Fall 2020 Research & Technology Workshops

By Washington University Libraries on September 18, 2020

This fall, the Washington University Libraries are hosting a series of eight workshops that offer in-depth support on tools such as Zotero, EndNote, and ArcGIS Storymaps. The workshops will also explore visual collections, information literacy, data management, and how to find textbooks at the Un...

ACLU-MO History Spotlight: Mapping Police Violence in St. Louis

By Ashley Jackson (PhD Student, Brown School WU) on September 17, 2020

Racial Violence, Legacies, and Reckoning Heightened awareness around the issue of police violence has ensued amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, but for many, this social issue is all too familiar. The highly publicized deaths of Michael Brown in our own city of St. Louis and the recent kil...

Washington University Libraries Virtual Book Club

By University Libraries on September 17, 2020

WashU Libraries Book Club goes virtual! Get comfy and join us from home as we explore titles focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Virtual book clubs will be held via Zoom and are free and open to all. Please note: Registration is required for access to the...

Strategic Plan Update: Assessing Our Partnerships

By Washington University Libraries on September 17, 2020

We’re happy to announce that we’ve fulfilled a number of the objectives that were laid out in our Strategic Plan. Teams of staff members from across the University Libraries have worked together to bring the objectives to fruition. We’ll be sharing updates of our progress in the weeks ahead. Obje...

WashU Data Users Group (DUG) Fall Lineup

By Dorris Scott on September 16, 2020

If you dig data and want to discuss data-related topics, then the WashU DUG is the place for you! The WashU DUG has been going strong during the spring and summer and has continued to meet virtually to participate in workshops and to learn how various members of the WashU community use data in th...

Resource Review – Streetmap Premium 

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

ArcGIS StreetMap Premium (SMP) provides enriched street data for use in ArcGIS software. Features include high-quality and multiscale cartographic map display; accurate geocoding (batch, reverse, and simple search); and optimized routing, driving directions, and network analysis. SMP is designed ...

Software Spotlight: ArcGIS Pro

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

Many of our GIS users have come to rely on ArcGIS Desktop as their go-to geographic information system (GIS) software. However, an alternative that presents a more modern interface along with enhanced performance that many users will find attractive is freely available to the WashU community .   ...