Technology Transformation Resources

Be sure to evaluate any websites you use by critically examining content, creators, and sources for validity and bias.

Selected Book Resources

Sample Searchworks Subject Headings

These directly link into Searchworks, but are also good phrases for searching databases.


Suggested Databases

When searching in databases you can successfully use keyword combinations which would not work well in Searchworks. Try combinations such as innovation or technology with words like resistance or rejection.

Suggested Films

The Media-Microtext collection of Green Library has many videos. This is merely a sampling.

  1. Moon (2009)
  2. Transformers (2007-2009)
  3. I, Robot (2004)
  4. Last Samurai (2003)
  5. The Matrix (1999-2003)
  6. Sneakers (1992)
  7. Fat Man & Little Boy (1989)
  8. Terminator (1984-2009)
  9. Blade Runner (1982)
  10. Looker (1981)
  11. The Boys from Brazil (1978)
  12. Westworld (1973)
  13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

If you are still having trouble finding materials, just Ask Us!

Q&A: Doing a Patent Search


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.

Wireless Access for Guests


How can I find information about getting wireless access at Stanford for guests?


This is available through the ITSS site for Guest Access. Guest accounts for wireless access must be sponsored by a Stanford community member with a SUNet ID. Library staff are not authorized to sponsor guest accounts for library visitors.

Q&A: Finding Technical Reports


How do I find technical reports at Stanford?


That is explained on this site.

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