Population Health Sciences Portal

March 29th, 2017 by Michelle Bass

Picture of a doctor examining a small child

A new Population Health Sciences portal has been added to Lane’s website for researchers, faculty, and students interested in the quickly growing field of population health sciences.  The guide focuses on where to look for population health related data-sets and also organizes resources by the three Center for Population Health Sciences working groups: Across the Lifespan, Health Determinants, and Methods, Technology, & Systems.  Please contact Michelle Bass, Population Research Librarian, with feedback and requests for additional resources to highlight in the portal.

Discover Ways to Save Time with Lane’s New and Improved Searches

August 23rd, 2016 by Nicole Soares

Lane’s new search design makes it easier to search than ever before. All 6 Lane searches are just one click away! Here are some of the highlights of the new design:

  • Lane+ – Same great search. Brand new name. Lane Search is now Lane+
  • Tabbed searching – Use the new search tabs to search using Lane+ (formerly known as Lane Search) or click on one of the other tabs to use one of our 5 specialized search engines.  All of our searches are now one click away.  We’ve exposed our searches to make them easy to find.


  • Clinical search – We’ve combined our Clinical and Pediatrics searches into one easy to use Clinical search which allows you to seamlessly switch back and forth between evidence-based information for adults and evidence-based information for children.


  • Improved user guidance – Use your mouse to rollover words and phrases, like filter names and search names, to learn more about what you are looking at.


  • Improvements based on your feedback – Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made improvements to our filters to make it easier for you to discover the information you need.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

DocXpress: new and improved

October 30th, 2015 by Steven Dunlap

On Monday November 2nd we will launch new and improved web pages for our DocXpress document delivery and Inter-library Loan service. Your existing accounts will still work, you will have the same great service, only better. We have re-designed the pages to improve your experience and save you more time.

In order to launch the new pages, we must take down the old ones first. The DocXpress pages will be down starting 9 a.m. on Monday, November 2nd. We expect to have the new pages up and running before noon the same day.

If you have any questions, please contact docxpress@lists.stanford.edu

Lane Medical Library is Celebrating!

December 16th, 2014 by Nicole Soares

This year Lane Medical Library proudly celebrates 20 years on the World Wide Web!

Back in 1994 when Lane made its online debut, the Web was very different from the dynamic, information dense, social platform it is today. The Web itself was only 5 years old, the new Mosaic browser was making the Web a more viable means of communication, Yahoo! was launched by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo as a simple directory of websites they liked, and Google founders (and Stanford alumni) Sergey Brin and Larry Page had not even met yet and it would be another 4 years before they would go on to publish their seminal paper on “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine.” At its inception, Lane’s first foray into the World Wide Web was a homepage consisting of a modest list of links to a handful of databases, trusted resources, and digital versions of some of Lane’s informational handouts. Throughout the years, Lane’s website has evolved from this initial modest homepage that debuted 20 years ago to the robust information resource it is today.

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