Research Assistants

Research assistants working with Stanford GSB faculty are granted certain privileges at the business library.

Borrow, Renew, Return

Research assistants who are not currently Stanford students may obtain borrowing privileges at our library by applying for a proxy card at the Privileges Desk at the Green Library. You must be on university payroll to obtain borrowing privileges.

Library Database Access

Some research databases will require you to have a SUNet ID for access on-site; all require you to have this ID for remote access. To obtain a SUNet ID with library e-resources sponsorship, you must be sponsored by your Stanford GSB faculty member.

Document Delivery

You are eligible for the Document Delivery Service if you are working for a Stanford GSB faculty member. This service provides free retrieval of articles, papers, and available books from sources on- and off-campus. Requested material will be delivered directly to the office of your professor’s faculty assistant.

Publishing and Research Sharing Services

Our librarians can help you maximize the reach and impact of your work and support you in understanding your rights to use, share, and preserve your work.

  • ORCID iD Help - We can help you register for an ORCID iD, set up your ORCID record, and integrate it with other systems.
  • Posting Working Papers Guidance - Upload your working papers to an external repository like SSRN for wide-reach and long-term access.
  • Author Rights & Copyright Review - Ask us about your rights as an author, retaining copyright to your work, and Open Access publishing options.
  • Depositing Your Work - We can advise on where to deposit and share your work to make your work more accessible and discoverable.

Bibliography Management Tools

The Libraries provide a variety of citation management tools. These tools help you manage your research references, create bibliographies in multiple citation formats, and offer add-ins for Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Learn more about choosing and using citation managers or schedule a consultation.