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Desegregating the Washington University Medical Center, in their own words

While an administrative error led administrators to quietly declare Washington University School of Medicine desegregated in 1947, efforts for truly active integration across the school and its associate hospitals came only after decades of intentional action and advocacy from many dedicated individuals and groups. The Washington University Medical Center Desegregation History Project highlights the stories  [Read more]

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Introducing retraction alerts in EndNote 20

EndNote has teamed up with Retraction Watch to receive regular feeds from their database. With EndNote 20.2, retracted articles will be flagged in the EndNote library. Retraction Watch’s database includes nearly 30,000 retracted papers and conference abstracts dating back to the 1970s. You will see the following when a retraction is found: You will need  [Read more]


Using live captioning for an inclusive Zoom experience

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have experienced a sharp increase in the number of events and interactions through video conferencing and collaboration platforms. In many ways, this has yielded several benefits; fewer logistical concerns and the ability to record an event for later viewing means that information can reach more  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

New mentor search features added to Research Profiles

New mentorship search filters have been added to Research Profiles, making it easier for students and trainees to find faculty willing to mentor at the School of Medicine. To find mentors at the School of Medicine, select Profiles from the Research Profiles homepage. Use the Mentorship for filter on the left-hand side to refine the  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up December 2021

Learn more about the differences between the public access policies for the NCI Cancer Moonshot program and NIH, changes to the NIH Biosketch, ORCID profile updates, and more. NCI Cancer Moonshot Public Access and Data Sharing Policy Investigators funded by the NCI Cancer Moonshot program need to comply with the NCI Public Access and Data  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Five centuries of gender bias in anatomy

The portrayal of anatomy is not necessarily objective. Anatomical atlases are products of both the individuals and the culture that produced them, and this is reflected in their pages. In some instances, anatomical texts show an association with eroticism, particularly regarding the female form. One of the most well-known instances of this is Charles Estienne’s  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Wonderfully weird 2022 calendars from 1898 originals now available

The wonderfully weird Antikamnia calendars, published between 1897 and 1901 by the Antikamnia Chemical Company of St. Louis, feature colorful skeletons in humorous or whimsical scenes. This year, we are re-printing the 1898 calendar from Becker Library’s archival collections in the form of a 2022 calendar. The reproduction comes from the 1898 calendar because the  [Read more]

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5 steps to prep for a great systematic review

As national leaders in systematic review support, Becker Library provides a robust service to the School of Medicine community. Before filling out the request, form, here are five steps to consider.

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