Research and Writing Resources

The Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking have compiled several online resources to help students engaged in scholarly research and academic writing projects.


Conducting Archival Research
Important facts and tips to enhance your research experiences

How to Search Databases
The Stanford Nerd Squirrel shows you how to search and find articles in databases. To access the Library databases, begin by going to the SearchWorks catalog homepage at

How to Use Search Works
The Stanford Nerd Squirrel shows you how to use SearchWorks, the Stanford University Libraries catalog.

Researching with Green Library Special Collections
Need access to 3rd century B.C. papyri? Find them (and more) here

Researching with the Hoover Archives
More than 100,000 political propaganda posters. Explore the expansive resources the Hoover Archives

Researching with Primary Sources at Stanford
Stanford has some of the finest archives of primary sources in the world. Learn about them here


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