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  • Collecting areas Subject areas where we have unique strengths across libraries and formats. These pages complement collections in our branch libraries.
  • Notable collections Curated collections, both analog and digital, held in Special Collections, the David Rumsey Map Center, the Archive of Recorded Sound, and other repositories.
  • Digital collections (SearchWorks) Digitized and born-digital collections from the Stanford Digital Repository are discoverable in SearchWorks.
  • Spotlight at Stanford exhibits Digital showcases for research and teaching compiled by specialists. Exhibits include images, maps, and research outputs.

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Featured exhibits in Spotlight at Stanford.