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Topic guides

Spring 2020 online instruction

To support the University's transition to online instruction, subject specialists are creating guides focused on electronic resources. 

New guides

Our guides are in transition

We are updating all our topic and course guides over the next few months, to make them easier to use and ensure the content is current. As our work progresses, completed guides will be listed here.

Legacy guides

Find printed music
Research is like cooking (video)
Find books
Automotive engineering
Find statistics
Energy information
Find images
Find technical reports (earth and environmental sciences)
Film studies: Basic literature
Artists' books
Energy resources geospatial data
Chinese art: Traditional
Songs and singing
Stanford University athletics
Tel Aviv history
Oil and gas maps
Aircraft materials and avionics
Aeronautics and astronautics
Electrical engineering
Holocaust studies
Japanese e-resources
Psychology - general
United States history
Materials science and engineering resources
Russia and Eurasia: find articles
Management science and engineering (MS&E)
Asian-American history
Working papers, technical reports, case studies
Physical properties of materials
Affective science (psychology)
Agriculture and landuse
French history
Cognitive psychology
Developmental psychology
Neuroscience (psychology)
Social psychology
Medical device design and regulation
Science and engineering technical reports
Commercial product information
Computer science
African-American history
Stanford University architecture
Amateur (HAM) radio
American art: Before 1900
Theater and performance studies
Jewish Studies resources
Avant-garde films
Documentary films
Television studies, television news
Chinese biographies
Career resources for chemists and chemical engineers
Chemical engineering
Chemical engineering resources for students
Inorganic chemistry
Organic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Physical properties for chemists and chemical engineers
Polymer science and engineering
Science and technology news
Mobile apps for chemists and chemical engineers
Geologic maps
Topographic maps
Feminism and contemporary art
Analytical chemistry
Mathematics and statistics
History of the arts at Stanford
Grants and funding for science & engineering
American art: 1900 to present
Korean e-resources
Soviet military topographic map sets
Israeli art
Colonial/Revolutionary history
Native American history
Urban studies
Earth science data repositories
African film
Mechanical engineering
Russia, East Central Europe and Eurasia: Transliteration & computer setup
Government information (Jonsson)
Women in science
Working with citations
Conceptual art
Chinese art: Modern and contemporary
East Central Europe: Find articles
Feminist studies
Italian history
Stanford University oral history
Music business and industry
French literature
Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy Fellowship - Call for Proposals
Visual History Archive: Testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses
Find Chinese materials in SearchWorks
Italian literature
Italian politics and political history/government documents
Children's & young adult books -- awards
Children's books -- special collections
Character education
School violence
Classroom management
Creativity and education
Curriculum studies
Economics of education
Education research
European education
Guidance and counseling (education)
International comparative education
Education law
Giftedness and education
Islamic education and Muslims
Jewish education
English and language arts education
Latin American education
Motivation and education
Neurosciences and learning
Qualitative research in education
Quantitative research in education
Sanborn fire insurance maps
School and community
School and education reform
Second language learning
Sociology of education
Music research essentials
Technology and education
Vocational education
Philosophy of education
Immigrant and migrant education
Decennial Census Manuscript resources
Muybridge (Eadweard)
Architectural construction and design
Stanford family genealogy
Lathrop family genealogy
Popular music
Music of the 20th century
Lab safety
Sound recordings
Music before 1500
East Asian studies
Medicinal and biological chemistry
Southeast Asian studies
Find newspapers/newspaper articles
Russia and Eurasia: find news
Wordless picturebooks
Reading instruction
Writing instruction
Russia and Eurasia: find statistics, geographical information and maps
East Central Europe: Find news
East Central Europe: Find statistics, geographical information and maps
Russia and Eurasia: find primary sources
Find info about Stanford people
East Central Europe: Find primary sources
Baltic studies
Russian literature
Chemistry resources for students
Road maps
Pop-up and movable books
Latin American studies
Find rare maps online
Music of the 16th & 17th centuries
What's cooking at the UN? Cookbooks, food programs and policies of the United Nations
Mass spectrometry
Sci-tech: Public outreach
Sci-tech: Ethics, IP, and data
Sci-tech: Grammar and style
Sci-tech: Scholarly publishing
Sci-tech: Written communication
Sci-tech: Visual communication
Sci-tech: Oral presentations
Sci-tech: Multimedia presentations
Sci-tech: Communication
John Speed and John Ogilby, 15-16th century cartographers
China solar industry innovation
Music research with dictionaries and encyclopedias
Cookbooks: Jewish and more
Spanish and Spanish/English children's books
Children's books with a musical theme
African news
Geographic atlases
SearchWorks catalog basics: Searching the library catalog
Food policy
Software help for engineers
Statistical analysis resources
Fairy tales, fables, folklore and trickster tales
Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy
Latin American & Iberian literatures
Chemistry & chemical engineering (general)
Protests and demonstrations
Electronic resources for Chinese studies
Gaihozu: Japanese imperial maps
Immigration in Italian film
CISAC Honors Program Research Resources
Children's books about the arts
UN Day 2015, the UN at 70
Alphabet books
Warren Heckrotte gold rush maps
Language and education
Maps to the masses
CHEM-H undergraduate scholars
Keep current with journal literature
Easy readers and early chapter books
Mobile apps for biology
Mobile apps for mathematics and statistics
Find journals : Info for chemists and chemical engineers
CAS Group
Guide for new users of the Science Library
Methods and protocols
Expanding engineering limits - culture, diversity, and gender
Chemical demonstrations
Qualitative research
Natural products
SearchWorks articles+
Chinese NPO: Government policies 1988-2016
Chinese NPO: Importance conferences held in China 1998-2016 (under construction)
Portuguese language children's books
Chinese NPO: Major events 1989-2016
County atlases
Bilingual children's books
Nineteenth-century landscape views
Thematic maps: Civil War & fire insurance
Valentine's Day resources for science lovers
Myths and legends for children and young adults
Education in the Middle East
Higher education teaching
Stanford Votes! Get registered and vote
Asian religions
Children's books about writers
Japanese maps
Early Chinese-Americans at Stanford
Satellite imagery
Linguistics e-resources