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EAL 2012 Winter Closure Information

EAL Winter Closure Information

The EAL will be closed December 24, 2012 - January 4, 2012.
See the EAL hours page for intersession and winter closure details.

Click here to see Stanford Libraries' Winter closure hours.
Click here to report access or connection problem to databases during the closure period.

Library Open House, Tuesday, October 9, 2012. 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 9, 2012. 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Come to Green Library to find out about the amazing resources offered by campus Libraries and Academic Computing.

• Learn about our vast collections of books, films, data, e-resources, and more.
• Meet staff from the libraries on campus and talk to them about your project needs.
• Discover how to find databases in SearchWorks and how to search multiple databases with xSearch.
• See a demo of our book-scanning robot.
• Talk to experts about managing your citations using RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero.

Currently on display in the EAL: Chinese books on the Olympics and sports

In honour of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, we've put out a selection of Chinese books on the Olympics and sporting culture on the old card catalogs at the south end of the reading room. Please stop by the library to take a look at the selection. All books are available for check out.

We plan on keeping a regular display of EAL books on a variety of topics on a rotating basis. Be sure to look out for the latest display.

Trial access to Maisaku, maisaku : Mainichi shinbun no dēta bēsu

The East Asia Library currently has trial access to Maisaku, maisaku : Mainichi shinbun no dēta bēsu (每索, マイサク : 每日新聞のデータベース), which includes Mainichi shinbun 1872 to the present: image format from 1872-1999, along with the English edition: the Mainichi Daily News, both searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue. Also includes results of public opinion poll by Mainichi shinbun (1945- ), newspaper articles of major incidents in 20th century and history of Mainichi Shinbunsha. Updated daily.

Trial Period : 5/7/2012-6/7/2012

E-Resource Notice: UPDATE: JapanKnowledge is now accessible from off-campus

After a few days without off-campus access, JapanKnowledge is now accessible from off-campus via proxy connection. For help configuring your browser for proxy connection, please see the SUL Proxy help page at

For any questions regarding access this online resource, please contact
We apologize for any inconvenience.

EAL Welcomes New Japanese Studies Librarian Dr. Regan Murphy Kao

Dongfang Shao's announcement forwarded from SULAIR News (

The Stanford East Asia Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Regan Murphy Kao, who will join us on March 20, 2012, as the Japanese Studies Librarian.

Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival

Come to the 8th annual Pan Asian Music Festival! The Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing as part of the Festival's series of lectures, events, demonstrations and performances. The Festival is from Feb 3-11th, and will explore how musical performance traditions from Asian countries have changed and been transformed throughout history.

Asian Masters Encounter the Western Musical Tradition: Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Feb 4
8 PM at Dinkelspeil
$10/$5 students, Stanford students FREE with SUID

Dongfang Shao Interim Japanese Studies Librarian

On Behalf of Dongfang Shao:

With the retirement of Naomi Kotake in March 2011, Director of the East Asia Library is serving as Interim Japanese Studies Librarian. Collection development and reference queries may be directed to him at the following:

Dongfang Shao
East Asia Library
J. Henry Meyer Library Bldg., Room 416
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
(650) 724-1928 voice
(650) 724-2028 fax
E-mail: Dongfang Shao

Stanford Acquires Personal Archive of Pai-chuan Tao (陶百川)

In November 2010, the Stanford East Asia Library received a donation of the diaries and personal documents of Pai-chuan Tao, a former advisor to the former Republic of China Presidents Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) and Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) and member of the Control Yuan (監察院) (one of the five branches of the Republic of China government in Taiwan, an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government).

EAL Library Instruction

The EAL will hold a library instruction session on Tuesday, January 25, 12-1pm in the newspaper area of the EAL reading room.

Topics to be covered:

- introduction to Searchworks (new online catalog)
- searching EAL materials in the online catalog
- introduction to latest Chinese database acquisitions

For more information, please email:

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