News and notes for biology, Nov. 2017

Confessions of a Science Librarian blog has begun its annual compilations of the Best Science Books for 2017.

CRCnetBASE ebooks are now available on the Taylor and Francis NEW eBooks platform. Links in the catalog, blogs, etc. seem to forward nicely to the new platform. If you have access problems, please do contact Ruth as soon as you notice them. Thank you!

I found this article quite interesting since so much is happening with preprints this year: The prehistory of biology preprints: A forgotten experiment from the 1960s, by Matthew Cobb in PLOS Biology, November 16, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2003995

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in November, 2017:

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