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Workshops About Using Cross Discipline Research Tools

Come learn about comprehensive searching of multiple databases in related disciplines to uncover articles, books and reports critical to your research. The workshop will cover earch examples using ISI Web of Science and the new Stanford Libraries’ Cross Search tool. E-mail alerts for subject, titles, and authors will also be covered.

See the Engineering Libraries' site for more information about these October workshops.


The pull of libraries

A bit of Friday fun from speedbump.com::


I Love My Librarian

"Librarians in our nation’s 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. Now is your chance to tell us why we should shine the spotlight on a librarian at your public, school, college, community college or university library. Nominate your librarian for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award!"

Deadline for nominations is October 9, 2009.
For contact information to nominate a member of the Stanford University Library and Academic Information Resources staff, see librarystaff.stanford.edu.


Refworks in three steps

Stanford has a site license for the Web-based bibliographic/citation tool called Refworks (see here for tutorials and more information on how to set up and use Refworks @ Stanford).

The paper below by a group of librarians at University of Queensland describes an interesting way in which students can use Refworks in their team-based research projects. Check it out.

Citation: RefWorks in Three Steps: Undergraduate Team Bibliographies. Phil Yorke-Barber, Cristina Ghiculescu, Gisela Possin, Dorothy Hill, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Summer 2009.


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