Enhance Your Skills with Classes from Becker Library

A new section of the Becker Library website that showcases class offerings is now live at becker.wustl.edu/classes. Browse classes by category using the subject area links (left side of the page on desktop view) or peruse all class titles in the default list format. Class topics range from EndNote citation management, to grant application and  [Read more]

The Ins and Outs of Finding Conference Abstracts

How many times have you been frustrated by finding the perfect citation in a database on your topic of interest, only to discover it is merely a conference abstract? Conference abstracts are often time-consuming, but they are useful. In order to minimize publication bias, systematic review search results should include conference abstracts. They are also  [Read more]

Use Validated Data Collection Instruments and Avoid Reinventing the Wheel

Data collection instruments such as surveys, questionnaires and intake forms that have been rigorously tested for validity often exist but are not always easy to find. Using existing validated instruments reduces duplication of effort, promotes harmonization of data collection standards, adds credibility to results and allows for comparison of results across studies. Options for locating  [Read more]