Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
Instruction, workshops & events
Library tours & orientation
The library offers orientation tours every fall for incoming students by request. Tours are also available year round for groups or individuals. To arrange a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instruction & workshops
We offer workshops catered to the earth sciences, map collections and geographic information services (GIS). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. If you know of a workshop you would like to have us offer, please email us! Instruction contacts:
Upcoming classes Fall 2013
'BrowZine' in the Field: Getting Journals on your iPad
Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 12 - 1 pm | Branner Library Teaching Corner, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 2nd floor
Do you find yourself wishing you had the latest earth sciences article with you in the field? Do you occasionally find yourself missing the ability to browse a recent issue of a journal? This workshop introduces BrowZine, a new app for iPads and Android devices that allow you to browse, read, monitor and email scholarly journal articles. This workshop will help faculty and students install, login and use Browzine. Make sure to bring your iPad or Kindle Fire or Android tablet device with you!
Finding Energy Information
Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 12 - 1 pm | Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bass Center, 3rd floor computer lab
Do you need articles on a topic related to energy? We will look at industry and market research for the energy field using S&P NetAdvantage, Business Monitor, Lux Research, and Alternative Energy and Oil &Gas eTrack databases. We will also evaluate and search several interdisciplinary energy-related government databases and explore how to use geographic information system (GIS) data to visualize energy research.
Mendeley Basics for GeoScientists (two sessions)
Thursday, Feb. 27 | 12 - 1 pm | Branner Library Teaching Corner, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 2nd floor
Monday, March 3 | 12 - 1 pm | Branner Library Teaching Corner, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building 2nd floor
Organize your research with Mendeley! The open source Mendeley software allows you to create a database of "full text" papers with citation information that is easy to retrieve and use in new documents. Topics will include an introduction to Mendeley, and how to organize, tag, annotate, and share your PDFs.
*Ongoing GIS Workshops: Introduction to ArcGIS, Advanced GIS
These ongoing workshops are designed to give a basic understanding of ArcGIS to new users. Topics covered include GIS data formats, basic database management, projections, and basic cartography principles. Note: the Introduction to ArcGIS workshop is mandatory if students want to use Branner's ArcGIS free one-on-one consulting services. Ongoing Geospatial Training Workshops occur throughout the quarter. To view schedules and sign up for Geospatial Training, visit http://bit.ly/geotraining. For more information, visit the Branner GIS website at gis.stanford.edu or email David at email@example.com.