How can I limit a search topic to Stanford authors?
Most current journals identify at least one author address; the databases which index those journals include at least one address as well. Often, this is the address of the first author or the "corresponding" author (the one who is best positioned to answer inquiries about the article). Keep this in mind when you limit any search by location; you are likely to miss some Stanford authors simply because in a collaborative article, another author's address was give.
That warning aside, you can use the standard databases for searching articles. Each one has a field for the author address or author institution. Use the database's help section to ensure effective searching for author address in that particular database.
Here are some specific examples, for the most highly utilized databases here at Stanford Medical School:
PubMed - the author address is included in keyword searching, so you can do a search such as: pizzo p AND stanford. In cases where you want to make sure that you are searching the address field, not names or subject headings, you can use the field label AD for author address. The search could look like this:
stanford[ad] OR SUMC[ad] AND pizzo p[au].
SCI - the author address is in the field IN (for institution). To be sure of searching this field, you need to specify it in the search. Using the standard search form makes this easy.
Groups of databases, e.g., CSA groups or OVID
Check the online help for examples and information such as field labels.