Becker Blog

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]

Announcements

Touchless checkout, pre-order pickup available

Library operations continue to return to a new normal. The Information Service Desk at Bernard Becker Medical Library is staffed and ready to assist with your research and study needs, both in person and via askbecker@wustl.edu. The library building is accessible to students, faculty, residents, and postdocs with a valid School of Medicine ID badge. There  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Increasing Accessibility to Scholarly Materials

The Washington University Open Access Resolution, passed in 2011, encourages faculty to make its scholarship and creative works freely and easily available to the world community. Faculty members are encouraged to seek venues for their works that share this ideal. What can authors do? Practice Open Science principles to promote transparent and accessible knowledge.[i] Publish a journal  [Read more]

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Becker Library releases FY20 annual report

Becker Library’s FY20 annual report is now available. It is easy to lose sight of all that Becker Library accomplished last year before the pandemic hit, but that work and those successes should not be overshadowed. So much is different now, yet, in many ways, the daily work of the library remains unchanged. Our commitment  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Preparing for the costs of data management and sharing plans

Data management and sharing plans are becoming a more common requirement from funders. The NSF requires a data management plan (DMP) for grant submissions, which includes a section describing how data will be shared. The NIH has released a draft of a data management and sharing policy that, when implemented, will require a description of  [Read more]

Announcements

Submit a Case Study for the Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) Website

Would you like to see your research study featured on the Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) website? The development of the TSBM was inspired by the desire to look beyond papers and grants to identify examples of real-world clinical and community health benefits that result from translational science research. There are eight case studies featuring  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up August 2020

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries recently renewed their contract with Elsevier and as part of the renewal process, corresponding authors from WUSTL are entitled to a 25% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for most Elsevier journals. Eligible titles include over 2,000 Elsevier-owned journals, with the exception of Cell Press and The Lancet,  [Read more]

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