LexisNexis Academic subscription ending June 30, 2017

student looking at computer and taking notes

The University Libraries will be canceling the LexisNexis Academic database after June 30, 2017.   This database has not kept up with modern interface or linking technologies, and other resources supply equivalent content that is broader in scope and easier to search and download.   We recommend these databases in place of LexisNexis: For news… Read more »

Using the University Libraries after graduation

Virginia Tech graduation cap with VT logo

First, congratulations on graduating!   Once the registrar changes your status in university systems from a current student to an alum, your access to our online resources and several services will change. Here’s what you’ll need to know:   First, be sure to return any books you have checked out. You can check My Library… Read more »

Collections on the move!

sign in front of books reading: this collection is in the process of shifting. if you need help finding a book, please go to the 2nd floor reference desk

If your favorite section of books seems to be missing, or you can’t locate a book, have no fear! It’s probably just hanging out in a new spot. We’re reorganizing and some print collections are being moved within the building.   Beginning March 13, literature collections in the P classification are moving to the 3rd… Read more »

EndNote renewal and updates

EndNote X8

Good news for all you EndNote users out there: we’ve renewed our license with them through 2020! Bonus: EndNote X8 was recently released and is now available through Software Distribution. To download the new version, visit their licensed software page.   Never used EndNote before? It’s a bibliographic management software that allows researchers to save and organize… Read more »

Join us for the Big Data Science Workshop on January 12!

big data science workshop: January 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Newman Library Multipurpose Room

In an era of Big Data, reproducible research and efficient workflows become vitally important to the research process. How do researchers handle large datasets? What skills do graduate students need to become big data analysts? Join the University Libraries and Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech, and the Center for Open Science on January 12,… Read more »

ACRL launches Diversity Alliance with Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa

ACRL Diversity Alliance logo

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the launch of its Diversity Alliance program on Tuesday, October 11. The program grew from an initiative led by libraries at founding members: Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa.   The announcement released by ACRL stated, “The ACRL Diversity Alliance… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week at Virginia Tech set for Oct. 24-30

Members of the university gather during Open Access Week to discuss its implications

At universities around the world, faculty, staff, and students require access to journals, databases, and datasets to produce research. Currently, this access often comes at a hefty price to university libraries — a price that many cannot afford.   Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30, is an international celebration of the benefits of open access. Virginia… Read more »

FAQs | Newman Library Reorganization Project

What’s happening on the 4th floor of Newman Library? As part of the university’s Beyond Boundaries initiative and in support of the Destination Areas, the University Libraries have been incorporated into the proposed Innovation Corridor. Space on the 4th floor of Newman Library has been allocated for that purpose and in the coming year, will… Read more »

New Electronic Resources Added in 2016

Berry trees in front of Newman Library

The University Libraries have added more than 100 new electronic resources to our collection in the past year. As the world gets more and more digital, the way people do their research and use resources in their coursework has changed, as well. So, we thought you might be interested the many new digital journals, databases,… Read more »

VT News: Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data

Researchers in need of space to store, preserve, and share data have a new option available: VTechData, Virginia Tech’s new data repository. At some point in their careers, researchers need a place to securely store their data, whether they have to comply with funding requirements or want a sustainable place to share their data in… Read more »