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Microscopy image by Juan G. Cueva and Miriam B. Goodman

For nearly four years, the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) has been home to the research outputs of scientists and scholars from across Stanford’s campus. But while those data files, videos, source code, microscopy images, survey results, maps and more have been discoverable and accessible through the Libraries’ online catalog, SearchWorks, it has been hard to get an overview of all the available data. Until now.

We are pleased to announce the October 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Civil Engineers

In the news this month:

  • DataVis™, Materials Properties from Access Engineering
  • The Space Report Online
  • NESC Standard and Handbook from IEEE
  • More Chromebooks Added
  • Dog Therapy in the Quad – Monthly!
  • Fall Workshops Reminder
  • NGSO Library Session Slides
  • EngrXiv – Open Science
  • Overleaf and ASCE - New Partnership

We are pleased to announce the September 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

  • Welcome New Students and Faculty
  • Key Resources for new SoE Students
  • Fall Workshops
  • Engineering Library Open House
  • Online Access to Library Resources
  • Solidworks – Get it at the Library
  • Yewno at Stanford
  • TCP Will Help With Your Writing and Speaking Projects
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.

Water jet with x-ray pulse

When Stanford Digital Repository staff found out someone was depositing research data about using x-ray lasers to explode jets of liquid, I have to admit there was a bit of excitement. Researching explosions (even on a small scale) sounds like an immense amount of fun. But Stanford researcher Claudiu Stan and his colleagues were doing way more important things out at SLAC than just having fun. They were performing serious research into fluid dynamics.

We are pleased to announce the May 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

Graduate students

In the news this month:

  • Engineering Village New Feature
  • Stanford eCorner – Entrepreneurship Resources
  • BrowZine – Feedback Wanted
  • Kanopy Streaming Video – Access via SearchWorks
  • Overleaf and PNAS Partnership
  • Honors for SESI project
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang automobile from the 1968 film

A guest post from one of our Road & Track project archivists, Beaudry Allen:
There is always something unexpected to find when processing a collection. You do not have to be a car aficionado or even know the first thing about cars to at least have a slight remembrance of the car in film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While the memories evoked by the car may be its ability to fly or float in water, the car was based on the legendary Brooklands cars of Count Louis Vorow Zborowski. Zborowski was a famous 1920s English racing driver and automobile engineer known for building his own race cars, some of which were called “Chitty Bang Bang.” Ian Fleming was influenced by Zborowski’s engineered car and its eccentricities when he wrote the famed children’s story of the same name. When the 1968 film adaptation started, mock-ups were built in the Edwardian-style. They actually worked, but apparently in the style of the day the cars only had brakes on the rear wheels, which meant that there were no brakes if you went in reverse. So the car may not be safe for the road today - but certainly one for memory lane.
The Road & Track collection is currently being processed, but a portion of the archive is available. A preliminary guide is available here:

We are pleased to announce the April 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

  • Spring Workshops – Register Now!
  • IEEE Publication Recommender
  • IEEE Xplore Adds Altmetric Badges
  • Guess which eBook titles in IEEE Xplore are Downloaded Most