New Books in German Studies (call number range PT), December 2015

By Brian Vetruba on January 21, 2016

A selected list of new books on German Literature (PT call number range).  For additional new books relevant to Germanistik/German Studies, see New Books in German Studies (History, Philosophy, Film, Language & other Literatures), December 2015. Click on links for call numbers and availabilit...

WU Libraries Awarded Grant by Council on Library and Information Resources

By Julie Hale on January 21, 2016

The Washington University Libraries have received a $250,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for the new project Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive. The grant was awarded through C...

Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online/Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online

By Brian Vetruba on January 21, 2016

The Libraries have purchased the Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online and the German version Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online which are based on a 15-volume reference work published in print between 2005 and 2012 from J. B. Metzler Verlag. This online encyclopedia offers a multi-faceted vie...

Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)

By Alison Verbeck on January 21, 2016

Earlier this year the Research Ideas & Outcomes (RIO) journal was launched. RIO’s mission is to open up the entire research cycle — by publishing project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports and research articles. These will all be made freely available on a single c...

Open Journal of Astrophysics

By Alison Verbeck on January 20, 2016

An astrophysicist has launched a low-cost community peer-review platform that circumvents traditional scientific publishing.  The Open Journal of Astrophysics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for research in astrophysics and cosmology which works in tandem with manuscripts posted on arXiv....

APS Journal Changes

By Alison Verbeck on January 20, 2016

The American Physical Society has renamed two journal titles and separated out the descriptive subheadings from the Physical Review A-E journals effective January 1, 2016. Removing Special Topics integrates Physical Review Accelerators and Beams and Physical Review Physics Education Research into...

Updated Newsletter

By Alison Verbeck on January 20, 2016

With the rollout of the new website in early January, the Physics Newsletter has also changed.  You can see the latest newsletters and the archive at or the new blog is available at

Documenting the Now: Archiving Social Media for Generations to Come

By Julie Hale on January 20, 2016

Collaboration between three universities will develop DocNow, a tool to archive social media content posted during significant events  A two-year, $517,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a project called “Documenting the Now: Supporting Scholarly Use and Preservation of Soci...

Jazz Age Illustration Exhibit

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A new exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, and Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The illustrations...

Get to Know Primo! 30-Minute Workshops, Jan. 20-Feb. 5

By Brian Vetruba on January 18, 2016

Come and explore Primo, our new search interface, and learn about the library’s new website in a 30-minute drop-in workshop. The workshops will be held January 20 through February 5 at various times in the Arc Lab in Olin Library. No registration is required. Librarians will be on hand to answer ...