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Our experienced, knowledgeable staff provide advanced support for the research activities of the Stanford community.

Stanford University Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. SearchWorks now supports searches in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Find the database you need in SearchWorks, by title or subject. Not sure where to start? Try these.

Center for Research Libraries Online Catalog

Access to over five million newspapers, journals, documents, archives, foreign dissertations, and other traditional and digital resources.

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EarthWorks is a discovery tool for geospatial (a.k.a. GIS) data.

Search for eBooks

Access Stanford's electronic books, including proceedings, primary resources, and reference works. Search by title, author, or eBook provider.

Search or browse Stanford's electronic journal holdings by title, subject, and vendor or use the citation linker to retrieve full text with an article reference.

Find and browse detailed descriptions of Stanford's archival collections.

Search WorldCat holdings plus selected databases and ejournal collections.

A popular starting point for scholarly literature

Browse and search our digital collections of photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more.

Search UC Berkeley's library catalog for items you can't find at Stanford. (Find out how to borrow from UCB.)

The Stanford University / University of Göttingen Reciprocal Agreement provides interlibrary loan service between these institutions.

Search UT Austin's library catalog for items you can't find at Stanford. (Find out how to borrow from UTA.)

Search library collections in the Bay Area and beyond.

Search for articles in multiple databases simultaneously and receive alerts for new articles on topics you choose.