Director Paul Schoening to present “Building an Onramp to Informatics” in partnership with I2

On Tuesday, March 20, Becker Library Associate Dean and Director Paul Schoening will present “Building an Onramp for Informatics” in the General Medical Sciences Classroom (Room 147B) at the Taylor Avenue Building. The talk is part of the Institute for Informatics (I2) Research-in-Progress Lecture Series. Becker Medical Library has established a strategic initiative to introduce researchers  [Read more]

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World-Renowned Experts Can Enrich Educational Experiences

Henry Stewart Talks (specially prepared, seminar-style, online lectures narrated by world-leading experts) not only offer a great way to expand your professional horizons – they can also be a valuable teaching tool if used to supplement existing material or in a flipped classroom scenario.

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Search Tip: If at first you don’t succeed…

The search engine in the library catalog is not very forgiving with spelling errors or typos. If your search yields fewer or different results than you were hoping for, try a different angle. Apostrophes are important! Searching Braunwalds Heart Disease results in only one book found. Searching Braunwald’s Heart Disease results in 62 books found.  [Read more]

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Trends We’re Watching for 2018

Happy New Year! As we settle into 2018 we’ve been reflecting on the big picture – the current landscape and the trends that affect our services and our patrons at Washington University Medical Center. Below are a few of the biggest issues we'll be following over the coming year (and years).

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Highly Cited Researchers 2017

Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) recently released Highly Cited Researchers 2017, a list recognizing leading researchers in the Sciences and Social Sciences from around the world.

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Better Browsing the Print Collection: Using NLM Classification and Virtual Shelves

Sometimes you know exactly what you want, you look up where to find it, and you’re checking out minutes later. But other times it’s helpful to browse the shelves until inspiration strikes. To focus your browsing of Becker Library’s print collection on a specific area of study, use NLM Classification as a guide. It presents  [Read more]


Bake Sale-Book Sale to Benefit Holiday Adopt-A-Family

  Join us for some yummy treats! Cupcakes, cookies and sweets galore. Plus a used book sale! (That is, books of all kinds, not medical texts.) Cash only. Each year, Becker Library adopts a needy family from the neighborhoods surrounding the Medical Center as part of the annual Washington University Medical Center Holiday Outreach Program.  [Read more]

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