Peabody Library Collection
Peabody Library holds more than 250,000 book and serial volumes and subscribes to more than 300 journals. Our subject strengths are education, educational administration, education policy, educational psychology, school counseling, special education, leadership studies, human and organization development, and child study. The library has a Curriculum Materials Center and Youth Collection, a Test Collection (see our Test Collection Policy), and the Bert Roller Collection of historic children's literature.
Peabody Library owns reports published by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). Some ERIC documents are available in electronic format. Links to these documents are in the ERIC database and the online catalog, ACORN. The AV Room, 003, on the ground floor of the library has the ERIC documents that are on microfiche.
Not enough information? See Guide to ERIC.
Indexes and Abstracts
The library subscribes to many electronic databases, but you may need to search through the older literature using print indexes. These indexes are located on stack level three in the Vault.
You can find current journal issues in the Periodicals area on the main floor of the Peabody Library. Bound journals are located on Stack Level Two. They are shelved alphabetically by title. Many journals are available electronically.
Microforms and some videotapes and other media are in Room 003, the AV Room, on the ground floor. Other media are located by call number in the book stacks or in the Curriculum Materials Center.
Besides electronic databases and electronic journals, the library also develops and provides access to various digital collections. One of these collections, DiscoverArchive, "collects, preserves, indexes, and distributes digital scholarly output" created by Vanderbilt faculty and students.