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 ...

SciVal now available at WUSTL

By Ruth Lewis on September 25, 2017

SciVal is now available at Washington University. Becker Medical Library purchased access for the entire campus. Note: To access SciVal each user must create a SciVal account or use an existing account for another Elsevier product, such as Scopus or Science Direct. “SciVal enables you to vi...

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

arXiv User and Usability Group

By Alison Verbeck on September 14, 2017

arXiv is inviting interested users to join an email list where opportunities to participate in polls and surveys are announced (they’ll also continue to announce them on their blog and via Twitter). If you choose to join this list, you’ll be notified of opportunities to answer polls or surveys, o...

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...


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...

arXiv Poll

By Alison Verbeck on September 7, 2017

The arXiv team is working on extracting and presenting article references on the abstract page. They would like to know how you’d like them to be presented to you. You can express your preference by taking a very short survey: The s...

August New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on August 31, 2017

Annual review of condensed matter physics. QC173.45 .A56 v.8 (2017) Black holes : a laboratory for testing strong gravity / Cosimo Bambi. QB843.B55 B36 2017 Introduction to linear algebra / Lee W. Johnson, R. Dean Riess, Jimmy T. Arnold. QA184.2 .J63 2018 Non-relativistic quantum mechanics / Ravi...

August Springer Books

By Alison Verbeck on August 31, 2017

Assembling and Supplying the ISS  by  David J. Shayler Baryonic Processes in the Large-Scale Structuring of the Universe  by  Jean-Baptiste Durrive Buoyancy-Thermocapillary Convection of Volatile Fluids in Confined and Sealed Geometries  by  Tongran Qin Condensed Mat...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on August 31, 2017

The following papers were recently indexed and published by members of the Physics Department: Title: Simulations of the Fe Kα Energy Spectra from Gravitationally Microlensed Quasars Authors: Krawczynski, H.; Chartas, G. Source: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 843 (2):10.3847/1538-4357/aa7896 JUL 10 2017 ...