Blog topic: Government information

Technical reports

Databases of the week: let's get technical with tech reports

February 4, 2020
by Zac Painter

Technical reports are a form of the “grey literature” which is extremely important for researchers in a variety of fields. While most technical reports aren’t strictly “academic work”, they often contain valuable information for researchers. Finding technical reports can be tricky, and there are no real standards for how they can be accessed. Nonetheless, we have a few suggestions for you!

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October 24 is UN Day!

October 22, 2019
by Kris Kasianovitz

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, the founding document of the Organization. Signed in San Francisco by 51 Member States, the Charter lays out the main goals of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security, to protect human rights, to promote sustainable development, to deliver humanitarian aid, and to uphold international law.

Databases of the week: highlighting the data providers at Gear Up For Social Science Data Extravaganza

October 15, 2019
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

This week's "databases of the week" is a "twofer." We'd like to highlight the databases from the data providers who will be attending our 2019 Gear Up For Social Science Data Extravaganza on friday October 25, 2019 from 10am - 5pm. The Social Science Data Extravaganza will include a DATA EXPO with one-on-one consultations with representatives from the data providers listed below and more!; DATA TALKS by invited Stanford affiliated researchers; and DATA DEMOS by Stanford Library an

Databases of the week: the world of US government information

September 24, 2019
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

Welcome to the fall 2019 quarter at Stanford libraries. We're here for all of your information and data needs, and it all starts at library.stanford.edu. One of the ways we do that is to subscribe to databases of various types of content and information - journal articles, news, ebooks, archival resources, statistics and data, images, streaming video,  and more. We currently have 2550(!) databases on the library's databases page.

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