Questions & Answers
Submitted by email@example.com on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:44.
"Stanford readers who want to access the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chronicle.com (http://chronicle.com) resources from locations or devices not on the Stanford network now have a new option. By creating a personal account (via the “Create a Free Account” link at Chronicle.com) and using their Stanford e-mail address in the registration, they can thereafter access this resource from outside the Stanford network without having to go through Stanford proxy access authentication.This may be particularly of interest to those using mobile devices.Creating such an account is entirely optional, and there is no change in access for Stanford users who do not create the account; they will continue to gain access either by automatic recognition of their Stanford IP address or, when needed, by the usual Stanford proxy server authentication."
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:26.
Question: I've been given a Barnes and Noble NOOK reader. Is it possible for me to download ebrary files via the Stanford Libraries? It's a lot lighter than hauling my laptop.
As of Sept. 2010 from Ebrary:
You can only access Ebrary content online, it's not downloadable.
Ebrary content is streamed and is not available for direct download.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:09.
I am doing research on the social security application (federal document #SS-5), and how it has changed over the years. Where can I look for historical versions of this document?
That's a tricky one since it says on the current form "Form SS-5 (08-2009) ef (08-2009) Destroy Prior Editions." The various editions of the Social Security Handbook include much information about the SSA's workings -- including about applying for social security with form SS-5 -- but does not include copies of forms.
So the next step is the Social Security Administration itself. The SSA has a History section that would no doubt be able to help, including 3 guides to SSA records. Lastly, you can contact the SSA historian to request copies of historic forms.
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 11/22/2010 - 16:09.
There are three figures on the facade above Green Library's Bing Wing portal. Who or what do they represent?
There are three roundels above the Bing Wing portal, each housing a relief figure. The figures represent (from left to right) Art, Philosophy, and Science. They were executed by San Francisco sculptor Edgar Walter; the exact date of their design and creation is unknown. Scholars and librarians can take pleasure in the fact that the figure representing Philosophy is shown with an open book in his hands.