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- New Faculty/Graduate Student Orientation & Reception: Olin Library's annual New Faculty/Graduate Student Orientation & Reception will be August 30, 3-5pm. More details will be available later.
- WU Mobile Library site (for handheld devices): WU Libraries are developing a mobile site. Feel free to give it a try at: http://library.wustl.edu/m/. Expect improvements, but I will happily send along your comments and suggestions if you have some.
- JSTOR Plant Science: We have free access to JSTOR Plant Science through 2011. JSTOR Plant Science is an "online environment that provides access to a massive aggregation of content vital to plant science—plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, and scientific literature. It is currently the largest online database of plant type specimens (over 800,000 to date), expected to grow to 2.2 million by 2013. Not only plant type specimens, JSTOR Plant Science also includes additional materials such as foundational reference works and books; a significant set of correspondence, including handwritten letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928; and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images." My guess is that, after the free period is over in 2012, WU will not have access but there will probably be access at the Garden. Comments from WU biofolk are always welcome.
- Fall 2010 instructors' reserve lists: I have been receiving some questions about reserve, so here is the info. I am happy to assist with your reserve list needs; I will often need to ask someone but don't hesitate to ask me. You are also encouraged to use reserve directly. More info is available at http://library.wustl.edu/reservesinfo.html and http://library.wustl.edu/eres/facultyhelp.html.
- Since Olin Library Reserve serves MANY departments, it is smart to get your lists in early when possible so that they will be processed in time, especially when we need to purchase something because we do not own it. Note: Reserve processing for fall has begun but fall lists won't be viewable to students until August 21st; if you sign in as the instructor of a particular course, you can see the list however.
- We do not put paper materials on reserve (except for library books, personal copy books, and by special request other personal copy items such as multiple solutions sets, etc.). If there is an article, old exam, etc., that you want to make available to your students, Olin Library reserve will scan it or link to it and put it on Ares for you.
- If you have pdf's or other files you want on reserve (Ares), you can handle that directly with them or you can add files yourself. Note: If there will be more than one person adding files for a class, have Olin Library reserve do it because otherwise separate lists are created for each instructor and that gets confusing for everyone.
- The bookstore does not inform us about your choices, so if there are new editions you need to be sure we buy, please let me know or include that information on your reserve lists.
- In the former biology library, we often located your syllabi and put textbooks on reserve for you when we owned them. That sort of customization does not happen any longer, so you need to let Ruth or firstname.lastname@example.org know what you need and what questions or concerns you have. Thank you.
- Best Sellers in Botany/Zoology, October 2009 to date as identified by YBP Library Services. Titles are linked to local catalog records when available. If there is a copy in MOBIUS or Becker Library that you think should also be at Olin Library, please request it.
1) The Biology of Small Mammals Merritt, Joseph F. Johns Hopkins University Press 2010. ISBN 0801879507 . $60
2) Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers & Other Unusual Relationships Crump, Martha L. University of Chicago Press 2009. ISBN 0226121852 . $25
3) Insectopedia Raffles, Hugh Pantheon 2010. ISBN 0375423869 . $29.95
4) Conifers of the World: The Complete Reference Eckenwalder, James E. Timber Press 2009. ISBN 0881929743 . $59.95
5) Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology Milam, Erika Lorraine Johns Hopkins University Press 2010. ISBN 0801894190 . $60
6) What’s Eating You? People and Parasites Kaplan, Eugene H. Princeton University Press 2010. ISBN 0691141401 . $26.95
7) The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea Hoare, Philip Ecco: HarperCollins 2010. ISBN 0061976210 . $27.99
8) The Last Tortoise: A Tale of Extinction in Our Lifetime Stanford, Craig B. Belknap: Harvard University Press 2010. ISBN 0674049926 . $23.95
9) Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals Balcombe, Jonathan P. Palgrave Macmillan 2010. ISBN 0230613624 . $27
10) The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of Field Science Rees, Amanda University of Chicago Press 2009. ISBN 0226707113 . $40
11) Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions Moffett, Mark W. University of California Press 2010. ISBN 0520261992 . $29.95
12) The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came from, and How They Live Tudge, Colin Crown 2008. ISBN 0307342042 . $30
13) Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats Kunz, Thomas H. Johns Hopkins University Press 2009. ISBN 0801891477 . $100
14) The Rise of Horses: 55 Million Years of Evolution Franzen, Jens Lorenz Johns Hopkins University Press 2010. ISBN 0801893739 . $65
15) The Nesting Season: Cuckoos, Cuckolds, and the Invention of Monogamy Heinrich, Bernd Belknap: Harvard University Press 2010. ISBN 0674048776 . $29.95
16) Multiplicity in Unity: Plant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals Herrera, Carlos M. University of Chicago Press 2009. ISBN 0226327930 . $110
17) Leaders in Animal Behavior: The Second Generation Drickamer, Lee C. Cambridge University Press 2010. ISBN 0521517583 . $120.99
18) Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 8: Magnoliophyta: Paeoniaceae to Ericaceae Flora of North America Editorial Committee Oxford University Press 2009. ISBN 0195340264 . $95
19) Floral Diagrams: An Aid to Understanding Flower Morphology and Evolution Ronse de Craene, Louis P. Cambridge University Press 2010. ISBN 0521493463 . $130
20) Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives Raffaele, Paul Smithsonian 2010. ISBN 0061671835 . $26.99
- 2010 undergraduate biology honors theses: Some of the 2010 undergraduate honors theses are now available in the library.
