Biology

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...

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Biology books and ebooks added August 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2017

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Paolo Fortina, Eric Londin, Jason Y. Park, Larry J. Kricka Methods in Molecular Biology 1633 Springer ebooks Adv ances in Insect Physiology, v.53: Insect Epigenetics Science Direct Advances in Genetics, v.97 Science Direct Advances in Immunology, v.135 Science Direct Advanc...

News and notes for biology, July 2017

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2017

Olin Library North Door: Update Aug. 14: The north entrance is not anticipated to open until sometime in mid- to late-October. During some of August, access to Olin Library will be limited to a path on the northeast side of the building. If you are coming from the west, you will need to walk all ...