The Peabody Library Curriculum Support Team offers a variety of instructional services to assist all Peabody students in developing information literacy skills.
Library instruction sessions address an array of research needs and can be held in either the Library or other campus locations. Each session is customized to the specific needs of the class based on consultation between the librarian and course instructor.
On this page is a list of the most commonly requested library instruction topics. The purpose of this list is to help you decide which topics you want addressed in the instruction session. The list is not exhaustive so if there are other topics you want included, please consult your Library Liaison.
How to use ACORN, the Library's catalog
How to find books, journals and other resources that the Vanderbilt Libraries own.
How to search exhaustively for a literature review
Learn how to develop a plan of action in locating and retrieving primary research material on a particular topic.
How to construct a basic search strategy
Learn about keywords, combining terms with AND and OR, and the importance of using synonyms.
How to identify popular vs. scholarly journals
Learn how to compare and contrast the differences between periodicals.
Locating full-text when you only have a citation
Learn how to track access to the online full text.
General interest databases
Learn about basic searching techniques in databases such as InfoTrac, Proquest, and Lexis Nexis.
Most disciplines have specialized databases such as ERIC, PsycINFO, and Business Source Premier. These databases tend to provide better search results in regards to scholarly journal citations.
APA Citation Style
Learn how to cite resources including Internet sources, as well as developing reference in-text citations.
Learn how you can use this software to manage citations and deploy them in your papers and other research.
Evaluating Web sites
Learn what the vital elements are for evaluating information retrieved from the Internet.
Tour of Peabody Library
A tour of the library highlighting such locations as the periodicals, Learning Commons, Curriculum Materials Center, and the Design Studio.
Peabody Library Liaisons
|Human and Organizational Development||Leslie Foutch||Send a message to Leslie||3-7541|
|Leadership, Policy, and Organizations||Leslie Foutch (LOP)
Lee Ann Lannom (Other LPO programs)
|Send a message to Leslie
Send a message to Lee Ann.
Lee Ann: 3-2915
|Psychology and Human Development||Leslie Foutch||Send a message to Leslie||3-7541|
|Special Education||Lee Ann Lannom||Send a message to Lee Ann||3-2915|
|Teaching and Learning||Lee Ann Lannom||Send a message to Lee Ann||3-2915|