Sodium bicarbonate administration and outcome in preterm infants Berg, Carly
Genetic screen to identify regulators of synapse formation in Drosophila melanogaster Berns, Dominic
Regulation of peripheral nerve regeneration by the mTOR pathway Borson, Steven
Mechanosensitive channels interact with starch metabolism to control the osmotic sensitivity of plastids in Arabidopsis thaliana Clure, Cara E
Differential expression of 15-lipoxygenase enzymes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder Dang-Vu, Geoffrey
Sequences located within the N-terminus of the PD-linked LRRK2 lead to increased aggregation and attenuation of 6-hydroxydopamine-induced cell death Fahey, Mark
Effect of dietary vitamin A on gut dendritic cell homeostasis Hanly, Elyse
Tale of two subfamilies: the evolution of a sensory pathway mediating social communication behavior in mormyrid electric fish Hasan, Saad
Identification of genetic variants in transferrin and the effects on amyloid precursor protein processing in Alzheimer's disease Jeng, Amanda T
Investigation of the role of telomerase and nucleolin in astrocytoma growth rates Joshi, Neel S
Myeloid cell independent conditional HIF-1 induced multistage angiogenesis Kovalski, Joanna R
Caspase-9: a candidate susceptibility factor in murine alkylator-induced therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia Li, Yedda
Quantitative trait loci affecting liver fat content in mice Minkina, Olga
Components of the NCoR co-repressor complex repress lytic replication of gammaherpesvirus 68 in macrophages Molleston, Jerome M
Role of glucocorticoid receptors in regulation of PER2 rhythms in the mouse forebrain Onwuzurike, Chiamaka
Effect of antioxidants on the immune response to dying tumor cells Reddy, Archana K
Role of test stimulus in the rod-and-frame effect Riad, Fady
Bioengineering improved photosynthetic productivity for R. sphaeroides via synthetic regulation of the light-harvesting antenna LH2 Rubens, Jacob
Analyzing the in vivo functions of myosin VI in Drosophila melanogaster Stein, Andrew Phillip
Prediction of finger movement from ECoG using artificial neural networks Strother, Marshall
Determining the role of VIP neurons in mouse circadian rhythms Sun, Daniel Z
Characterization of cis-regulatory sequence divergence in yeast Venkataram, Sandeep
Tracer validation of CFT as potential marker for nigrostriatal neurons Xu, Chen
Development of a single plasmid bacterial one-hybrid system for studying transcription factor-DNA binding specificity Zhang, Nannan
We have many of these papers from 2000+. You can see which ones are available by searching the library catalog. [I hope that we have a system in place for 2011 papers to be available online to the WU community, when students give permission.]
- ProfHacker: ProfHacker is a group blog from the Chronicle of Higher Education, delivering "tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education, Monday through Friday." It's freely available and includes good tips of all kinds regularly. I sometimes find the comments just as useful as the posts. There are lots of ways to follow this; at the web site, through its own feed http://chronicle.com/blog/ProfHacker/27/rss) which you can add to your favorite RSS reader. It's also included in the Wired Campus emails or RSS. Some recent posts include:
Automating Research with Google Scholar Alerts
Using Mendeley for Research Management
Letting Us Rip: Our New Right to Fair Use of DVDs | Information on the New DMCA Exemptions [not from ProfHacker but more info on this topic: Reading the Fine Print]
- Interesting Tidbits:
-- Panton Principles: Principles for Open Data in Science recently won the SPARC Innovator award. The principles say that use of licenses which limit commercial re-use or limit the production of derivative works by excluding use for particular purposes or by specific persons or organizations is STRONGLY discouraged, when making data public. I thought this was an important concept to think about. Many of us know about and use Creative Commons licenses, some of which do limit commercial re-use. Panton Principles FAQ.
