Physics Library News

Astrophysics Data System Update

By Alison Verbeck on November 4, 2019

We have added Washington University to ADS as a “Library Link Server.”  This means that you can customize your settings by choosing Washington University from their list of institutions and after searching within ADS, it will automatically link you to the journals that Wash U subscrib...

Fall Break

By Alison Verbeck on September 30, 2019

The Physics Library will be closed during Fall Break, Monday-Tuesday, October 14-15.

Michael Massalone

New Physics Library Staff

By Alison Verbeck on April 29, 2019

On April 1, Michael Massalone joined the Physics Library as a halftime Library Associate.  He’ll be here in the afternoons. If you haven’t met him yet, come by and introduce yourself.

Interim Mathematics Librarian

By Alison Verbeck on February 27, 2019

Effective March 1, I will be taking over as the Interim Mathematics Librarian in addition to my role as Physics Librarian. I will continue to be located in the Physics Library, Compton 340. I can be reached at alison@wustl.edu or by phone at 314-935-6215.

Open Textbook Network

By Alison Verbeck on October 4, 2017

Washington University joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of hundreds of colleges, universities, and consortia partners working together to advance the use of open textbooks in higher education.  Textbook affordability is a major concern on college campuses throughout the United S...

New Graduate Student Orientation

By Alison Verbeck on July 28, 2017

New Graduate Student Orientation for the Physics Library will be in late August. Learn about library services, resources and technology.  More information to follow.

Book Sale

By Alison Verbeck on July 28, 2017

There will be a book sale in the Physics Library from August 22-24. There will be lots of Physics books, both elementary and advanced. All books $1.00!

Undergrad Honors Theses

By Alison Verbeck on July 27, 2017

I have a small collection of undergrad honors theses available in the Physics Library. If you have any students that have written one, please give me a copy. You can refer future students to the collection to help them in their writing.

Library Inventory

By Alison Verbeck on May 17, 2017

The annual inventory of Physics Library material was done in May. The good news is that some of the lost and missing books from last year did show up.  However, there were still some rather large losses.  It is difficult to tell if the thief has stopped stealing from the collection, although the ...

INSPEC Trial

By Alison Verbeck on August 2, 2016

We have been using the physics database INSPEC on the Web of Science platform for a number of years.  I tentatively have a trial set up for August 15 – September 15 to try INSPEC on the Engineering Village platform.  I will send more information when I have details, but I would appreciate t...