Quick Start Research Toolkit

The Basics: Find Books, Articles, Journals and more

The easiest way to access Lane Library's rich collection of books, journals, databases, articles, and guides is to use the Lane Search box. The search box searches the Lane's library catalog, the library website, and PubMed. Use post-search filters on the left side of the results page to refine your searches.

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Finding Books, Articles, Journals, etc.

You can use the default Lane Search to locate specific books, journals, and databases. Because Lane Search also searches PubMed, you can also use it to locate individual articles. If the article you need is in a journal we don't subscribe to, request it via our DocXpress Document Delivery Service.

Example 1: To locate the textbook, Rosen's Emergency Medicinesimply type the title into the search box and hit enter.

search box


Example 2: To locate a specific article, e.g., Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance, type the title into the search box and hit enter.

Search for an article

Example 3: To search for information on a particular topic, e.g., pulmonary hypertension, type your search terms into the search box and hit enter. Note the search filters on the left, e.g., Book / Digital.

Topic Search

Example 4: How to obtain an article in a journal Lane doesn't subscribe to. Be sure that you connect to PubMed from the PubMed link on Lane's homepage. PubMed will "see" you as a Stanford affiliate and, when you click the title of a reference, will display a black and red Full Text @ Lane Library icon. Normally, when you click this icon you'll be taken to the full text of the article. However, if Lane doesn't subscribe to the journal you'll see a page with an option to request a copy of the article via our DocXpress Document Delivery service.

When you click on the link, you'll be asked to login to your DocXpress account. 

Docxpress Link

Login to DocXpress.

DocX Login

After you login, you'll see a request form, automatically filled out. Before you can submit the form, you'll be asked to answer yes or no regarding scan on demand: this service is only required if the article you need is in print, in the library, and requires us to scan it and convert it to a PDF. Once DocXpress team obtains the article, you'll receive an email with an embedded link: click the link to login to your DocXpress account and download the PDF.

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DocXpress Document Delivery Service

Use Lane Library's DocXpress Document Delivery Service to request materials not available at Stanford or unavailable in a digital format, including:

  • Journal articles (PDF copies)
  • Book chapters (PDF copies)
  • Patents (PDF copies)
  • Books from other libraries beyond Stanford (physical books)

DocXpress services are free of charge to eligible Stanford affiliates (excludes duplicate requests).

Please visit DocXpress to manage your account and learn more about the services available.