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Mastering Information

Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Preparing for the costs of data management and sharing plans

Data management and sharing plans are becoming a more common requirement from funders. The NSF requires a data management plan (DMP) for grant submissions, which includes a section describing how data will be shared. The NIH has released a draft of a data management and sharing policy that, when implemented, will require a description of  [Read more]

Announcements

Submit a Case Study for the Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) Website

Would you like to see your research study featured on the Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) website? The development of the TSBM was inspired by the desire to look beyond papers and grants to identify examples of real-world clinical and community health benefits that result from translational science research. There are eight case studies featuring  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up August 2020

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries recently renewed their contract with Elsevier and as part of the renewal process, corresponding authors from WUSTL are entitled to a 25% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for most Elsevier journals. Eligible titles include over 2,000 Elsevier-owned journals, with the exception of Cell Press and The Lancet,  [Read more]

Announcements

Becker Library joins new Office of Health Information and Data Science

The School of Medicine recently announced that Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named associate dean for health information and data science, and chief data scientist for the School of Medicine. As associate dean, Dr. Payne will oversee the Institute for Informatics with its newly  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Get EndNote help via Zoom

Becker Library’s resident EndNote expert, Coordinator of Education Services Kim Lipsey, is available to meet one-on-one via Zoom for EndNote troubleshooting and assistance – simply contact her at lipseyk@wustl.edu to set up an appointment. She is available to answer any EndNote-related questions you may have. Examples of issues Kim has helped with include: How do I link references  [Read more]

Uncategorized

Locate Faculty and Find Expertise Using “Analyze Text” in Research Profiles

Discovering experts and building your multidisciplinary research team is easier than ever in Research Profiles – simply use the copy/paste search feature to analyze blocks of text from publication abstracts, research grants or funding announcements. As shown in the example below, you can use this feature to quickly identify profiles most closely related to the  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

New Preprint Guide from Becker Library

COVID-19 has spurred an increase in preprints which are a means of sharing research findings prior to formal peer review. Preprints related to COVID-19 are being posted to preprint repositories at a rapid rate. As of March 24, 2020, there were 738 preprints in medRxiv and bioRxiv related to the COVID-19 virus; as of this  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Online puzzles from the Archives and Rare Books Division

As part of our ongoing effort to bring our collections to you virtually as we all practice social distancing, we’ve created a series of online puzzles featuring images from Becker Library’s archival and rare book collections. See the images and links to their puzzles below. Helpful tips: Select your puzzle from the options below –  [Read more]

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