Five Tips for Using Lane Medical Library's Research Services

Zoom meeting with our Lane Liaison Librarians: Colleen Cuddy, Amanda Woodward, Lily Ren, Heida Earnest, Nicole Soares, Connie Wong, John Borghi, and Chris Stave (in order from upper left to lower right)

Lane Medical Library is the library serving 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.

Lane Library’s Research and Instruction team is here to help guide you through the research process and address questions you might have along the way. The Research & Instruction team provides expert assistance on topics related to medical education, evidence-based medicine, scholarly publishing, research impact, and the management and sharing of research data. The team is also integral to Lane Library’s liaison program, which pairs individual librarians with departments, institutes, and student groups in the School of Medicine.

Here are five tips for utilizing Lane Library’s expertise in your 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. Starting in June, the Research & Instruction team will be holding twice weekly virtual office hours. Lane Library also offers bioinformatics office hours every wednesday. Register on our classes and events page to get the Zoom link, then drop in to get help with a quick question!
  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 speciality 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 for Chrome 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.

We look forward to working with you. In response to her experience working with Connie Wong, a member of our Research & Instruction team, Dr. Rebecca Aslaskon remarked, “As an active researcher, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Connie Wong and how she potentiates the quantity and quality of research that I and my research team have been able to accomplish over the last three years. She not only enables our team to do better research but also nurtures the ability for each trainee to grow to become a better researcher and medical literature consumer and contributor.”

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.