The scholarly publishing community continues important work in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Here is a roundup of recent resources and initiatives that may be helpful for authors and peer reviewers. In 2021, JAMA and the AMA Manual of Style published Updated Guidance on the Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Medical and Science Journals. [Read more]
Becker Library strives to house a collection that supports and reflects the diversity of our community. The Feuerstein Health & Wellness Information Center collection (located in the atrium of Becker Library) includes a number of LGBTQ resources in both electronic and print format, including recent additions suggested by the education subcommittee of OUTmed. Below is [Read more]
Embase now provides access to biomedical information at the earliest possible moment, including randomized controlled trials (useful for systematic reviews), identifying key opinion leaders via grey literature, and competitive intelligence from MedRXiv and BioRXiv. Preprint filters have been added to the search results page under publication types (limit to preprint) and journal titles (limit to [Read more]
As national leaders in systematic review support, Becker Library provides a robust service to the School of Medicine community. Before filling out the request, form, here are five steps to consider.
This page was updated April 27, 2022. The ways you log in to eRA Commons and NCBI accounts will be changing. eRA Commons NIH announced that two-factor authentication will soon be required for eRA Commons users as of early 2022. Two options are available: Login.gov. account. With one login.gov account, users can sign into multiple [Read more]
NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key). NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow users to login to their MyNCBI portal for resources such as PubMed, My Bibliography, and SciENcv. NCBI-managed login credentials also allow users to [Read more]
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]
Two of Becker Medical Library’s most popular biomedical databases are Embase and PubMed. While there are similarities between the databases, there are also benefits to using both to be comprehensive in locating the most literature. Additionally, while users may be less familiar with Embase than PubMed, we particularly recommend using Embase in situations where coverage [Read more]
Becker librarians offer robust information retrieval and management services to support clinical quality improvements by providing comprehensive literature searches, setting up customized alerts on topics of interest, and organizing resources for team-members and groups.
Translating your PICO statement into a database-ready search strategy is easier than ever with the new Embase PICO search tool. PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome) is the widely accepted question framework used in Evidence-Based Medicine/Practice to help clinicians diagram clinical scenarios into clinical questions. Generally, when implementing a PICO question in a database like [Read more]