-- Our best citing reference searching is Web of Science, but we do have other tools. Google Scholar's Cited By links are useful and sometimes give me a few unique references. Recently Google Scholar has added the ability to search within cited articles; I expect this will be very handy sometimes. I do find downloading citations from Google Scholar a bit clunky, although you can download one by one using Get it! buttons, if you have your Scholar Preferences set to include "Washington University in St Louis - Get it! @ WU." Get it! buttons are automatic if you are working on campus. [I think here are other tools that solve this problem also, such as Mendeley and others.] The University of Prince Edward Island has recently canceled their access to Web of Science and are hoping that alternatives may serve their scholars sufficiently. Don't worry; we are not considering this at WU currently. But I have listed a few of our alternatives here: Citation Tools. If you have other favorites, please let me know.
-- Journals step up plagiarism policing; Cut-and-paste culture tackled by CrossCheck software FYI; this surprised me. "As publishers have expanded their testing of CrossCheck in the past few months, some have discovered staggering levels of plagiarism, from self-plagiarism, to copying of a few paragraphs or the wholesale copying of other articles. Taylor & Francis has been testing CrossCheck for 6 months on submissions to three of its science journals. In one, 21 of 216 submissions, or almost 10 percent, had to be rejected because they contained plagiarism."
- NIH Public Access Policy update:
-- Changes involving My NCBI: Transition of eRA Commons Bibliography Management to the My NCBI Tool | My NCBI How-to Steps | More info from Scholarly communications update (Becker Medical Library)
-- Upcoming classes available at Becker Medical Library, room 601A: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 10:00-11:00 am OR Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 3:00-4:00 pm; please pre-register 1)Select the desired NIH Public Access Policy class session from the class listing 2)Select “Register” to complete a registration form for the class. Registrations are highly encouraged to ensure a seat. No fee. If you would like to arrange a session for a group on the Danforth Campus, please contact me, Ruth Lewis, and I will work on arranging that.
-- The Becker Medical Library NIH Public Access Policy page continues to be a very useful summary. There have been a few revisions made recently.
- Hayes D, Panitchayangkoon G, Fransted KA, Caram JR, Wen JZ, Freed KF, Engel GS. 2010. Dynamics of electronic dephasing in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex. Mi>New J Physics 12: Art. No. 065042. Freely available fulltext.
- Klein GP, Christopher CC, Cameron GN, Barrett GW. 2010. Effect of bot fly parasitism on vertical habitat use by peromyscus leucopus. Northeastern Naturalist 17(2):223-228. Abstract & fulltext for BioOne 1 subscribers.
- Matsuda A, Shieh AW, Chalker DL, Forney JD. 2010. The conjugation-specific Die5 protein is required for development of the somatic nucleus in both Paramecium and Tetrahymena. Eukaryot Cell 9(7):1087-99. Abstract & fulltext for subscribers, freely available 6 months after publication.
- Niedzwiedzki DM, Collins AM, Lafountain AM, Enriquez MM, Frank HA, Blankenship RE. 2010. Spectroscopic Studies of Carotenoid-to-Bacteriochlorophyll Energy Transfer in LHRC Photosynthetic Complex from Roseiflexus castenholzii. J Phys Chem B 114(26):8723-34. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers.
- Prochnik SE, Umen J, Nedelcu AM, Hallmann A, Miller SM, Nishii I, Ferris P, Kuo A, Mitros T, Fritz-Laylin LK, Hellsten U, Chapman J, Simakov O, Rensing SA, Terry A, Pangilinan J, Kapitonov V, Jurka J, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Schmutz J, Grimwood J, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Grigoriev IV, Schmitt R, Kirk D, Rokhsar DS. 2010. Genomic analysis of organismal complexity in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri. Science 329(5988):223-6. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers | In the news.
- Tucker S, Vitins A, Pikaard CS. 2010. Nucleolar dominance and ribosomal RNA gene silencing. Curr Opin Cell Biol 22(3):351-356. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers.
- Wen J, Harada J, Buyle K, Yuan K, Tamiaki H, Oh-Oka H, Loomis RA, Blankenship RE. 2010. Characterization of an FMO variant of Chlorobaculum tepidum carrying bacteriochlorophyll a esterified by geranylgeraniol. Biochemistry 49(26):5455-63. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers.
- Full text, v.1, 2010+; freely available; BioMed Central.
