking — Sloop

Getting Started


Remote Library Resources & Services


As a Vanderbilt student you can:

  • get help with your research assignments by using Ask a Librarian.
  • borrow books and other items from any of the campus libraries (except Special Collections). 
  • return most items you check out to any library. 
  • Central Library has a materials budget of 2 million dollars.
  • Vanderbilt Library subscribes to over 700 databases.
  • These resources make up a majority of the Deep Web
  • Google, Bing and other familiar search engines capture less than 1% of information on the Web.

How to Start

Go to the library homepage and bookmark it.

Go to the all-search box. Enter your search keywords.


You can select Articles at the top of the search box if you want to limit your search to only articles. You can also select Databases A-Z and do searches for articles in any of our specialized databases.

Not all databases are easy to use, and it can be confusing when they give different information or data. Look at the database page layout. If it is simple, keep your search simple. If it has complex search features, take advantage of them to get the best results. For more help, stop by, contact me, or schedule an appointment with one of our librarians.

Remember — all library databases can be found by using this link:

To find databases related to a specific research area, use the pulldown menu "All Subjects" (left-hand side of page).

You can also enter your own search terms in the search box on the right-hand side of the page.


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