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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up May 2019

Check your name in Scopus, learn more about Plan S and the outcome of the FTC complaint against the OMICS Group. Check your Name Profile in Scopus Do you have published research? Chances are your author profile is already in Scopus, a large research abstract and citation database. Check your name in Scopus using the  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Research Data Storage, Data Curation, & Compute Seminar

Join the Research IT Services team and the University Libraries for an overview of high-performance research storage services available at WUSTL. The Research Storage Project provides access to 5TB of active high-performance data storage at no cost to WUSTL faculty members. This seminar will provide technical information and training on the storage services and research  [Read more]

Mastering Information

A Tale of Two Databases: Embase and PubMed

Two of Becker Medical Library’s most popular biomedical databases are Embase and PubMed. While there are similarities between the databases, there are also benefits to using both to be comprehensive in locating the most literature. Additionally, while users may be less familiar with Embase than PubMed, we particularly recommend using Embase in situations where coverage  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Acquisitions Highlight: Teresa J. Vietti Papers

Becker Library recently received a small collection of papers from the estate of Teresa J. Vietti (1927-2010), emeritus professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and pioneering scientist in the field of pediatric oncology. Vietti completed her residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital before spending two years as a hematology/oncology fellow in  [Read more]

Announcements

Celebrating Nurses Week: Nursing exhibit and evidence based nursing resources

Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2019. In celebration, Becker Library Archives will host a special exhibit featuring nursing-related items including photographs, uniforms and yearbooks that commemorate the history of nursing at Washington University Medical Center. Stop by on Thursday, May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to see the exhibit. We also encourage our nursing partners at Barnes-Jewish Hospital  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Margaret G. Smith, medical pioneer

Margaret Gladys Smith, MD, was the first woman to head a department at Washington University School of Medicine, serving as the de facto chair of the Department of Pathology after the sudden death of Howard A. McCordock, MD, in November 1938. Until the appointment of a new chair in July 1939, Smith led the department  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Robert E. Shank Papers available online via Industry Documents Library partnership

Becker Library is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of California San Francisco’s Industry Documents Library to provide online access to the Robert E. Shank Papers. Over 100,000 pages from Becker Library Archives’ Robert E. Shank Papers were digitized for this project. The files are included as part of the Food Industry Documents  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

NIH Public Access Compliance: By the Numbers and Tips for Authors

The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) which states: SEC. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an  [Read more]

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