News and notes for biology, Oct. 2017

New North Entrance to Olin Library Opens November 1

Just launched by Springer Nature: Experiments, a free search engine “to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects”. WU folk should find fulltext available also since WU currently subscribes to the 3 toll-access sources: Nature Protocols, Springer Protocols, Nature Methods. Protocol Exchange (Nature) is also included in the search; its content, deposited directly by protocol authors, is freely available. Since this isn’t a new journal, I don’t think it will be cataloged or included in our lists of databases and ejournals, so you may want to bookmark it if you find it helpful. I did add the link to a research guide box, Reagents, Vendors, Protocols, Methods, which includes a few more tools also.

New general science open access journal: Knowable Magazine explores the real-world significance of scholarly work through a journalistic lens. We report on the current state of play across a wide variety of fields — from agriculture to high-energy physics; biochemistry to water security; the origins of the universe to psychology. It is published by Annual Reviews with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Scopus class at medical campus: Are you interested in learning more about Scopus, one of our citation databases of peer-reviewed literature? A Scopus class is offered on the medical campus on Tuesday November 14, 2017, Noon to 1 pm, Room 214 of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. Please preregister to ensure a seat. Registrants are encouraged to bring their laptops.

NCBI My Bibliography: Live Demo at medical campus: Are you interested in learning more about NCBI My Bibliography? My Bibliography is a tool for managing citations and can be used to:
• complete a list of citations for articles and research products using PubMed
• track compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy
• generate a list of citations for a NIH biosketch
• populate the RPPR for reporting purposes
The session will start with a live demo of My Bibliography followed by a question/answer session. Feel free to bring your laptop to follow along with the demo or for troubleshooting. Tuesday November 2, 2017, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center: Room 214, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Please preregister if you plan to attend.

Resource Spotlight: Henry Stewart Talks: This is the link to use if you are exploring from off-campus: Biomedical and Life Science Collection from Henry Stewart Talks.

In case you missed the Teaching Center announcement, Diane Bunce, PhD, a chemical education researcher, will give a talk, Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student, Wednesday, November 8th, 4:00 pm, Wilson 214.

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in October, 2017:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: Phone: 314-935-4819