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I use books?
contain summarized knowledge on established areas of research.
are a good starting point for selecting and refining a topic.
have bibliographies and reference lists that will help you identify
other important works on a subject.
do I find books?
library catalog is the best source for finding books at Vanderbilt.
Acorn includes the holdings of every library at Vanderbilt University.
Using it you can find a book by author, title, or subject and then
Learn how to search Acorn by author, title,
or subject or for more help, search the complete
guide to Acorn help.
- precise location (library name)
- shelf position (call number)
- status (is it on the shelf or checked out?)
is a database of books and other items owned by libraries around the
world. Not all items listed will be owned by Vanderbilt, but it may
be possible to obtain those through Interlibrary
identified a book I want - how do I get it?
Prepared for the
Jean and Alexander Heard Library,
We would like to express our sincere appreciation
to MIT Libraries
for granting permission
to modify and use their "Information Navigator" tutorial.