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Open Access Week and Digital Commons@Becker

Oct. 22-28, 2018, is Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, which is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access  [Read more]


Compete for prizes in Becker’s Instagram scavenger hunt!

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently launched a Becker Library Instagram account (follow on Instagram @BeckerLibrary) and will be holding an Instagram scavenger hunt from Oct. 15-31 as part of our Becker Library Reopening Celebration. See below for rules and instructions for participation. Happy hunting! Instructions and Rules for Participation The scavenger hunt will run from Oct.  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Resources for Locating Clinical Guidelines

In the absence of the National Guideline Clearinghouse website, locating clinical guidelines for evidence-based decision making can be done easily using the resources and tips described below. Use the filters and limits options provided by biomedical databases like gov, Embase, or CINAHL Plus to easily limit search results to Guidelines or Practice Guidelines using the  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

The St. Louis Body-Snatchers

It reads like the beginning of a horror story. “At 8 o’clock Monday evening three very rough-looking men entered a saloon known as the ‘Gravois Cave’ on a corner opposite of the cemetery…The men remained only a few minutes and when they went out they separated going in different directions and leaving a light spring-wagon,  [Read more]


Join us for a Library Reopening Celebration on Oct. 25

Faculty, staff and students are invited to Becker Medical Library’s Re-Opening Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will mark the completion of the library’s first-floor renovation, which includes the installation of the Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center, a new campus resource that will offer a curated selection of  [Read more]


#SciComm Thursdays are back! See last season’s top 5 takeaways.

In 2017, Becker Library began a collaboration with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences for a new monthly series, #SciComm Thursdays. Over the course of nine sessions, more than 18 faculty, staff, and journalists shared their best practices and pro-tips for communicating clearly about science. This fall, monthly #SciComm Thursdays are back, kicking off  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Explore the revised and updated Becker Systematic Review Guide

Are you considering embarking on a systematic review project? The newly revised and updated Becker Library Systematic Review Guide walks you through the process of working on a systematic review—from developing your research question and forming a project team, through conducting the literature search and writing your manuscript. Highlights of the guide include: Becker Systematic  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

‘Making a Monster’ exhibit explores developments in science and anatomy that shaped ‘Frankenstein’

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” was published 200 years ago in 1818. Since then it has never gone out of print, and it has been reinterpreted in film, theatre, and even ballet. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to the timelessness of its themes. “Frankenstein” is not just a simple story  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-Up September 2018

Learn more about lab manuals, NCBI tools and current trends related to open access and publishing issues. The key to a happy lab life is in the manual. Nature. September 5, 2018 Mariam Aly from Columbia University in New York provides a commentary on her inspiration from  Jonathan Peelle from Washington University about sharing lab  [Read more]

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