Questions & Answers
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 22:28.
Can I do a detailed patent search at Stanford?
Swain Library has a patent site pointing to various databases and search aids. Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent applications made available by the USPTO-—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the past few months.
To search the official patent and trademark databases at the U.S. Patent Office, you need to go to an authorized depository library for patent searches. These libraries offer full access to the patent databases. The closest such depository to campus is about eight miles away, at the Sunnyvale Public Library.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 22:23.
I'm looking for the annual filings of the Western Pacific Railroad to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which are done on Form R-1. Does Stanford have those reports for years 1960 through 1980?
We don't archive original filings of companies with the Commerce Dept. or the Interstate Commerce Commission. However, research on the railroad filings shows that they were used for (among other things) compiling the Annual Report on Transport Statistics. The original Forms R-1 were also used by the IRS for tax purposes. The ICC statistical parts, compiled in the Annual Report on Transport Statistics, have specific statistics for each railroad. We have these statistical reports for the years 1954 through 1994.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 21:18.
I'd like to find statistics on number of women employed by particular industry in European countries.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) collects employment data by industry. You can access it two ways:
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 21:12.
I'm looking for the annual reports of the U.S. Alien Property Custodian from 1919 to 1926. According to Socrates, Stanford owns only the 1922 report. Where can I find the other years?