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The Ins and Outs of Finding Conference Abstracts

How many times have you been frustrated by finding the perfect citation in a database on your topic of interest, only to discover it is merely a conference abstract? Conference abstracts are often time-consuming, but they are useful. In order to minimize publication bias, systematic review search results should include conference abstracts. They are also  [Read more]

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Spotlight on Psychiatry and Psychology Resources

Becker Medical Library collects resources for specialties throughout the medical campus. An overview of psychiatry and psychology resources is below. Please note that you need to be on the WUSM internet network or logged-in to your Becker proxy/remote access account to access these resources. Database Resources: PsycInfo: Similar to searching PubMed, but focused on psychiatry  [Read more]

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Magnet Status: How librarians are helping

In 2003, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® Magnet recognition is the highest level of recognition possible for excellence in nursing practice. Magnet hospitals “have an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to patient care, the organization, and the profession in terms of new  [Read more]

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Preparing for a Systematic Review

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]

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A Tale of Two Databases: Embase and PubMed

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]

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ECRI Institute launches Guidelines Trust, replacing National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ECRI Institute announced earlier this month that its new site for locating clinical guidelines, ECRI Guidelines Trust, is now available free of charge. As mentioned in a previous post, ECRI was the primary contractor for the previous AHRQ site, National Guideline Clearinghouse website, which was discontinued in July 2018. ECRI Guidelines Trust provides clinicians and healthcare  [Read more]

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Resource Spotlight: Suggest a Purchase

Becker Library welcomes recommendations for additions to its collection. A Suggestion for Purchase form is available on the website. Faculty members are encouraged to request the purchase of required and suggested textbooks and books for student class work for course reserves. Journal and database recommendations are contingent on budget availability. If the budget is already  [Read more]

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