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Conquering Call Numbers!

I've got a call #, now what?


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Books, Articles and More!

The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:

 What is   ?

FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.

An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.

Current News Sources

Historical News Sources

Need More Newspaper Options?

Vanderbilt University Library Catalog

Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:

Library Catalog vs. VU Collections vs. Articles

Search Scope What is included? When should I use it?
Library Catalog
  • Broadest search scope
  • Results will include books and ebooks, articles, and media like DVDs
  • A great option when you are just beginning your research process.
  • Use Library Catalog when you want to survey the research landscape for your topic
VU Collections
  • Focuses on VU owned items, physical and digital
  • Results will include books and ebooks, and media like DVDs
  • Digital collections like the TV News Archive will also be included in your results
  • You have defined your information needs
  • Use VU Collections when you are ready to create a tailored search for your topic
  • Content from selected VU databases
  • Popular and scholarly articles
  • Use Articles to find popular and scholarly articles on your topic.
  • The Articles scope does not search across all databases accessible to the Vanderbilt community.
  • Not finding the articles you need or want more database options?

For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?


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.

A Selection of Useful Subject Headings

 Pollution       Ecology
 Air Pollution      Water Pollution
 Climatic changes        Climatic changes Social aspects
Human Ecology    Environmental degradation
 Offenses against the environment   Transboundary pollution
Human beings Effects of climate on Sustainable development

Example 1:  Book

To search for books use the Library Catalog.  You can search by author or title.

Conde Feitosa, L.

2013  The Archaeology of Gender, Love, and Sexuality in Pompeii. British Archaeological Reports.  International Series 2533. Archaeopress, Oxford.

Example 2:  Journal Article

Your first stop is the library catalog to see if we have a subscription to the journal. Search by the journal name.  Once you access the journal, either online or in print, you'll be able to navigate to your specific article.  ***The Library Catalog and Articles search scopes will return individual articles in a search, however, it is not searching all of our subscriptions, so searching by the journal title is the safer bet.

Dolfini, A.

2013  The Gendered House.  Exploring Domestic Space in Later Italian Prehistory. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 26(2): 131–157.

Example 3:  Chapter from an edited Volume

The library catalog is definitely your friend.  When searching for a chapter in an edited volume, remember you must search by the title of the work that contains the chapter or the editors of the work

Olson, K.

2014  Roman Sexuality and Gender. In Themes in Roman Society and Culture.  An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 164–188. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

HathiTrust has created the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), which will allow Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff online reading access to materials that Vanderbilt Libraries own in print during this period of remote teaching, learning, and research. Access is available until further notice. 

**Users need to click on the yellow Log in button and choose Vanderbilt University as their institution and then login with their VUnet ID and password to gain access.

HathiTrust Login Button

Temporary Access titles are not accessible from the Library Catalog.  You will need to search for them directly in HathiTrust. I recommend a title search directly in the catalog.  See screenshot for example:

HathiTrust Search Box Example


Some caveats:

  • Not all print items available in our catalog are available in HathiTrust
  • HathiTrust is providing reading access to Temporary Access titles
    • The option to download the work in full is not available
    • You will be able to “check out” materials for a limited time (60 minutes)
      • There is an automatic renewal option available
  • Access to items is 1-1; 1 copy on the member library shelf, 1 individual access to the digital copy; 2 copies, 2 concurrent users of the digital item.
  • You may encounter a title that is not available for check out even though it is in our print collection as well as in HathiTrust
    • Please contact the library for assistance.