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Archives and Rare Books

Queeny Tower Controversy

A new exhibit titled “That Was Then: An Architectural History of the Washington University Medical Center” is on display through Aug. 16 on the seventh floor of Bernard Becker Medical Library. Through a series of before-and-after photographs, the exhibit shows how the medical campus has changed over the past 100 years. One building in particular  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

NIH Public Access Compliance: Grant Funding Acknowledgements

Acknowledging your funding is a good practice of responsible conduct of research, a requirement of receiving the funding and a critical step to help demonstrate the impact of funding to policymakers and taxpayers. It is important to be consistent when acknowledging grant-funding sources, especially for NIH Public Access Compliance. Here are some tips that can  [Read more]

Announcements

Becker now accepts online payments

By popular request, Becker Library is now able to accept credit card payments online for interlibrary loans, Proxy (remote access) accounts and more! To pay online, go to becker.wustl.edu and select “Make a payment” from under “Using the Library” in the top navigation menu. You will be linked to Becker Library’s new CashNet page where  [Read more]

Announcements

Change in PubMed Full Text Link Protocol

PubMed is updating how its full-text links work. Previously, the library’s “Full Text @ Becker” icon displayed in the top right corner of the abstract only when the full text of the article was available via the library’s subscriptions (provided you had accessed PubMed via the Becker website). Going forward, a “Get it @ Becker”  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Suffering for Beauty

The weather is finally starting to warm up as we move into summer, which means it’s also time to switch from winter to summer clothes. This probably means cotton and short sleeves instead of wool and sweaters, but one item that will almost certainly not appear in anyone’s wardrobe, regardless of the season, is the  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Carbon 14, The Cyclotroneers, and Washington University

Martin Kamen is not a household name today, but his synthesis of Carbon 14 in February 1940 was the first of many achievements in his long career as a chemist. In 1944, Kamen, a chemist in the new field of radiochemistry, worked for the Manhattan Project at Berkeley Radiation Laberatory and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The  [Read more]

Announcements

5-Minute Clinical Consult 2020 update available in the uCentral app

The latest 2020 update to 5-Minute Clinical Consult is now available from Unbound Medicine. The next time you update your uCentral app you will automatically receive the latest 2020 update to 5-Minute Clinical Consult. Newly added content includes Internet Gaming Disorder and a new algorithm for Tinnitus. A variety of mobile medical apps are available  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

NCBI My Bibliography: New Interface

A new version of NCBI My Bibliography was launched earlier this week and includes a new interface. Other features include a color-coded view of compliance status, filtering by compliance status, and functionality on your phone. One big change is that the “My Bibliography” and “Other Citations” collections have been combined into one collection. This will  [Read more]

Announcements

Search, Discover, Connect – Introducing the Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine portal

Today the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and the School of Medicine Office of the Dean are launching a pilot of a faculty profile information system called Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine (profiles.wustl.edu). Profiles is a publicly accessible and easily searchable knowledge base for exploring the expertise and research interests of  [Read more]

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