Please note

Many databases licensed by the libraries are not in DeepResearch. LibGuides which contain print and digital resources may also exist for your research area. For reference help, please contact a Subject Librarian.

Why use DeepResearch?

Provided by Deep Web Technologies and the Stanford University Libraries, DeepResearch searches multiple resources in parallel at the same time. There are several advantages to using DeepResearch. 

  • A focus on specialty resources in the sciences and engineering.
  • Searches are done in real-time vs. Google Scholar which searches "snapshots." 
  • Many resources licensed by the library are behind paywalls so are not searched by popular browsers.
  • The collection of resources available in DeepResearch were selected by subject specialists in the Stanford Libraries.
  • You can search an individual subject area or multiple ones for multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research areas.  
  • Full-text searching of ebook chapters, journal articles, and patent documents can help you find more relevant information on your topic.  
  • If you have favorite resources you like to use, you can jump to those first in the search results. 
  • It is easy to save interesting items for later, create citations, and set up alerts so that you are notified automatically about newly published items.
  • While comprehensive research usually requires an in-depth search in specialized databases, DeepResearch helps you accelerate your research by discovering information effectively and efficiently.  It is an ideal tool for keeping up in a field of interest.

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