Walker Library

Research Guides                                                          


Getting Around the Library

If you are having trouble finding your way around Walker Library, these maps may help. Areas are hyperlinked to provide additional information about each department or service.

First Floor - Second Floor - Third Floor - Fourth Floor

Finding and Checking Out Books  

Find Books Now: Use the Search box on the Library homepage. Use the pull down box to limit to Books.

Introduction to the Library Simplified Search Box Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (1:38)

Additional Tutorials:

About the Dewey Decimal System text based icon

Call Number Locations in Walker Library text based icon

How to request a book or article from another library (Interlibrary Loan) Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:28)

Finding Articless (2:54) text-based tutorial

Find Articles Now: Simplified Search | Journal Locator | Article Databases A-Z | Research Guides by Subject

You research may require the use of articles, which may be found online or in the library's periodicals section. Print periodicals are located on the first floor of the library, at the south end of the building. Staff at the Periodicals Service Desk are available to assist in locating materials. The library also has access to a wide variety of electronic resources, accessible from the Find Resources page.

Guide to Finding Articles text-based tutorial

Additional Tutorials:

How to find the full text of an article in a database Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (3:30)

How to find a specific article if you already have a citation Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:00)

How to find a specific journal Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:06)

How to find a book or article at another Nashville area library using the ATHENA catalog Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:39)

How to request a book or article from another library (Interlibrary Loan) Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:28)

How to link to an article from a database (finding a persistent URL) Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:45)

Using Google Scholar to find articles video

Find a full issue (by date) of the historical New York Times video

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles...what's the difference? (from Vanderbilt University; hosted by YouTube) Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (3:11)

Additional Help

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Need help getting started?

If you're having trouble getting started with your research, our Searchpath tutorial will be helpful to you. Searchpath is a self-instructional tutorial that teaches basic library and research skills. It covers the research process from initial topic selection to citation styles and the issue of plagiarism. You can complete the tutorial on your own time outside of class. Each section only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Additional Tutorials:

How to read a citation Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (2:25)

Citation and Style Guides text-based tutorial

Evaluating Sources You Find Online (By DrPPrice; hosted by YouTube) Flash video tutorial. Please turn up your speakers. (5:28)