Questions & Answers
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Wed, 06/24/2009 - 13:39.
Returning Students who:
maintain full library privileges and access throughout the Summer. This includes access to library buildings, borrowing privileges and off-campus access to library resources, such as Electronic Journals and Databases.
Incoming students (Graduate and Undergraduate) who have been accepted to Stanford, but have not yet started classes, will have full library privileges at the beginning of their first quarter at Stanford.
Incoming students are welcome to visit many Stanford Libraries before they begin classes at Stanford, by registering as a visitor at Green Library. The Stanford Libraries' catalog, Searchworks, is also open to all for searching the Stanford Libraries' collections.
Submitted by mschaefe@stanfo... on Fri, 06/12/2009 - 12:21.
Yes. The Tech Desk on the second floor of Meyer Library has equipment available for loan using your Stanford ID card. All material is due back by 5:00 pm the next day that Meyer is open (the Meyer Tech Desk is open on most weekends and even some holidays).
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Fri, 06/12/2009 - 10:53.
Sometimes when you find a book in the catalog, the catalog record lists the location as SAL. A book that is in SAL is in one of the Stanford Auxiliary Libraries, and can be paged to the library of your choice. Usually there is a link in the catalog record that says: "Request this item", which links to a form which allows you to request that the item be brought to the library. Sometimes, there is no link to "request this item". Sometimes the catalog record indicates that the item is in Temporary Shelving at SAL.
If there is no link to request, you can have the book paged to your library by emailing SAL at email@example.com
Since SAL 1&2 are on campus, and you also can go during their open hours and check the book out there.
You can find out more about the SAL Libraries at the Stanford Auxiliary Library Homepage.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Tue, 05/19/2009 - 08:38.
I am looking for a report released by Health Canada regarding lead levels in lipsticks. Here is an article that makes reference to it.
I have not been able to find this report on the Health Canada website and was directed to you by one of the reference librarians at Green. Do you have any other ideas of how I might get ahold of it? Thanks for your help,
Thanks for the question. I believe this may be the document for which you're looking: Draft Guidance on Heavy Metal Impurities in Cosmetics.
I've found the best way to search for Canadian documents (and other govt documents as well) is to, rather than using the agency's search on their site, use the advanced google search and search within a site/domain of
Using that tip, here's my search results. That garnered both the Draft Guidance report as well as the record of decision dated Nov 25, 2008 which mentions that Health Canada will be releasing the report and asking for comment.
Here are a couple of other links that may be of interest:
In general, Stanford Library receives very few Canadian documents these days. the Canadian government publishes many of their documents online. One can search on the Canadian agency Web site or the government's Publishing and Depository Services. However, if this one hadn't been online (i.e., if it had been an internal or unreleased draft report for example) you may have had to contact Health Canada directly.