Branner Library News


SynOne Beta from Thieme Chemistry is available

March 6, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

I am very pleased to announce that Stanford students, faculty, and staff are one of 10 institutions that have access to the beta version of SynOne.  For a tour and for answers to commonly asked questions, view these materials in Stanford Box (access is limited to Stanford users) .  After trying SynOne, it would be really great to get your feedback by completing this survey.  

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Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing

March 2, 2018
by Amy E. Hodge

Are you trying to write a killer abstract? Do you have data you want to share? Would you like to hear directly from journal editors about what it takes to get published? Then Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing is for you!

The Stanford community is invited to join us April 17 from 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM at the Hartley Conference Center in the Mitchell Earth Sciences building for a series of sessions on all things sci-tech publishing.

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New updates to EarthWorks with more access to data

Over the past two months a team at Stanford Libraries have been working to add new features and resources to our geospatial discovery portal EarthWorks. EarthWorks is the place for users to find and access geospatial data at Stanford. With the recent updates, the amount of data users can find has more than doubled with access to over 70,000 resources from more than 20 institutions. Users can now discover scanned maps alongside Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, index maps, census data and research data.

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The ArcGIS Online mapping platform is now available to all Stanford affiliates

February 9, 2018
by Mr. Stace D Maples
ArcGIS Online is an online, collaborative GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. You get access to Living Atlas of the World, Business and Community Analyst apps, and Esri's secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers.

An excellent example of what can be done with ArcGIS Online is the Stanford Geospatial Center's Gaihōzu: Japanese Imperial Maps portal, which provides access to the most popular objects in the Stanford Digital Repository.


Over the last few months, we’ve been testing Single Sign-On (SSO) for providing access to, which we have licensed for the use of all Stanford affiliates.  This means that you no longer need to go through the Stanford Geospatial Center to get an account!

Cambridge Structural Database - 2018 version available

February 8, 2018
by Grace Baysinger

CSD Refcode TUWMOP - the 800,000th entry added to the CSD

Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world.  The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF).  In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else. 

New Resources in Branner Library

Following is a listing of new print and e-books recently added to the Branner Earth Sciences Library.

  1. editor Jürgen Runge ; in collaboration with Joachim Eisenberg. 2018

  2. Charles E. Thomsen, American River College, Robert W. Christopherson, American River College--Emeritus. 2018

  3. Zhangcai Qin, Umakant Mishra, Astley Hastings, editors. 2018

  4. Eduardo Viola and Matías Franchini. 2018

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Assistant Director of Geospatial and Cartographic Services
Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
(650) 725-1102

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