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East Asia Library acquires Song Dynasty Biographies of Eminent Monks

September 24, 2013
by Charles Fosselman

The East Asia Library at Stanford recently acquired from Zojoji Temple in Japan a copy of the twelfth-century printing of the tenth-century Chinese work called the Song Dynasty Biographies of Eminent Monks 宋高僧傳. With over five hundred biographies, it is an invaluable source of historical information on monks from about 700 to 900. Stanford now holds the only copy of this text in North America, and perhaps the only complete copy of the text outside of a single extant version in this temple in Japan.

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Ask Us!

September 24, 2013
by Christopher Matson

If you see folks in the libraries wearing these green Ask Us wristbands, they're there to help! Please feel free to talk to them if you have any questions about how to make your way around the libraries.

Cover of  The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Sex, drugs, attacks on the forestry industry!!!….it must be a banned book!

September 20, 2013
by Kelly L Roll

September 22nd marks the beginning of banned books week. Cubberley has a display of just a few of the many banned/challenged children’s and young adult books. Topping the YA list this year is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. His book was challenged by two school districts this past year for “…explicit sexual references, encouraging pornography, racism, religious irreverence, and strong language.” He is used to it however, as his books frequently make the most frequently challenged list.

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Fall 2013 Science and Engineering Libraries Workshops

September 20, 2013

The Science and Engineering Libraries are offering over 30 workshops during Fall Term including multiple sessions of the "Citation Tools Overview" workshop as well as sessions on specific citation management tools such as EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero. Other workshops include information on resources for medical device design, data management best practices, grant and funding resources, sessions on Web of Science, xSearch, SciFinder, Reaxys and GeoRef and resources for energy and environmental studies research.

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