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The Terman Library librarians offer workshops on advanced searching techniques available in Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, xSearch and SearchWorks, bibliographic management tools including Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote and Zotero, research sources for standards, patents and material science.  Workshops are held in the Huang Center. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.  If the session you want is not being offered this term, or if you want to suggest a workshop that we can add, please email us at


How to write a quality technical paper and where to publish within IEEE

Prof. Olav Solgaard and George Plosker of IEEE will co-present the workshop.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference, how to organize your manuscript, and how to work through the peer review process.
  • Learn how successful IEEE authors structure articles to improve acceptance.
  • Understand how to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted.
  • Tips on how the IEEE Xplore Digital Library can help when writing technical papers, including how to stay up-to-date on the latest research using saved search alerts.
  • Information on IEEE author tools and Open Access options within IEEE journals.

Early career researchers, junior and senior undergraduates, and graduate students are encouraged to attend.  The complete workshop is 90 minutes long, but could be up to 2 hours with the Q & A section.
Thursday, April 28, 3:00-5:00pm, Spilker 232


How to write a technical paper--Solgaard

IEEE author tools and publication information--Plosker

Workshop sponsored by the Terman Engineering Library and IEEE.

Citation Tools Overview

Overview of the citation management tools available at Stanford University: EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

All sessions will be in Huang room 203

Monday 9/28  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Tuesday 9/29  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Thursday 10/1  12:30 PM- 1:20 PM

Friday 10/2  12:30 PM- 1:20 PM

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Citation Tools Workshop materials

Finding Articles When All Else Fails

Google Scholar offers great resources for researchers, this workshop will focus on Google Scholar and other tools for finding research articles, patents, technical conferences including Web of Science, Scopus, and Stanford's multi-site search tool, xSearch.  Learn how to use Scopus, Web of Science, xSearch and Google Scholar to search smarter and faster.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

Most sessions in Huang, room 203

Wednesday 9/30/2015   11:30 AM - 12:20 PM  
Tuesday 10/6/2015   12:30 PM- 1:20 PM     
Friday 10/9/2015   12:30 PM- 1:20 PM   in  Huang 219 
Wednesday 10/14/2015   12:30 PM- 1:20 PM  

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Mendeley Workshops--Organize, Collaborate, Discover

Mendeley is a desktop application and web-based software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers. Learn how to organize your collection, collaborate with other researchers and discover new research papers. Join the Mendeley Stanford Group for more storage and ready access to other Stanford researchers.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

Sessions in Huang

Monday 10/5  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM in Huang 203

Wednesday 10/7  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM in Huang 203

Tuesday 10/13  1:30 PM - 2:20 PM  in Huang 219

If none of these workshop days and times work for you, please contact Helen Josephine ( to set up a consultation session.

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Mendeley Workshop materials

Overleaf for LaTeX projects

Overleaf is a collaborative cloud based LaTeX tool which makes the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific papers faster and easier.  New to LaTeX?  This tool will help you learn the basics and collaborate with others.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

All sessions will be in Huang room 203

Thursday 10/8  12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Monday 10/12  12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

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Using RefWorks Citation Manager

RefWorks software indexes and organizes all of your citations. Your RefWorks account stays “live” as long as Stanford Libraries continue to subscribe to the product, even after you graduate.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

All sessions will be held in Huang room 219

Wednesday 10/7 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Thursday 10/8  1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Friday 10/9  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

What's New with EndNote

EndNote 7X or EndNoteWeb software indexes and organizes all of your citations. Learn how to create output in a variety of bibliographic styles, or move to another citation management platform.  Covers the new EndNote Manuscript Matcher and other new features for 2015.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

All sessions will be in Huang room 203

Tuesday 10/6/2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Tuesday 10/13/2015  - 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

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Workshop materials


Building your research toolkit - tips and tools for publishing

Tips and tools from the library on finding collaborators, places to publish, tracking your publications, and more.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

No sessions planned for this quarter.

Workshop materials

Electronic Handbooks at Stanford

Discover three electronic handbook packages.  Knovel, CRCnetBase and McGraw-Hill all offer online access to handbooks and other resources.  We will talk about features and limitations of these products.

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

No sessions planned for this quarter.

Medical Device Resources

The Stanford Libraries have several specialized resources available specifically for those researching and developing medical devices.  Come learn about the ASM Materials for Medical Devices database and the ASTM Medical Device Standards portal. 

Fall Quarter 2015 dates

No sessions planned for this quarter.

Medical Device Resources Workshop materials