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NEH Summer Programs at VT - Library Resources: Get Started

Library information, services, and resources for NEH Summer Programs at VT

Overview of VT University Libraries Spaces, Services, & Resources

Welcome to all participating in NEH Summer programs at Virginia Tech! Here are some starting points and important links for research and collaboration at VT University Libraries.

VT University Libraries website home page - screenshot - June 2016         Newman Library at VT Blacksburg Campus

Newman Library image by Eric T Gunther, licensed CC BY 3.0via Wikimedia Commons.

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General Information

Research Materials and Services

  • Off Campus Sign In - use to access research databases and full text when outside VT campus areas.  Uses VT PID and Password.  Depending on details of your account, you might be asked for two factor authentication.
  • Identify Research Materials
    • Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources - online or physical materials.  Don't overlook the advanced search, which might save you time.
    • Addison is the traditional catalog of physical items in our library, mostly printed books, DVDs, and microforms.
    • Databases - the database search tab on the library search is useful when looking for a specific database, like PubMed, America's Historical Newspapers, or WorldCat.
    • Subject Guides are a great starting point for recommended databases of research - and contact information for subject librarians - in particular areas
    • The Journals finder is a handy way to determine what periodicals we have access to, in what format, for what period(s).
  • Access and Get Physical Materials:
  • Access Online Materials:
    • When trying to access articles and other resources, look for full text links and/or the Get VText box, which will connect you to full text, or to Illiad/Interlibrary Loan to request material from another library: 
  • Manage your Research Materials
  • Subject Guides are a great starting point for recommended databases of research - and contact information for subject librarians - in particular areas



  • VT Libraries Ask a Librarian service logo  We have a wonderful Ask a Librarian service! Knowledgeable research assistance staff are available for email, chat, or in-person reference desk hours! 
  • Also, feel free to contact your program liaison librarians
    • Bruce Pencek,, (540) 231-2140
    • Marc Brodsky,, (540) 231-7973
    • Ginny Pannabecker,, (540) 231-7980
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