New Electronic Lab Notebook Resource Now Available

By ksinger on October 30, 2019

In Fall of 2019 the university subscribed to LabArchives, which is an electronic lab notebook (ELN). ELN’s allow researchers to record fieldwork traditionally done on paper via digital tools. All affiliated researchers have access to LabArchives with their WUSTL Key. There’s functiona...

Alchemy Books

By Tobias Feldmann on October 29, 2019

The rare books vault of the Department of Special Collections hosts many old books on various topics, including some disciplines that aren’t being taught at university anymore, like the mysterious art of alchemy. The Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection encompasses a considerable number of b...

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with the Washington University Libraries

By Dorris Scott on October 28, 2019

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) takes place November 10-16. An international event that promotes the importance of geography in people’s lives, GAW was created by a joint resolution in the U.S. Congress in 1987 and is held annually on the third week of November. To celebrate the week, on November ...

Register Now for Workshops @ Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on October 17, 2019

If you missed the first round of Workshops @ Olin Library, you’re in luck! Due to the interest and buzz surrounding this free series, we decided to add more sessions. The workshops will take place October 21-November 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Instruction Room 2 on Level 1 of John M. Olin Library. Topics ...

Letter to Faculty, October 16, 2019

By ksinger on October 16, 2019

Dear Danforth Campus Faculty: I am writing to share with you that the Libraries’ Short-term Collection Space Management Project has concluded. Project background, including a list of titles retained by the Libraries at faculty requests, has been posted on the Project website. As a reminder, the g...

Film & Media Archive Completes Grant-Funded Digitization Project

By Barry Kelley on October 16, 2019

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the project “Level Playing Field: Digitizing and Disseminating William Miles’ Black Champions Interviews.” The project was completed with the support of a 2018 grant from the National Historical Publications ...

Read Your Favorite Professional Journals Using BrowZine

By Melissa Vetter on October 15, 2019

Did you know you can access BrowZine in multiple ways? BrowZine is available from your web browser and as a mobile app for your iOS and Android devices. Most of us go back and forth between our desktop computer, laptop and mobile devices throughout the day. Your BrowZine Account makes accessing y...

Samuel Beckett’s Translation Drafts

By Irina Teveleva on October 10, 2019

In celebration of the current exhibit and upcoming colloquium at the Washington University Libraries honoring the life of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), we are featuring selections of translation manuscripts and typescripts from the exhibit, starting with an autograph draft of Va et...

Nobel Prize in Physics 2019

By Alison Verbeck on October 9, 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded on October 9 “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos” with one half to James Peebles, Princeton University, “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,̶...