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Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 07:23.
Naturally, there has been an explosion of books about Darwin in 2008 and 2009, which is reflected in the holdings of Stanford Libraries. 2009 is also the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
Not surprisingly, as all the first editions of Darwin's works are in the public domain, he is very well represented in digital format online.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 21:05.
I am writing a paper about neurological differences between autism and ADHD--specifically, about how the behavioral symptoms may look the same, but the underlying mechanisms are different. Do you have any suggestions for journals or articles to look at?
One good starting point is Academic Search Premier, which indexes many medical and psychology journals. Other databases include Psycinfo and Medline. You might also browse some of the Psychology Handbooks in the Social Science Resource Center, such as Handbook of Developmental Psychology (SSRC: BF713 .H3635 2003) and Handbook of Psychology (SSRC: BF121 .H1955 2003).
Also, the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences may be useful. A search using the keyword "autism" yields several detailed sections on the neural basis and psychological aspects of autism. You will find similar descriptive articles for ADHD.
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 18:59.
I would like to look into the history of Stanford's involvement in human performance or athletics. Do you have any suggestions?
On the general topic of the history of Stanford athletics, a Searchworks search for "Stanford University Athletics" returns over 100 items in your results, including Champions: a century of Stanford sports : videorecording, 1991.
Another good source is the Human Performance Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine. You might even want to contact the lab to talk to someone about their history.
Finally, you can visit the University Archivist in Special Collections to discuss options for searching university archives and newspapers.