Becker Blog


STAT+ access now available on the Medical Campus

Becker Medical Library now provides the School of Medicine access to original reporting and analysis of breaking news in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry from the new and highly requested resource STAT+. This resource provides in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Students, staff and faculty must use their email  [Read more]


EndNote 21: A New Version

The all new EndNote 21 and EndNote Web help you manage and format citations like never before with bold new features. With EndNote 21 you stay organized using features like tags that enhance productivity. You can enjoy peace of mind with data restoration functions that protect your work. Additionally, EndNote 21 supports you to improve  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

DEIA in Scholarly Publishing – Recent Resources for Authors and Peer Reviewers

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]

Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

Listen: Designing training and support in a new era of democratized data

How can WashU transform to enable rapid cycles of learning, publishing, and implementation of ideas, all accessible to faculty and students alike? Chris Sorensen, PhD, Senior Support Scientist at the Becker Medical Library, joined the Talk Data Podcast from MDClone to discuss how WashU has designed its training and support in a new era of  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

May 2023 Scholarly Communications Round-up

Waiver of APCs for WashU Authors for Cambridge University Press Journals Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new agreement (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023) with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that entitles corresponding authors from WashU a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for nearly 400 journals.  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

All the World’s A Stage: The Academic Dialogue in Print

One of the joys of reading primary sources is that it can provide us with a direct window into the past—browsing through an old distillation manual can lead down the path of researching medicinal cannibalism, or mentions of moon phases can provoke a segue into medical astrology. But it isn’t just the words that can  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Comprehensive index to WU medical center publications now available to researchers

  An extensive index to Washington University Medical Center publications is now available via the Becker Archives. This new resource consists of nearly 7,000 index headings for faculty, staff, departments, programs and events related to the School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals. Collectively, the headings point to over 35,000 unique citations in medical center  [Read more]

Mastering Information

5 Tips to Simplify Academic Writing for General Audiences

As a researcher, you communicate your work to a wide variety of people daily. Besides engaging in jargon-rich discussions with your peers, you might share your research on a personal website, talk about it at a community event, or write about it on social media. Plain language can help you reach beyond academia and ensure  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

A Look Inside Fingerprint Visualizations in Research Profiles

Fingerprints and Fingerprint visualizations in Research Profiles help users discover the expertise and interests of faculty members and organizational units at the School of Medicine by providing a visual summary of their work. Generated by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine, Fingerprints and Fingerprint visualizations can be found throughout Research Profiles on faculty profiles as well as  [Read more]

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