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The Terman Library librarians offer workshops on advanced searching techniques available in Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, xSearch and SearchWorks, bibliographic management tools including Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote and Zotero, research sources for grants and research funding, standards, patents and material science.  Workshops are held in the Huang Engineering Center. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.  If the session you want is not being offered this term, or if you want to suggest a workshop that we can add, please email us at


Citation Tools Overview

Overview of the citation management tools available at Stanford University: EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero.

Winter Quarter 2017 dates

All sessions will be in Huang room 203

Wednesday 1/18 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Thursday 1/26  12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

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Citation Tools Workshop materials

Mendeley Workshop--Organize, Collaborate, Discover

Mendeley is a desktop application and web-based software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research articles. Learn how to organize your collection, collaborate with other researchers and discover new research articles. Join the Mendeley Stanford Group for more storage and ready access to other Stanford researchers.

Winter Quarter 2017 dates

Sessions in Huang Engineering Center

Thursday 1/19  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in Huang 203

Wednesday 1/25  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in Huang 203

If none of these workshop days and times work for you, please contact Helen Josephine ( to set up a consultation session.

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Mendeley Workshop materials

Overleaf for LaTeX projects, publishing, collaboration

Overleaf is a collaborative cloud based LaTeX tool which makes the process of writing, editing and publishing articles faster and easier.  New to LaTeX?  This tool will help you learn the basics and collaborate with others. 

Join the Stanford Overleaf Group for more storage and secure collaboration.

Winter Quarter 2017 dates

Overleaf sessions will be scheduled the week of February 13, 2017


 Overleaf Tutorial

Introduction to the Research Grant Writing Process

This workshop is on the basics and process of writing grant proposals with information on the many resources available to grant writers at Stanford.  Limited seating. 

No winter 2017 sessions planned

Very Basic Grant Writing slide set:

NSF Grant Writing slide set :

Find and Get Funding for Research

A hands-on workshop on searching Pivot, and the Foundation Directory Online to locate funding opportunities in many disciplines. Includes federal, non-federal, and international agencies. Bring your laptop, tablet or Chromebook to set up your PIVOT profile and e-mail updates.

Winter 2017 dates are completed.

Finding Funding slide set:

Organizing your References with RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool to help you organize your research references and format your bibliographies. This workshop will provide an overview of RefWorks, both the current (legacy) RefWorks platform and the beta (new) RefWorks interface, which is expected to include most legacy RefWorks features by late 2016. Attend this workshop to understand the key differences between the two interfaces and to see both interfaces in action.

Fall Quarter 2016 dates

All sessions will be held in Huang Room 219 (except as noted).

Tuesday 10/11 Noon - 12:50 PM

Thursday 10/13  1:30 PM - 2:20 PM (in Huang 218)

Friday 10/14  11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

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Finding Articles When All Else Fails

Google Scholar offers great resources for researchers, this workshop will focus on Google Scholar and other tools for finding research articles, patents, technical conferences including Web of Science, Scopus, and Stanford's multi-site search tool, xSearch.  Learn how to use Scopus, Web of Science, xSearch and Google Scholar to search smarter and faster.

This workshop will not be held in Fall 2016.

Please contact the Engineering Library for an individual or group consultation session.

Former Workshop materials are still available.

How to write a quality technical paper and where to publish within IEEE

Prof. Olav Solgaard and George Plosker of IEEE will co-present the workshop.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference, how to organize your manuscript, and how to work through the peer review process.
  • Learn how successful IEEE authors structure articles to improve acceptance.
  • Understand how to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted.
  • Tips on how the IEEE Xplore Digital Library can help when writing technical papers, including how to stay up-to-date on the latest research using saved search alerts.
  • Information on IEEE author tools and Open Access options within IEEE journals.

Early career researchers, junior and senior undergraduates, and graduate students are encouraged to attend.  The complete workshop is 90 minutes long, but could be up to 2 hours with the Q & A section.
Thursday, April 28, 2016.   3:00-5:00pm, Spilker 232


How to write a technical paper--Solgaard

IEEE author tools and publication information--Plosker

Workshop sponsored by the Terman Engineering Library and IEEE.

What's New with EndNote

EndNote 7X or EndNoteWeb software indexes and organizes all of your citations. Learn how to create output in a variety of bibliographic styles, or move to another citation management platform.  Covers the new EndNote Manuscript Matcher and other new features.

This workshop will not be held in Fall 2016.

  Workshops on EndNote are frequently held at the School of Education and the School of Medicine.

Former Workshop materials are still available.


Building your research toolkit - tips and tools for publishing

Tips and tools from the library on finding collaborators, places to publish, tracking your publications, and more.

No sessions are planned for Fall 2016.

Former Workshop materials are still available.

Electronic Handbooks at Stanford

Discover three electronic handbook packages.  Knovel, CRCnetBase and McGraw-Hill all offer online access to handbooks and other resources.  We will talk about features and limitations of these products.

No sessions are planned for Fall 2016.

Medical Device Resources

The Stanford Libraries have several specialized resources available specifically for those researching and developing medical devices.  Come learn about the ASM Materials for Medical Devices database and the ASTM Medical Device Standards portal. 

No sessions planned for Fall 2016.

Former workshop materials are still available.