Announcements

New quiet study space opened on the sixth floor

Becker Library has added a new quiet study area. The Center for the History of Medicine space on the 6th floor of the library is now available to School of Medicine students and faculty for quiet study – no reservations required. The library opened the space in response to student requests for more study areas  [Read more]

Announcements

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

Becker launches Center for Health and Science Communication

Becker Library and the Office of Health Information and Data Science are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Health and Science Communication in order to support the campus community in these increasingly essential competencies. The new center was created in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Medical Education, Office  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

25% off Elsevier open access processing charges for WashU authors

As we announced last year, Washington University’s contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were  [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]

Announcements

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]

Announcements

Becker Library joins new Office of Health Information and Data Science

The School of Medicine recently announced that Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named associate dean for health information and data science, and chief data scientist for the School of Medicine. As associate dean, Dr. Payne will oversee the Institute for Informatics with its newly  [Read more]

Announcements

WashU authors get 25% off Elsevier open access processing charges

Washington University’s recently renewed contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were submitted to eligible Elsevier  [Read more]

Announcements

Statement on Racial Discrimination and Inequities

At Becker Library we recognize that we have a responsibility to work to end racial discrimination and inequities. We are committed to exposing racism and taking action to foster equity, inclusivity, and diversity within our library and our community. We strive to be a catalyst for knowledge and discovery in a manner that is inclusive of all  [Read more]

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