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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford

Don't be the next data disaster!

April 26, 2013
by Amy E. Hodge

"As Dr. Srinivas watched the charred fragments of his lifetime's work crumble in a fireman's hands and fall to the ground, the scholar wept."

Forty-three years later, the details of the story may be different, but a similar fate could be awaiting any researcher who lacks good data management practices. 

It was shortly after 5 am on April 24,1970, and the offices of Dr. Srinivas and nine other scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford had just been firebombed. 

Stanford Solar House

Solar Decathalon Update

April 26, 2013

Its been a month since construction began on the Solar House next to Terman Park.  Here's a recent photo.  No solar cells in evidence yet, but the house is recognizable now.  Good luck to the team!

Prison Hunger Strikes - noon today

April 26, 2013

Today at noon, Professor Nayan Shah (University of Southern California) will be speaking on" "Prison Hunger Strikes and Globalizing the Anti-Apartheid Struggle," in the Okimoto Room on the third floor of Encina Hall. This is sponsored by CDDRL: The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

 

Prezi on Power Searching With Google

Advanced Power Searching With Google – Recap of Sessions 1 & 2

April 25, 2013
by Joseph Maloba Makokha

The first two of six planned sessions on Advanced Power Searching With Google were held the past Tuesdays at Cubberley Education Library. In these sessions, we covered strategies on using the “Search Tools” function, including how to filter image results based on physical characteristics of expected results; using site structure to search specific domains, specific sites, part of a sites, and even a specific file type. These sessions are based on content designed for and delivered to a worldwide audience in two Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) offered by Google last fall and winter.

Q&A: finding information on the "Aid to Families with Dependent Children" program

April 22, 2013
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

Question: I'm trying to find information about the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program and was told it could be in some of the government documents at Green but I have no idea where to look. Is there a way you could point me in the right direction?

Answer: You'll be able to find a lot of information and statistics in the federal government documents collection as well as in the secondary literature (journal articles, books, and other library material). Below are a few links to get you started.

Finding Credible News in the Digital Age

April 22, 2013

Those of us at the Stanford University Libraries send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragic events in Boston, Massachusetts and in West, Texas. As these events unfolded, many of us struggled to make sense of the rapid, conflicting, and often false news coming from a wide array of sources.

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