Biology

Thoughts about Sci-Hub and “easy” access

By Ruth Lewis on June 23, 2017

Sci-Hub has been in the news this month. US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub Nature News & Comment; and publishers “welcome” this, e.g., The Association of American Publishers Welcomes Major Judgment Against “Sci-Hub” Pirate Site and International Publishers...

News and notes for biology, May 2017

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2017

BMC Biology becomes the first specialist biology journal to offer Registered Reports; The scientific Odyssey: Pre-registering the voyage, by Miranda Robertson on BMC blog. You may remember that Brian Nosek talked about Registered Reports when he was here in March. Registered Reports at Center for...

Publications from WU Biology dept., May, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2017

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Botero CA, Harmon LJ, Atkinson Q. 2016. The promise and limits of eco-evolutionary studies of human culture. Religion, Brain and Behavior 7(2):153-155. doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2015.1132249 [WU does not subscribe]. Douglas TE, ...

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Biology books and ebooks added May 2017

By Ruth Lewis on May 30, 2017

Adipose Tissue Biology 2nd ed. 2017 Michael E. Symonds Springer ebooks Advances in Insect Physiology, v.52: Insect Immunity Edited by Petros Ligoxygakis Science Direct Advances in Research on Fertilization Management of Vegetable Crops Francesco Tei, Silvana Nicola, Paolo Benincasa Advances in Ol...

News and notes for biology, April 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

Plant Direct is a new open access journal from American Society of Plant Biologists, Society for Experimental Biology, and Wiley. Publication charges are $2,200 per article with some discounts. Authors alerting readers via PubMed Commons; “it’s great to see authors add speed and transparenc...

Preprints still in the news, April 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints, summary post in the Scholarly Kitchen by Judy Luther Applied Physics Now in arXiv bioRxiv receives new funding for “sharing new tools in order to speed adoption and dissemination of preprints and optimize communication infrastructure in science;” ...

Publications from WU Biology dept., April, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Blankenship RE. 2017. How Cyanobacteria went green. Science 355(6332):1372-1373. doi.org/10.1126/science.aam9365. Brock DA, Callison WÉ, Strassmann JE, Queller DC. 2017. Sentinel cells, symbiotic bacteria and toxin resistance i...

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Biology books and ebooks added April 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

Adaption of Microbial Life to Environmental Extremes: Novel Research Results and Application 2nd ed. 2017 Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan Springer ebooks Advances in Applied Microbiology, v.99 Science Direct Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, v.82 Science Direct Advances in Immunology, ...

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Microbiology, April 2017 | Best Sellers

By Ruth Lewis on April 20, 2017

Microbiology, April 2017 | Best Sellers, July 2016 to April, 2017 as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO. Titles are linked to local copies when available. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Yong, Ed Ecco: HarperCollins 2016. ISBN 9780062368591. $2...

New Look for Ejournal and Get It! (Link Resolver) Pages

By Julie Hale on April 5, 2017

You might notice some changes the next time you click a little green Get It! icon to access a journal article. WU Libraries recently overhauled some webpages associated with the Get It! links, including its Ebook and Ejournal A-Z list. The goal is to make it easier for researchers to identify opt...