Every year Prof. Gary Griggs borrows the set of the current RSMeans Construction Cost Estimation Books from the Terman Engineering Library for several long weekends during winter quarter. We wondered about the intense interest in these reference volumes and found out that the books are taking a winter vacation in Nevada with a student team from the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
We are pleased to announce the February 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Access Standards via ANSI Standards Connect
- Knovel Challenge Begins – Join Now!
- Department of Energy OpenNet Database
- Free Data Resources Online
- DOE Data Explorer
With less than 4 days left in Week 2 of the 8-week Knovel Academic Challenge, it is not too late for you to play and claim potential prizes! Please note that registration remains open throughout the 8 weeks, allowing students and faculty to enroll at any time.
Register at: http://knovelac.com/registration/
The Terman Engineering Library has made some big changes to our digital standards collection. In an effort to minimize the number of places to access our standards collection most of the standards currently available via TechStreet have moved to ANSI Standards Connect. The only content still available on TechStreet is the ACI Manual of Concrete practice.
Construction of marine facilities is an expensive endeavor, with platforms built in deep waters costing in the billions of dollars. That makes it important to do it right the first time. Research at the John A. Blume Center for Earthquake Engineering has helped to advance the offshore industry's knowledge of how to build these structures more reliably.
Student theses and research reports from visiting scholars in the Reliability of Marine Structures (RMS) Program are now preserved and available through the Stanford Digital Repository.
New to Mendeley? Want to know more about the Stanford Mendeley Group account features? Have questions about how to streamline your workflow? Interested in the integration with Overleaf for LaTeX projects?
Sign-up in Coursework or Drop-in for one of our Winter Quarter Mendeley workshops. All students, faculty and staff welcome to attend.
• Tuesday, January 27--12-1 Huang 203
• Thursday, January 29--12-1 Huang 203
• Friday, January 30--1-2 Huang 203
Bring your lunch, snacks provided.
Sign up at the Science and Engineering Libraries Training Portal
We are pleased to announce the January 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- Knovel Challenge Begins February 2
- Artech House e-Books Added
- WriteLaTeX /Overleaf Training Opportunity
- No VPN Access for Most Library Resources
- Winter Mendeley Workshops
Overleaf is a new collaborative writing and publishing system developed by the team behind the popular WriteLaTeX editor. Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Overleaf/WriteLaTeX can also be linked to your Mendeley account for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.
The Stanford University Libraries are sponsoring a one year free trial of Overleaf/WriteLaTeX for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.