Becker Blog

Announcements

Featured Health and Wellness Topic: Healthy Activities

With July in full swing, now is a great time to plan ways to keep your family healthy this summer and beyond. Swimming, hiking, biking—whatever your family enjoys—St. Louis has access to it all. The Feuerstein Health & Wellness Information Center has pulled together some of our favorite resources for planning healthy activities. New titles  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Thomas Jefferson’s Lenses

The Becker Archives holds a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson. This handwritten letter concerning Jefferson’s spectacles was given to Dr. Eugene Opie, dean of Washington University School of Medicine, in 1915. The letter was generously donated by William K. Bixby, was a frequent benefactor and long-time supporter of Washington University. Jefferson’s letter, dated Dec.  [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]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up July 2019

Learn more about a new clinical research preprint server, NSF and SciENcv, and updated guidance for My Bibliography. The Do’s & Don’ts of Hyperlinks in Grant Applications. Posted on May 13, 2019 by NIH Staff. The do’s and don’ts of hyperlinks in grant applications are simple: Do include hyperlinks when explicitly requested in application guide,  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

“A fact of life – not a crime”

Fifty years ago today the Stonewall uprising began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. In the 1960s, as in preceding decades, police commonly raided bars that catered to gay and lesbian clientele on the pretext of liquor license violations. This was the case at Stonewall  [Read more]

Announcements

Chris Sorensen brings data management and sharing services, REDCap workshops to Becker Library

Chris Sorensen, PhD, recently joined Becker Library as a senior support scientist in the library’s new Division of Data and Research Computing. Sorensen comes to the library from the Program in Physical Therapy here at Washington University School of Medicine where he completed his doctorate in movement science before working as a staff scientist managing  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Magnet Status: How librarians are helping

In 2003, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® Magnet recognition is the highest level of recognition possible for excellence in nursing practice. Magnet hospitals “have an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to patient care, the organization, and the profession in terms of new  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Preparing for a Systematic Review

As national leaders in systematic review support, Becker Library provides a robust Systematic Review Service to the Washington University Medical Center community. Becker librarians have recently updated the Systematic Review Request Form as part of their effort to continually improve the Systematic Review Service and give patrons the most comprehensive experience when working with a  [Read more]

Uncategorized

Updated LGBTQ Health Care Resource Guide

Becker Library’s updated LGBTQ Health Care Resource Guide is designed to assist health professionals with finding health and research information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-questioning communities. There are also links for LGBTQ individuals looking for professional associations and community resources. A new addition features resources for finding a provider, including Washington University  [Read more]

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