Becker Blog

Announcements

Fees removed for remote access to Becker resources

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the campus shifted to remote work, Becker Library quickly opened up remote (proxy) access to its e-books, journals and databases – which was previously obtained through paid individual accounts – to be freely accessible to all School of Medicine faculty and staff (students already received free access). As it  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up February 2021

Learn more about the upcoming NCBI login transition, the new NIH RePORTER, preprints in Scopus, and more. NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key).  NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow  [Read more]

Announcements

NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials in June 2021

NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key).  NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow users to login to their MyNCBI portal for resources such as PubMed, My Bibliography, and SciENcv. NCBI-managed login credentials also allow users to  [Read more]

Announcements

Becker-curated vaccine resources, Chief Data Scientist’s official regional vaccine waiting lists

As we progress through the national COVID-19 vaccination process, access to reliable and credible vaccine information is critical for ourselves, our patients, and our community. To this end, Becker Library’s Guide to COVID-19 Resources is now updated with library-curated resources on the COVID-19 vaccine and its development, including WashU Chief Data Scientist Philip Payne’s list  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, M.D. and her medical illustrations, 1929-1939

Today we are highlighting twenty-three medical illustrations dating from 1929-39. These beautiful black and white and full-color illustrations are by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, MD, one of the first female graduates of Washington University School of Medicine. The drawings were donated by her son-in-law, Robert Glaser, and are now part of the Robert J. Glaser Photographs  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

WashU BioRender licensing helps users create professional scientific figures in minutes

You asked for it – now it’s here! Washington University Information Technology recently announced that BioRender is now available for purchase through the Software Licensing software catalog (please note you must be on a WashU network or connected via VPN to view this site). BioRender is a web-based application loaded with icons and templates designed to  [Read more]

Announcements

Find mentors, list mentoring and education activities in Research Profiles

For many faculty, teaching and mentoring are as important a part of their professional life as being a researcher or a clinician. To better reflect these responsibilities and interests, Research Profiles was recently expanded to include information on education and mentoring activities as part of an individual profile. In addition to highlighting faculty’s work as  [Read more]

Announcements

Accessing your classroom material 

Becker Library can help faculty, instructors and students with access to required or recommended classroom material. Here are some tips to answer frequently asked questions. Search to see if the library already has the material: For print books and e-books, search the library catalog to see if we already have the material. Search for only  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up December 2020

Learn more about the Transparency in Author Contributions in Science (TACS) list, ORCID IDs, and an updated methodology for Journal Citation Reports. Interested in learning which journals are committed to authorship standards such as the CRediT Taxonomy or requiring ORCID IDs? See the Transparency in Author Contributions in Science (TACS) list from the National Academy  [Read more]

Announcements

Research Profiles Updated for 2020-21 Academic Year

Research Profiles, the faculty profile and research information platform for the School of Medicine, has been updated for the current academic year with profiles added for all new faculty members, and several enhancements incorporated into the latest version. The platform now contains individual profiles for over 2,600 faculty members along with organizational profiles for 146  [Read more]

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