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Swain Library news - 22 April 2016

April 22, 2016
by Grace Baysinger

The latest news from the Swain Library covers the following topics:

  • Catalysis Resources
  • Keep Current with journal literature
  • Green Pocketbook
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Day - The Great Indoors: Your Homes Ecosystem
  • Household Products Database

Aimed at providing news as quick info bytes, each topic is covered in a PowerPoint slide.   This format enables us to easily re-use this content in a digital sign at the library.  Please see: Swain Library News - 22 April 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016!

Hatef Monajemi

SDR Deposit of the Week: Facilitating reproducibility

March 16, 2016
by Amy E. Hodge

Many scientists are making the reproducibility of their research a much higher priority these days than they used to. But it's a time consuming task, which means that many are searching for tools and workflows to help facilitate their efforts.

Hatef Monajemi, a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his PhD advisor Professor David L. Donoho, have developed a new piece of software that can make reproducibility an easier goal to achieve. His new software is called Clusterjob (CJ). This software can be used to develop reproducible computational packages and make the generation of data for a research study fully reproducible. CJ is an open-source software available on GitHub.

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Free Overleaf Pro Account for all Stanford students, faculty, staff

February 5, 2016

Sign up now for your free Overleaf pro account. As part of the Stanford University Overleaf group, you have access to a collaborative editing and writing tool for LaTeX projects.  Overleaf integrates with Mendeley, Git, Plot.ly and many publishers including PLOS, PeerJ, SPIE, and Springer. Recent enhancements include spell checking for additional languages and integration with the new IEEE Collabratec platform

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Gear Up for Research Day, Thursday, January 28

January 21, 2016

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to get all your research articles organized and referenced?

Interested in writing for publication but need tips on how to present your findings?  Thinking about applying for funding, but don't know where to start?

Get tips for how to find grants, publish articles and organize your research at Gear Up for Research Day on Thursday, January 28 from 1 to 5 pm in the Mackenzie room on the third floor of the Huang Engineering Center.

Rock fractures

SDR Deposit of the Week: Geology research will stand the test of time

October 12, 2015
by Amy E. Hodge

Faculty retire, projects end, and the outputs of important research languish on forgotten hard drives and servers. It happens all the time. But retiring Professors Atilla Aydin and David Pollard wanted to be sure it didn't happen to them. For 25 years they co-directed the Stanford Rock Fracture Project (RFP) in the Geology and Environmental Sciences Department, but they were concerned about the long-term availability of the research outputs of that project once they retired. 

Until they found out about the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).

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