Becker Blog


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]

Mastering Information

5 steps to prep for a great systematic review

As national leaders in systematic review support, Becker Library provides a robust service to the School of Medicine community. Before filling out the request, form, here are five steps to consider.


Expanded New York Times Access Now Available

In conjunction with the University Libraries on the Danforth campus, Becker Medical Library is excited to announce that a campus-wide New York Times subscription is now available to all faculty, staff and students. Your subscription provides access to and the NYTimes mobile app at the Basic Digital Access level. Follow these instructions to create  [Read more]


Becker Library releases FY21 annual report

From the Director I am the first to admit that I vastly underestimated the staying power of the COVID-19 pandemic and the enduring changes that it has brought to our lives and work. The vision of everyone returning to work at the library is a distant memory, replaced by the new reality of a hybrid workforce  [Read more]

Announcements, Science and Informatics

Becker Library to expand data management and sharing services

Starting with the Jan. 25, 2023, grant cycle, all NIH grant submissions will be required to include a two-page data management and sharing plan. The plan outlines how the investigator will store, protect, and ultimately share research data generated from NIH funds. In response to this new NIH requirement, as well as growing data management  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up October 2021

Learn more about our keynote address for Open October 2021, the future of annual meetings, a new practice guideline: Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC), and more. The Evolution of Preprints in the Life Sciences As part of Open October 2021, please join us for “The Evolution of Preprints in the Life  [Read more]

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