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xSearch enables Stanford students and researchers to search multiple resources at one time.  The 250+ resources in xSearch include abstracts and indexes, full-text ejournal and ebook sites, patents, technical reports, reference materials, plus more.  In September 2013, a test version with an new interface and more content became available.  Check it out and let us know what you think.  Go to xSearch-test

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The Science and Engineering Libraries are offering over 30 workshops during Fall Term including multiple sessions of the "Citation Tools Overview" workshop as well as sessions on specific citation management tools such as EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero. Other workshops include information on resources for medical device design, data management best practices, grant and funding resources, sessions on Web of Science, xSearch, SciFinder, Reaxys and GeoRef and resources for energy and environmental studies research. Geospatial workshops on ArcGIS, Fusion Tables and Google Earth are also offered throughout the term.

Complete list of all workshops.

Sign up for Geospatial Training.

Sign up for Science and Engineering Libraries Workshops.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Helen Josephine
Terman Engineering Library

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We are pleased to announce the September 2013 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.  

 

In the news this month:   

  • Welcome New Students - Got a question or need help? Ask US!
  • Fall Workshops - Register Now
  • Three New Gadgets and Six Kindle Paperwhites
  • Chromebooks for Checkout!
  • Join the Stanford Mendeley Group--organize, collaborate

       Download and read the full issue in digital format.

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"Access an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output to understand data in context and maximize research efforts.  The Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

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Updated daily, Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information of the world's leading scholarly journals.   It provides complete tables of contents and bibliographic information, including abstracts, from about 8,000 journals, 2,000 books, and 7,000 scholarly web sites.  It includes pre-published electronic journal articles and links to the full text.   Database coverage: 1998 to the present.

Transformation is a common theme among the eight final student team projects of this year's ME310 cohort. Take, for example, Idéum, which proposes how to transform an old building in a Swedish coastal town into an innovation center for Volvo workers who insist "that they [are] not innovative people." The students ask, and then answer, "How might we build confidence and make a user feel like an innovative genius, with a tool that actually helps develop creative skills?"   

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AutoDesk announced that it is releasing a ton of stuff into the Creative Commons. “The group adopted the Creative Commons licensing which means 20,000 pages of documentation, 70 videos and 140 downloadable 3D asset files are now ready to be modified, remixed and shared globally.”

AutoDesk said soon all AutoDesk online help, learning channel movies, podcasts, support articles and downloadable materials will be placed under the Creative Commons model -- even their AutoDesk University training content past and future.

You can read more about it at  http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/39184

BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the Stanford University Libraries.


•    Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
•    Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
•    Be alerted when a new issue of a journal is published
•    Save articles in your personal library.  BrowZine can easily be synced up with Box.com, Mendeley, Zotero, and other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. 

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