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Scholarly Publishing

NIH Public Access Compliance: By the Numbers and Tips for Authors

The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) which states: SEC. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”

March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at one of the most celebrated female authors in our collection: Mary Wollstonecraft. Wollstonecraft’s literary career began in 1787, when she arrived in London following failed ventures as a governess and schoolmistress. She quickly became friends with the liberal publisher Joseph Johnson, a relationship  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up March 2019

Learn more about Highly Cited Researchers and new changes to My Bibliography. Highly Cited Researchers List for 2018 Clarivate Analytics recently released the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list that identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during 2006-2016. These researchers are among those whose publications  [Read more]


3rd Annual Edible Book Festival at Becker Library

What’s an edible book, you ask? Edible books are silly or serious creations made of food and inspired by books, titles, characters or authors. Check out photos of previous entries, and here’s some more inspiration from other Edible Book Festivals around the world. The 2019 Edible Book Festival will be held on Monday, April 1. You can source books, titles, characters or  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Women Come to WUSM

The 19th amendment to the constitution gave women the right to vote. Suffragists had cause to rejoice when it passed both houses of Congress in May and June 1919. Carol Skinner Cole (1888-1932) and Aphrodite Maria Jannopoulo (1896-1976) must have been on top of the world. They were the first women admitted as medical students at  [Read more]


Join us at the Health Happening on Feb. 22

Stop by and see us at the School of Medicine’s annual Health Happening on Friday, Feb.22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. We’re excited to discuss consumer health issues and resources with you, including what’s available at the new Feurstein Health and Wellness Information Center. Below are links to a  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Research IT Data Storage, Management & Compute Seminar

The Research Storage Project provides access to 5TB of active high-performance data storage at no cost to WUSTL faculty members. Please join the Research Storage Project team and the University Libraries for an overview of the storage services as well as: The data storage request process A hands-on demonstration of a new user account setup  [Read more]


Becker Library Annual Report for FY2018 Now Available

Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) was marked by increasing demand for innovative services and continued reliance on a world-class collection of resources. Find details, collection and usage statistics, and more in the full FY2018 Becker Library Annual Report and Annual Report Supplement and Appendices, or see key points below. BUILDING ON STRONG FOUNDATIONS  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Color Our Collections

For the first time ever, Becker Library is participating in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting their followers to color and get creative with  [Read more]

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