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How to save personalized lists in the library catalog

When searching in the library catalog you can save useful resources to a list. To do this, you will need to log in to your library borrower’s account in the library catalog. (If you do not have an account, contact askbecker@wustl.edu for quick and easy set-up.) Click on screenshots below to enlarge if needed. Once you  [Read more]

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Search for Journals by MeSH terms

When searching for a specific journal or e-book in the Electronic Resources portal, you can search by various title options, ISBN/ISSN, or a specific DOI or PMID number.

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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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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]