Research Services

Literature Search Services

We Offer
We Can Help With
  • Systematic reviews
  • Literaure search strategies and techniques
  • Database selection
  • Reference management options and software
  • Search management tools including Covidence
  • Techniques for locating meeting or conference abstracts
  • Strategies for keeping up with the literature including current awareness tools and automated search alerts

Data Services

We Offer
We Can Help With
  • Best practices in research data management and sharing
  • Compliance with requirements related to the management and sharing of research data (e.g. from a publisher or funder)
  • Data publishing, especially using the Dryad Digital Repository
  • Data security, curation, and long-term preservation

Publishing & Research Impact Services

We Offer
We Can Help With
  • ORCID iDs and other unique author identifiers (e.g. Google Scholar, Scopus ID)
  • Persistent identifiers for research outputs and organizations
  • Tools and techniques for identifying target journals for specific research areas
  • Alternate publishing models including open access journals
  • Strategies for tracking and measuring research impact metrics for journals, articles, authors and groups

Research Office Hours

Have a quick question? Drop by Lane Library’s biweekly Zoom office hours to ask a librarian about:

  • Navigating the scholarly literature and creating literature reviews
  • Managing your citations and bibliographies
  • Managing your ORCID iD
  • Assessing research impact of you and/or your team
  • Managing and sharing data

This service is only available for the Stanford Medicine community. For more involved questions, please reach out to your liaison librarian to set up a consultation.

Join any time during the hour on:

Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thurdays 3:00 PM -4:00 PM

Join Research Office Hours on Zoom

Research and Instruction Team

Who We Are

Research and Instruction is the team within Lane Library responsible for actively providing education and research-related support to the Stanford Medicine community, including Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

What We Do

The focus of the R&I team is education. Through collaboration, consultation, and training, the team provides expert assistance on topics related to medical education, evidence-based medicine, scholarly communications, research impact, and the management and sharing of research data.

The core R&I team is also integral to Lane Library’s liaison program, which pairs each department within the School of Medicine to an individual librarian.


Not sure where to start or have a quick question? Your liaison librarian can assist, or submit your question to AskUs.