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Research Quick Start Guides: Guide for PWR Students

Searching for Information

  • Socrates is the online catalog with information on books, periodicals, films, recordings, computer files, archives and other library materials available to students at Stanford.
  • Research Quick Start Guides tell you about some of the best reference works in paper and electronic formats to help you know where to start your research.
  • Encyclopedias and Handbooks is a selected list of sources (in paper and electronic formats) that can provide useful descriptions, overviews, and lists of references.
  • Indexes is a selected list of indexes (in paper and electronic formats) that can help you identify articles in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals and other resources.
  • Databases (Alphabetical List) lists many online indexes and bibliographies, as well as many other online resources for those at Stanford.
  • Library of Congress Call Numbers allow you to identify which sections of the reference collections in the Information Center, Social Sciences Resource Center Reading Room, and Humanities and Area Studies Resource Reading Room to browse.
  • Image Sources for Students in PWR — a selected list.
  • Audio Sources for Students in PWR — a selected list.

Getting the Materials You Need

Getting Help

  • Ask Us allows you to send us questions via email.
  • Feel free to ask questions in person at the Information Center Desk or in other libraries.

Evaluating Web Resources

Managing Your Citations

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Last modified: September 17, 2008