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Tips for Accessing Becker Resources from Anywhere

Becker Medical Library subscribes to a wealth of online books, journals and databases, but because publisher agreements usually restrict usage to authorized campus users, your access will always depend on where you are and your type of network connection. Libraries recognize that their users need to be able to access materials while off-campus or when  [Read more]

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Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]

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Get EndNote help via Zoom

Becker Library’s resident EndNote expert, Coordinator of Education Services Kim Lipsey, is available to meet one-on-one via Zoom for EndNote troubleshooting and assistance – simply contact her at lipseyk@wustl.edu to set up an appointment. She is available to answer any EndNote-related questions you may have. Examples of issues Kim has helped with include: How do I link references  [Read more]

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PubMed transitions to new interface

The new PubMed interface that became available to use late last year became the default version of PubMed on May 18. The older or “legacy” version of PubMed will still be available to use for a short period of time, but will eventually be phased out. If you haven’t tried the new PubMed interface you  [Read more]

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EndNote Users: Grab full-text articles while working remotely

EndNote can locate full-text files on the web by using data stored in your references. Once found, EndNote downloads and attaches the files to the references. To add this feature to your EndNote software, follow the instructions below. In order to achieve a higher rate of full-text retrieval, you will need to establish a My  [Read more]

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Easily access articles on mobile devices with the Read by QxMD app

Becker Library provides institutional access to the Read by QxMD mobile app. It allows users to browse journals, search for articles, and seamlessly download articles as PDFs, by using a Becker Proxy to connect to the library’s resource subscriptions. All School of Medicine faculty and staff currently have access to the Becker Proxy (remote access)  [Read more]

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Introducing a New Guide for COVID-19 Resources

Information about the COVID-19 pandemic is quickly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up with new information published every day. Becker Library’s new Guide to COVID-19 Resources provides links to help clinicians, investigators and consumers efficiently find information and resources related to COVID-19. Of particular interest are: Data and tracking resources Free COVID-19 literature Preprints  [Read more]

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Novel Coronavirus Resources

The spread of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China is a major global health concern. Recent data shows over 4,000 confirmed cases in China (with 106 deaths). To date, cases have been reported in 18 countries, including five cases in the U.S.[1] Here are some resources that can help you keep track of emerging research  [Read more]

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Brown Skin Matters

It may seem obvious that resources for learning about and diagnosing skin conditions should be inclusive of the variety of skin tones on which those conditions can appear, often with great variation depending on the skin tone. Yet many resources still predominantly use images of conditions on white skin. A recent story on NPR  discussed  [Read more]

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Announcing the New PubMed

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is replacing the current version of the PubMed database with a newly re-designed version. The new version is now live and can be found at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. You can still access the “legacy” version of PubMed, but the newer interface will become the default PubMed sometime in spring 2020. Those who  [Read more]

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