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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]

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]

Mastering Information

Tips for Accessing Becker Resources from Anywhere

Becker Medical Library subscribes to a wealth of online books, journals and databases, but because publisher agreements usually restrict usage to authorized campus users, your access will always depend on where you are and your type of network connection. Libraries recognize that their users need to be able to access materials while off-campus or when  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

‘Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts’ goes virtual

Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books Division will host the Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts for the first time in virtual format on Friday, Dec. 4, from 2-3 p.m.  Registration is not required. Simply join us on Zoom at the time of the event! Add to calendar. This popular annual exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Humoralism and the seasons

Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, medical practice was based on the theory of the four humors. The humors—blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm—were fluids that moved through the body and needed to remain in balance in order to maintain health. There were a number of things that could disrupt this balance, including  [Read more]

Announcements

New Anti-Racism Resources Available

Becker Library has been working to collect more resources on anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. These resources help inform on both the longtime struggles and current crises surrounding Black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC), and how we can all heal as a community. Whether it is confronting our own biases, learning about  [Read more]

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