Blog topic: Government information

Estonian visiting fellows talk about their 2022 Stanford fellowships

2022 Estonian fellows Anna-Maria Osula (TalTech), Piret Ehin (University of Tartu), and Anu Masso (TalTech)
August 25, 2022
by Liisi Esse

Stanford University Libraries, along with The Europe Center and The Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, recently launched two new fellowship programs that brought five Estonian scholars to Stanford in 2022. The Short-Term Research Fellowship at Stanford University for Estonian Scholars and The Global Digital Governance Fellowship at Stanford Un

LEGACIES OF CONFLICT in South Asia: The Right to Heal

Shah Commission of Inquiry Report 1, page 1
April 23, 2021
by Laura Wilsey

How many of us first developed an understanding of the Indian subcontinent and its peoples from the writings of Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie or Rohinton Mistry? Their stories, A Suitable Boy, Midnight's Children and A Fine Balance, introduced the rest of the world to the socio-political tensions fomenting in India since its independence from Britain in 1947.

Final report of 2018-20 FOIA advisory committee now available

FOIA logo
July 14, 2020
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

Note: This was originally posted on my blog Free Government Information. Please contact James Jacobs for questions about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Trial access to U.S.Documents Masterfile database of historic US government documents

US Documents Masterfile
April 13, 2020
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

The U.S. government has since 1774 published information chronicling the expanse of the country’s experience and development. These publications are valuable to students and researchers in history, government, business, economics, sociology, education, legal studies, and the sciences.


ANSI releases select standards for COVID-19 support (UPDATED)

April 3, 2020
by Zac Painter

Several librarians across the United States have been petitioning ISO and ANSI to release or open up access to several critical standards in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANSI has announced a portal that contains several of these important standards, including standards for the fabrication of ventilators and standards for incident management response, released to the public. At this time, 31 of these ISO standards have been released, and you can access them by visiting the following links.

Databases of the week: let's get technical with tech reports

Technical reports
February 4, 2020
by Zac Painter

Technical reports are a form of the “grey literature” which is extremely important for researchers in a variety of fields. While most technical reports aren’t strictly “academic work”, they often contain valuable information for researchers. Finding technical reports can be tricky, and there are no real standards for how they can be accessed. Nonetheless, we have a few suggestions for you!

Washington Post online now available to Stanford

Washington Post Masthead
January 10, 2020
by Regina Lee Roberts

Stanford Libraries provides access to the! A major first in access to current events and news. No individual subscription needed.