Washington University to Celebrate William H. Gass’s Life at April 6 Event

By Jody Mitori on March 16, 2018

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Washington University in St. Louis is hosting “William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy.” Gass died on December 6, 2017, at the age of 93. He was the David L. May Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University, where he taught philosophy for 30 y...

Episteme – new journal subscription for WU Libraries

By Deborah Katz on February 15, 2018

Per the suggestion of Alan Hazlett, the library now has both retrospective and a current subscription to Episteme. ISSN: 1742-3600 (Print), 1750-0117 (Online) Editor: Jennifer Lackey Northwestern University, USA Editorial board Episteme is a general journal of epistemology in the analytic traditi...

Metrics Toolkit

By Deborah Katz on February 15, 2018

  “The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied.  You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications,...

Philosophy New Books

By Deborah Katz on February 14, 2018

Here is a long list of new books by call number/subject purchased with Philosophy funds over the last ten months.                 B1016 .M49 2017,”Mexican philosophy in the 20th century : essential readings / edited by Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Rober...

Enter WU Libraries’ Student Essay Contest for a Chance to Win Cash

By Julie Hale on January 22, 2018

The WU Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. That’s right, students — ponder the contents of your bookshelves, write a brief essay, and you could win cash. The Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competiti...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part 2

By William Youngblood on January 19, 2018

The Modern Literature Collection is pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a tribute to the life and work of William H. Gass. The event will take place on April 6th, 2018 on Washington University’s Danforth campus. More details, including special guests ...

New Books for Philosophy

By Deborah Katz on October 30, 2017

  B105.A35 A23 2017,Act-based conceptions of propositional content : contemporary and historical perspectives / edited by Friedrike Moltmann and Mark Textor..,.New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]. B105.A35 D55 2017,.Dimensions of practical necessity :  here I stand, I can do no ot...

Feynman Lectures on Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 27, 2017

Richard P. Feynman was a theoretical physicist whose contributions to quantum physics earned him the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1964, Feynman published a three volume textbook entitled The Feynman Lectures on Physics, based on a series of lectures he delivered to his students at the Californ...

Zotero Drop-In Clinic

By Alison Verbeck on September 15, 2017

Does citing sources give you a headache? Zotero may be the cure. Drop in Zotero training will be offered from 1:00-2:00pm in the Olin Library Lobby on the 3rd Thursday of the month: September 21 October 19 November 16


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...