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How to Access Popular Medical Apps Through Becker Library

Did you know you can access many of the most popular medical apps through Becker Library? Here are some you can use without purchasing a personal license:  UpToDate: A point-of-care resource with updated clinical summaries. (UpToDate access is provided by BJC)  UnBound Medicine/UCentral: Access The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, and 5 Minute Consult, all from  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up April 2021

Scholarly Publishing Round-up April 2021 Learn more about upcoming changes to the NIH Biosketch and the new public access section of Google Scholar author profile pages. Search Scholarly Materials Preserved in the Internet Archive. Looking for a research paper but can’t find a copy in your library’s catalog or popular search engines? Give Internet Archive  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

The 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

The end of World War II brought elation for some. The staff and patients of the 21st General Hospital, the US Army reserve hospital staffed by members of the Washington University medical community, were almost certainly among those in celebration. The personnel of the 21st had served continuously since 1942 and shared an immense relief  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up February 2021

Learn more about the upcoming NCBI login transition, the new NIH RePORTER, preprints in Scopus, and more. NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials 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  [Read more]

Announcements

NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials in June 2021

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]

Announcements

Becker-curated vaccine resources, Chief Data Scientist’s official regional vaccine waiting lists

As we progress through the national COVID-19 vaccination process, access to reliable and credible vaccine information is critical for ourselves, our patients, and our community. To this end, Becker Library’s Guide to COVID-19 Resources is now updated with library-curated resources on the COVID-19 vaccine and its development, including WashU Chief Data Scientist Philip Payne’s list  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, M.D. and her medical illustrations, 1929-1939

Today we are highlighting twenty-three medical illustrations dating from 1929-39. These beautiful black and white and full-color illustrations are by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer, MD, one of the first female graduates of Washington University School of Medicine. The drawings were donated by her son-in-law, Robert Glaser, and are now part of the Robert J. Glaser Photographs  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

WashU BioRender licensing helps users create professional scientific figures in minutes

You asked for it – now it’s here! Washington University Information Technology recently announced that BioRender is now available for purchase through the Software Licensing software catalog (please note you must be on a WashU network or connected via VPN to view this site). BioRender is a web-based application loaded with icons and templates designed to  [Read more]

Announcements

Find mentors, list mentoring and education activities in Research Profiles

For many faculty, teaching and mentoring are as important a part of their professional life as being a researcher or a clinician. To better reflect these responsibilities and interests, Research Profiles was recently expanded to include information on education and mentoring activities as part of an individual profile. In addition to highlighting faculty’s work as  [Read more]

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