MLA Handbook (8th edition) (2016)–NEW PRINT REFERENCE

By Brian Vetruba on June 30, 2016

The Libraries now have print copies of the new 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (previous title MLA Handbook for writers of research papers). SUMMARY: The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA ...

Excavation Begins at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on June 30, 2016

As part of the Olin Library Transformation project, excavation of the Whispers Café area began last week. Trucks are making their way to the Olin site from Forsyth Boulevard and back again, escorted by golf carts for the safety of pedestrians and bike traffic.   As of June 24, 80 loads of di...

News and notes for math, June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

More on ArXiv reboot: – The ArXiv Use Survey Report is now available. – Analysis in Nature: ArXiv preprint server plans multimillion-dollar overhaul, by Richard Van Noorden. Statistical practice and data: This open access article is getting a very high number of views: Kass RE, Caffo ...

News and notes for biology, June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

PubMed news: Happy 20th birthday, PubMed. A few features I haven’t mentioned before: – Trending articles – currently available on PubMed Mobile and also on PubMed Commons – Articles frequently viewed together – Digital Object Identifier DOI now displays in abstract v...

Scholarly communications links from June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

OpenCon 2016: Only one week left to apply to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC! Applicants can request a travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most of those accepted. OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the worl...

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June New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on June 30, 2016

Advances in lithium isotope geochemistry / Paul B. Tomascak, Tomáš Magna, Ralf Dohmen. QC796.L5 T66 2016 Basic concepts in computational physics / Benjamin A. Stickler, Ewald Schachinger. QC20 .S756 2016 The Cambridge companion to Newton / edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith. QC16.N7 C35 2016 C...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on June 30, 2016

Title: Topological basis for understanding the behavior of the heavy-fermion metal β-YbAlB4 under application of magnetic field and pressure Author(s):Shaginyan, V.R.; Msezane, A.Z.; Popov, K.G.; Clark, J.W.; Khodel, V.A.; Zverev, M.V. Source: Physical Review B Volume: 93 Issue: 20 Pages: 205126 ...

arXiv Updates

By Alison Verbeck on June 30, 2016

As part of its 25th anniversary vision-setting process, the arXiv team at Cornell University Library conducted a user survey in April 2016 to seek input from the global user community about the current services and future directions.  They received 36,000 responses, representing arXiv’s div...

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Ares Service Upgrade

By Deb Ehrstein on June 30, 2016

On Wednesday, July 6, Washington University Libraries will be performing maintenance on the servers that run the Ares eReserves software. Ares is an online course reserves system for PDFs of journal articles or book chapters, streaming video/audio, and other readings or assignments. We expect the...

Publications from WU Math Dept., June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

Daghighi A, Krantz S. 2016 Erratum: A note on a conjecture concerning boundary uniqueness (CVEE, 60 No.7 (2015), 945–950) [MR3350475]. Complex Var. Elliptic Equ 61(4):587. dx.doi.org/10.1080/17476933.2015.1086761 | MR3473793. Figueroa-López JE, Gong R, Houdré C. 2016. High-order short-time expans...