- Genome Integrity
- Full text, v.1, 2010+; freely available; PubMed Central.
Genome refactoring / Natalie Kuldell and Neal Lerner. (Synthesis lectures on synthetic biology)
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EBL books (WUSTL key and password required for access):
The handbook of plant mutation screening: mining of natural and induced alleles edited by Khalid Meksem and Günter Kahl.
Advances in Applied Microbiology, v.72, 2010
Current Topics in Membranes, v.65, 2010, Claudins
Methods in Enzymology, v.475: Single Molecule Tools, Part B:Super-Resolution, Particle Tracking, Multiparameter, and Force Based Methods
Current Topics in Membranes, v.66: Structure and Function of Calcium Release Channels
From the medical library:
Junqueira's basic histology text and atlas, 12th ed, 2010
Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry (Third Edition) Theranostic and Genomic Applications
Introduction to proteomics: principles and applications (Methods of biochemical analysis ; v. 146.)
From National Academies Press:
Conducting Biosocial Surveys: Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Biospecimens and Biodata
Photodynamic Therapy: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.635)
Plant Secondary Metabolism Engineering: Methods and Applications (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.643)
Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.646)
Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, and Thrombolytics: Second Edition (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.663)
New Ebooks from Springer:
Mathematical Foundations of Neuroscience (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, v.35)
Aphid Biodiversity under Environmental Change: Patterns and Processes
Endotoxins: Structure, Function and Recognition (Subcellular Biochemistry, v.53)
Immunoelectron Microscopy: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.657)
NanoScience in Biomedicine
siRNA and miRNA Gene Silencing: From Bench to Bedside (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.487)
Multisensory Object Perception in the Primate Brain
PCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective
Whole Cell Sensing Systems I: Reporter Cells and Devices (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, v.117)
Microbes for Legume Improvement
Crop Modeling and Decision Support
Advanced Concepts in Fluorescence Sensing, Part B: Macromolecular Sensing
Microbial Mats: Modern and Ancient Microorganisms in Stratified Systems (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, v.14)
Cells and Culture: Proceedings of the 20th ESACT Meeting, Dresden, Germany, June 17-20, 2007
New Drug Development: An Introduction to Clinical Trials: Second Edition
Functional Ultrastructure: Atlas of Tissue Biology and Pathology, 2nd rev. enl. ed.
The Chloroplast: Basics and Applications (Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, v.31)
Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective
Whole Cell Sensing System II (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, v.118)
Origin of Cancers: Clinical Perspectives and Implications of a Stem-Cell Theory of Cancer
Principles of Clinical Cancer Genetics: A Handbook from the Massachusetts General Hospital
Hepatocytes: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.640)
Cyclooxygenases: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.644)
Pharmacogenetics: Making cancer treatment safer and more effective
Inositol Phosphates and Lipids: Methods and Protocols(Methods in Molecular Biology, v.645)
Toxic Plant Proteins (Plant Cell Monographs, v.18)
Computational Neuroscience (Springer Optimization and Its Applications, v.38)
Wavelet Methods in Statistics with R
Evolution in Action: Case studies in Adaptive Radiation, Speciation and the Origin of Biodiversity
Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology
Statistical Methods in Molecular Biology (Methods in Molecular Biology, v.620)
Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity? (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, v.9)
Extracellular Nucleic Acids (Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, v.25) Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture
Red Algae in the Genomic Age (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, v.13)
New Zealand Freshwater Fishes: an Historical and Ecological Biogeography
Teratology in the Twentieth Century Plus Ten
Gene-Based Therapies for Cancer
Protocols for Neural Cell Culture, Fourth Edition
Lipid A in Cancer Therapy (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, v.667)
The Future of Aging: Pathways to Human Life Extension
Paper books Click on the title for more info or to request
Note: "In Process" titles may still be REQUESTED so the book will be held for you when it is available. You may also be interested in browsing an alternative listings of new books, by broad call number areas.
Cell death / editors, Gerry Melino, David Vaux.
Human brain evolution : the influence of freshwater and marine food resources / edited by Stephen C. Cunnane and Kathlyn M. Stewart.
Human molecular genetics / Tom Strachan and Andrew Read. 4th ed
Molecular imaging with reporter genes / edited by Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Shahriar S. Yaghoubi.
Oogenesis : the universal process / editors, Marie-Hélène Verlhac and Anne Villeneuve.
Physiology of the pea crop.
Tropical island recovery : Cousine Island, Seychelles / Michael Samways
What's the use of race? : modern governance and the biology of difference / edited by Ian Whitmarsh and David S. Jones.
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