Tips for new Engineering grad students

September 14, 2016
Engineering Library

Welcome to Stanford and the School of Engineering. As you prepare to start your studies, the Engineering library has pulled together some helpful tips for getting started with research at Stanford.

The Terman Engineering Library has three Engineering Subject Specialists to answer your questions and help you get what you need for your projects and research. You can find us in the Engineering Library or contact us via email.

Helen Josephine – Aeronautics & Astronautics, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering

Sarah Lester  – Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering

Kathleen Gust – Civil & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science

Getting started with your research

Review the topic and subject guides created by the Engineering Librarians, including introductory guides on:

Research tools

  • Sign up for an article and citation management tool such as Mendeley
  • Sign up for a collaborative LaTeX editing tool such as Overleaf
  • Get a unique author identifier from ORCID
  • If you'll be living off campus, set up your computer for off-campus access
  • Attend a library workshop to learn more about resources and tools from the Stanford Libraries

Join us at one of the following events to learn about all we have to offer

New Graduate Student Orientation: Science & Engineering Libraries Presentation

Monday, September 19, 2016 1:30-2:30 pm
Mackenzie Room, Huang Center, 3rd Floor 

Terman Engineering Library Open House
Meet your librarians and join us for coffee, juice, fruit, and donut bites at the library

Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:30-10:30 am
Terman Engineering Library, Huang Center, 2nd Floor