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6 library resources to know

Instruction support

  • Subject specialistsConnect with a subject specialist. Our subject specialists collect information resources to support Stanford research and instruction. They also design programming to help students and faculty navigate our collection.
  • GuidesExplore our guides, designed to help students navigate resources on topics for research or coursework. Contact a subject specialist about creating guides for your courses.

  • Course reservesReserve library materials (books, chapters, articles, etc.) for your students.

Research support

  • SearchWorks, the Stanford Libraries catalog Find books, articles, media, data, archival materials, and other items from our extensive collection. If we don't have what you need, reach out to a subject specialist.

  • Connect to e-resources Set up your device to seamlessly connect to thousands of e-resources from our collection, like ebooks, electronic journals, databases, streaming content, and more. Setting up your device allows you to access these e-resources from any location.

  • Research services Prepare data management plans, archive research publications, create digital exhibits, and much more!