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Archives and Rare Books

Becker Archives acquires Jerome Cox papers, documenting medical computing at WashU

The Becker Archives has acquired the collected papers of Dr. Jerry Cox (1925-2023), who founded the Biomedical Computer Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1964. This impressive acquisition comprehensively documents his four-decade career at the university, which included pioneering research and developments in biomedical computing, PET scanning, and computer technology applications in healthcare.   [Read more]

Mastering Information, Scholarly Publishing

ORCID: Reducing a Researcher’s Administrative Burden

While researchers already have to comply with items like the new Data Management Sharing Policy1, NSPM-332, the August OSTP memo3, and ORCID may feel like one more thing to check off the list, there are many reasons it’s worthwhile and even rewarding to devote a bit of your time to ORCID. If used effectively, an  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Beyond “In Their Own Words”: Stories of Black Excellence and Resources on the Intersection of Race and Medicine

Becker Library’s newest exhibit, “In Their Own Words: Stories of Desegregation at Washington University Medical Center,” highlights the experiences of Black people and their allies who faced institutional racism and fought for change. Learn more about the stories and topics presented in the exhibit with these resources.

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

To encourage researchers living more than 100 miles from St. Louis to use these collections, Becker Library offers two grants annually of up to $1,000 each to help defray the costs of travel, lodging, food and photo reproductions. Covered expenses will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the visit. Apply by March 1, 2023.

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Color Our Collections

From Feb. 6-10,  libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials from their collections. On the first floor of Becker Library, you’ll find snacks, coloring books and materials, so let your inner child take over! Then show off your masterpiece(s) to the circulation desk to win a special prize.

Mastering Information

How to back-up your EndNote Library and things to know

When you create an EndNote library, the software automatically creates the .enl and .data folders. Use the EndNote Library ‘Compress Library’ feature to back up your library or share a copy with a colleague.

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