Biology

Emergent Scientist

By Alison Verbeck on October 10, 2017

EDP Sciences announced the recent launch of Emergent Scientist, an innovative new open access journal that puts young scientists at its heart. The journal was born out of the 2016 International Physicists’ Tournament (IPT), and is supported by the French Physics Society and the French Acade...

Publications from WU Biology dept., September, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2017

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Basu D, Haswell ES. 2017. Plant mechanosensitive ion channels: an ocean of possibilities. Curr Opin Plant Biol 40:43-48. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers. DeMatteo KE, Rinas MA, Zurano JP, Selleski N, Schneider RG...

News and notes for biology, Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

bioRxiv Selects Hypothesis to Enable Annotation on Preprints; more about Hypthesis Annotate the web, with anyone, anywhere. I’ve posted about “predatory journals” before but this blog post, suggesting the PubMed indexes several of these, was a bit startling to me: A Confusion of...

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Biology books and ebooks added Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

I welcome your requests and suggestions for library acquisitions. Email Ruth at rlewis@wustl.edu or use forms, Recommend a Purchase for the Library or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation. Please specify format when you have a preference; while there are good reasons to buy ink-on-paper b...

Open Science Framework for Washington University

By Ruth Lewis on September 26, 2017

Announcing: WUSTL branded Open Science Framework (WUSTL OSF): Open Science Framework is one option available to assist researchers in research management and sharing. Currently, there are over 100 WU-affiliated researchers using the OSF. Each current user will be receiving an email inviting them ...

New Nature Journals

By Alison Verbeck on September 8, 2017

Nature Research is expanding its portfolio of open access titles to include a family of three new, high quality, selective, open access multidisciplinary journals – Communications Biology, Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics. The journals will be online-only and publish open...

Unpaywall

By Alison Verbeck on September 8, 2017

Unpaywall is a web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.  Once installed, it brings up a gray or green tab on the side of the screen when the user hits a paywalled paper.  A green “unlock” sign means that a free version of the paper is available elsewhere.  A gray “lock̶...

Bioengineering Today

By Alison Verbeck on August 31, 2017

Bioengineering Today is an online only magazine from AIP presenting news and information about the intersection of biology, chemistry and physics with medicine.  Featured content includes groundbreaking research, innovative applications of various technologies, and advancements in the field of bi...

News and notes for biology, August 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2017

Olin Library’s north entrance is not anticipated to open until sometime in mid- to late-October. Check What’s New for dates and details as they become available. New PubMed Feature: Best Match; best match replaces relevance sort. Improvements Introduced to WU Libraries’ Homepage; I think th...

Publications from WU Biology dept., August, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2017

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Cornwallis CK, Botero CA, Rubenstein DR, Downing PA, West SA, Griffin AS. 2017. Cooperation facilitates the colonization of harsh environments. Nat Ecol Evol 1(3):57. PubMed abstract & fulltext for subscribers. Ellis-Soto D...