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Shake Library: More Help

Shake Things Up @ Shake Library


The Shake Library staff are always willing to help you get the resources you need.  Do not hesitate to use the "Ask a Librarian" information on the right to contact us with your questions.

Tutorials and other helpful resources for specific databases are available on the drop down menu of the tab above.  

Online Library Program

Top 9 @ 9: Navigating Semester Stressors with Useful Resources on Campus & Self-Care Tips
Has the start of the new semester left you feeling stressed?
The Counseling Center staff shares helpful resources to navigate the start of semester as well as helpful self-care tips to decrease stress. Shake Off Semester Stress with Shake Library & the VU Counseling Center!

Top 9 @ 9: Tutoring Resources

Top 9 @ 9: Navigating Midterm Stress


The Knowledge Market shares helpful campus academic resources to help with your studies at VU.

Shake Off Semester Stress with Shake Library & the Knowledge Market!


Library Videos

Course Reserves:  Course reserves are materials selected by professors for their specific classes to be available only in the Library for student use. To view the list of reserve items, use OneVU >> Course Reserves (link is located in the top right corner of the search screen). Search by Course Name, Department,  Instructor, or Start Date. Click the "All" status button to see all Course Reserves. 

Evaluating Resources: When researching articles for a paper, it is the responsibility of every researcher from student to tenured faculty to evaluate their resources. A simple test you can run on each of your resources to make sure that they are appropriate for you is the CRAAP Test. 

Holds & ILLWatch this video to learn how to request items from Shake Library as well as other libraries.

How to Use Google Scholar:  Tutorial created by the David L. Rice Library that discusses the benefits of Google Scholar, how to utilize its service, and how it differs from regular Google.

iPad Basics: Basic operations of the iPad are shown, for beginners!

LibGuides: Learn how to find research help with LibGuides!

Library Tour:  Check out our spaces and see what all you can do in the Shake Library.

Library Website:  Learn how to use Shake Library's website and all the features it offers.

OneVU: How to use OneVU, our online catalog that allows you to search all of Shake Library's resources in one place.

Searching Databases:  Learn how to search for scholarly journal articles in Shake Library's databases. Included are instructions for accessing the databases from off campus.

Using iPad Apps:  Demonstrates how to use apps on the iPad. Includes opening apps, opening folders of apps, running apps in the background, minimizing apps, and closing apps.

Using iPad Text and Keyboard:  Demonstrates how to use the iPad keyboard and some text shortcut features. Includes hiding the keyboard, undocking keyboard, splitting keyboard, auto-typing, auto-capitalization, cut, copy, and paste.

Ask a Librarian!

Ask A Librarian
Email the Shake Library at

Call the Library Information Desk at 812-888-4165.
Please leave your name, a phone number you may be contacted at, and a message when you call.

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InterLibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan

If you can't find what you need, don't give up!  We can get almost anything for you by borrowing it from another library!

Watch this video to learn how to place a request:

Holds & ILL