Archive for the ‘Search Tips’ Category

It’s Easy to be a Power User With Knovel’s G.E.T. Search

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Knovel G.E.T. search

Graphs Equations Tables (G.E.T.) search available at Knovel.

View Tutorials (short movies) on how to use G.E.T. Search and Knovel’s Interactive Analysis Tools

ISI Web of Science Enhancement — Search Grant Activity and Funding Acknowledgements

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Search Funding Agency and Grant Number fields in Web of Science and see where funding money is going; what research has been developed from a specific grant; and who is funding research at your institution.

Using SearchWorks to Find Wiley eBooks @ Stanford

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009


In SearchWorks, enter as search term.

Use categories on left side to refine search:
For Access — select Online
For Format — select Book

Try SearchWorks — A Great Alternative to Socrates

Monday, November 24th, 2008


SearchWorks is part of a new discovery environment that is being developed for Stanford users. With searchworks you can browse by call number across all of the libraries at one time instead of one library at a time in Socrates. Search results are relevancy ranked rather than reverse chronological order. You can also see what’s checked out and what’s online without having to view details. Some similar items are included automatically in the full display format. You can even preview the contents via a link to Google.

Socrates Search Tip: “Nearby Items on Shelf” Link Lets You Browse the Stacks Virtually!

Monday, November 24th, 2008

SearchWorks Prototype Offers a Glimpse of Next Generation Library Search

Monday, October 27th, 2008


One of the greatest challenges in libraries like Stanford’s is finding the right information among all of its holdings and licensed content. Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) has been experimenting with adopting some new technologies and approaches that make discovering the Stanford Libraries’ information resources better, faster, and easier.


RSC Journals: Search for Structures in Articles

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

One new feature that RSC has just introduced is a structure and sub-structure searching function to help you find relevant articles by drawing your own molecule using ChemAxon’s MarvinSketch or pasting in a ChemDraw or ISIS/Draw file.

They’ve also widened the compound identifiers to include groups and relationships via the ChEBI (Chemical Entities of Biological Interest) ontology. Links to patent information and to compounds in PubChem have also been added.

Find more with Google

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Google Web Search
Google Web Search (pdf)


Full-Text Searching in Journals

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Most publishers now offer full-text searching for their journals. Deciding where to search — a publisher site or an index is a key decision that impacts what is retrieved. Article level information on publisher sites may be “invisible” to web search engines such as Google. Because web search engines crawl publishers’ sites periodically, you are only searching “snapshots” rather than retrieving the latest information available.

Below are some advantages and disadvantages of doing a full-text search of journal articles on a publisher’s web site.


eBook search tips

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Information about eBook packages that allow you to do full-text searching and in most cases view the full-text too:

Search Tips and Caveats: