"Welcome to the Fall 2021 Quarter from Lane Medical Library" with illustrated figures of health professionals

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Quarter at Stanford University’s School of Medicine!

Whether you are a new community member or have been at the School of Medicine for a while, Lane Medical Library would like to welcome you to a new year and new quarter. Our librarians and staff are here to help you succeed in your academic journey.

Lane Medical Library serves Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and the Lucile Packard Children’s hospital. In addition to our extensive collections in clinical medicine, biomedicine, and public health – accessible anywhere by logging into our website – Lane Library offers a wide array of services and expertise to the Stanford Medicine research community.

Here are five tips for utilizing Lane Library’s expertise in your academic pursuits and research process:


1. Use Our Literature Search Service

If you are working on a complex literature search, we can help you determine the best search strategy and search tools. Complete our request form to get paired with a librarian on our Research & Instruction team.

2. Schedule a Consultation with a Librarian or drop in for Office Hours

Make an appointment to get 1-1 help from your liaison librarian or another member of our Research & Instruction team. We provide consultations on literature searching, research impact, reference management, management and sharing of research data. Use the information icon next to each librarian’s name to learn about their liaison areas and expertise. For quick questions, drop by our twice-weekly virtual research office hours. Lane Library also offers bioinformatics office hours every Wednesday.

3. Take a Class

We offer online workshops on open science, data science, research metrics, literature searching, and tools for writing & publishing. Explore our upcoming classes and events page to learn more and register. You can also find information about our discussion groups. These groups employ an updated book club format to discuss topics relevant to our community such as open science and social justice in medicine.

4. Never Hit a Paywall

With over 13,000 electronic journals and 61,000 ebooks and 642 specialty databases and datasets, we provide seamless access to the content you need to conduct your research. You can also use our DocXpress Document Delivery Service to request a PDF copy of an article from a journal that is not available through Lane Library as well as request scans of articles or book chapters from our print collection of over 127,000 print books. Download the LibKey Nomad browser extension to provide quick access to Lane Library content from PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and publisher websites.

5. Get Help with ORCID

Have questions about managing your ORCID iD? Members of the Research and Instruction team can help you complete your ORCID record and link your ORCID to other tools.


If you are not sure how to begin working with us, please contact us or use our live chat service to connect with someone on our staff.

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