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LGBTQ Books at Becker

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]

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Embase now provides article preprints from MedRXiv and BioRXiv

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]

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Research or medical glossaries help simplify language, better communicate your work  

At the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences’ 4th Annual Symposium, “Making an Impact, Shaping the Future,”  panelist Dr. L. Ebony Boulware, vice dean for translational science research at Duke University, emphasized the need to speak a common language, especially when working with community members and research participants. While this isn’t always an easy task, it  [Read more]

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Refugee health resources

Refugees often arrive with a broad spectrum of health challenges including lack of medical records, language barriers, and trauma. Here are some resources healthcare professionals may use when caring for refugee populations.

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Prepare for NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans Using the DMPTool

Beginning with the January 25, 2023 grant cycle, the NIH will enact a policy requiring all NIH grant submissions to include a two page Data Management and Sharing plan (henceforth referred to as the plan). The plan outlines how the investigator will store, protect, and ultimately share research data generated from NIH funds. You can begin  [Read more]

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Tracking your checkouts in My Catalog

Q: Does the library keep a record of books I’ve checked out in the past? A: By default, the library does not track book checkouts—but you can opt in to this feature by editing your account. Contact askbecker@wustl.edu if you have any questions!

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Commit to using plain language in the new year

Have you wondered how to improve the documents and forms your department shares with research participants and patients? Plain language is one of the best tools to ensure your writing is clear and accessible to all. Research shows it can increase research participation, improve adherence, and overall, lead to better health outcomes.  A few of  [Read more]

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Introducing retraction alerts in EndNote 20

EndNote has teamed up with Retraction Watch to receive regular feeds from their database. With EndNote 20.2, retracted articles will be flagged in the EndNote library. Retraction Watch’s database includes nearly 30,000 retracted papers and conference abstracts dating back to the 1970s. You will see the following when a retraction is found: You will need  [Read more]

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