Serials Review – FY2017

By Alison Verbeck on March 31, 2016

The Libraries are now reviewing subscriptions annually to ensure we are spending library money most effectively. This year we are concentrating on titles where we seem to be spending a lot more on the subscription than we would spend on Interlibrary Loans based on annual usage from that journal. ...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Neureuther Essay Competition

By Julie Hale on March 31, 2016

The start of April means it’s time to announce the winners of our Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Before we reveal the names of our champion essayists, here’s a little background on the Libraries’ long-standing contest: An endowment from WU alum Carl Neureuther (class o...

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March New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on March 31, 2016

13.8 : the quest to find the true age of the universe and the theory of everything / John Gribbin. QB981 .G753 2016 The astronomical almanac for the year … QB8 U1 2017 Astrophysics in a nutshell / Dan Maoz. QB461 .M32 2016 Coordinate metrology : accuracy of systems and measurements / Jerzy ...

Browzine Sync

By Alison Verbeck on March 31, 2016

You can now sync My Bookshelf on Browzine and get article alerts on all of your devices – web, iOS, and Android. If you use My Bookshelf on BrowZine Web you will now start receiving new article alerts, just like on mobile If you make changes to My Bookshelf on any device – add journal...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on March 31, 2016

Title: A search for brief optical flashes associated with the SETI target KIC 8462852 Authors: By:Abeysekara, A.U.; Archambault, S.; Archer, A.; Benbow, W.; Bird, R.; Buchovecky, M.; Buckley, J.H.; Byrum, K.; Cardenzana, J.V.; Cerruti, M.; Chen, X.; Christiansen, J.L.; Ciupik, L.; Cui, W.; Dickin...

News and notes for math, March 2016

By Ruth Lewis on March 31, 2016

Olin Library Transformation Project is a new page you can check for up-to-date information about Olin Library construction. Discrete Analysis, arXiv overlay journal, is now available. You may be interested in these posts: Five Minutes with Timothy Gowers: “Academics can publish journals of the hi...

News and notes for biology, March 2016

By Ruth Lewis on March 31, 2016

Olin Library Transformation Project is a new page you can check for up-to-date information about Olin Library construction. Books and journals with call number J and K have been moved from Olin Library to the Law Library. A few books about bioethics or regulations may sometimes be needed by biofo...

Scholarly communications links from March 2016

By Ruth Lewis on March 31, 2016

Calling attention to a few stories this month: Seven Things Every Researcher Should Know About Scholarly Publishing, post from The Scholarly Kitchen. Although Scholarly Kitchen is usually written from a publisher perspective, this seemed like a nice overview of many of the issues I try to cover o...

New journal available – Matters – single observation publishing

By Ruth Lewis on March 30, 2016

I’ve been seeing information about this new journal, Matters or sometimes called Science Matters, for a few months now but there finally seem to be some “articles” available now: Matters, Feb. 2016+; open access. The “Why Matters” page on the journal website reads, “Observations...