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Software Spotlight: ArcGIS Pro

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

Many of our GIS users have come to rely on ArcGIS Desktop as their go-to geographic information system (GIS) software. However, an alternative that presents a more modern interface along with enhanced performance that many users will find attractive is freely available to the WashU community .   ...

New Resource: the Data Literacy Glossary 

By Jennifer on September 14, 2020

Data literacy is an important skill for students at all levels to obtain during their academic lives. In Data Services, we are aware that there are many hurdles to becoming data literate. A big one is data terminology. The Data Services team put together a research guide on data literacies this s...

25th Anniversary of The Tunnel

By Joel Minor on September 9, 2020

This year marks a quarter century since William Gass‘ long-awaited tome, The Tunnel, was published by Knopf. In 1995, after nearly 30 years of writing and 26 years of published excerpts, postmodern fiction lovers could finally immerse themselves fully in William Kohler’s subterranean ...

Staff Pick: Reading Recommendation

By Washington University Libraries on August 10, 2020

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the summer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy reading! In an age of misinformation and fake news, How Charts Lie provides best practices on how we can all be smarter in interpreting charts. Alberto Cairo s...

Staff Pick: Reading Recommendation

By Washington University Libraries on July 27, 2020

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the summer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy reading! Dead Astronauts (MCD 2019) is as poetic as it is trippy. This is a novel that makes you work for your understanding of the characters and the worlds t...

C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Pioneer and Missouri Native, Dies at 95

By Washington University Libraries on July 23, 2020

“It was the Freedom Riders in Parchman [the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman], where we created new songs as well as sang freedom songs. The joy of the place was there as we sang. Guards and so forth did not understand it. I remember making up songs one Sunday morning as we created our ...

Olin Staircase Named in Honor of Andrew and Jayne Kagan

By Julie Hale on June 1, 2020

John M. Olin Library possesses many stunning architectural features, from the Newman Exploration Center on Level A to the Sky Room on the building’s topmost floor. Each of the library’s five levels is unique, offering different study spaces, book collections, and works of art. Tying it all togeth...

May Physics Springer eBooks

By Alison Verbeck on May 29, 2020

Artemis Lunar Program   by  Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Basic Theory and Laboratory Experiments in Measurement and Instrumentation   by  Andrea Cataldo, Nicola Giaquinto, Egidio De Benedetto, Antonio Masciullo, Giuseppe Cannazza, Ilaria Lorenzo, Jacopo Nicolazzo, Maria Teresa Meo, Alessando De...

Pearl Archive

By Joel Minor on April 8, 2020

In addition to writers’ personal and professional papers, the Modern Literature Collection also consists of archives of small literary presses (e.g. Lord John Press Collection, Release Press Archive, Trigam Press Archive) and periodicals (e.g. River Styx Archive, Perspective Archive). Last year, ...