COVID-19 Updates and Resources from Becker Library
April 3, 2020
Find updated information on Becker Library operations and online resources at becker.wustl.edu/covid-19. Key information and resources are below.
Remote Access to Resources
Most of Becker Library’s resources are available online. This includes databases, journals and e-books. Full text is available off campus with a VPN connection or a Becker proxy server account. Becker Library is extending temporary proxy server access to faculty and staff at no charge through June 30 so that people working from home will have full access to our resources. Students already receive proxy access automatically. Simply enter your WUSTL Key on the proxy login screen.
Virtual Information Services Desk
Read by QxMD is available as a mobile app, allowing users to read full text without repeatedly entering credentials after initial setup.
Resources for Online Teaching and Learning
Becker Library has also created a webpage dedicated to Resources for Online Teaching and Learning. Highlights include:
- Guidance on Copyright and Fair Use in Online Instruction (developed in collaboration with University Libraries and the Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel)
- Becker Library’s subscription to the Biomedical and Life Science Collection from Henry Stewart Talks gives you access to over 2,000 online lectures narrated by world-leading experts. Enrich online learning by embedding talks directly in Canvas.
- Becker Library’s popular REDCap workshops, developed in partnership with the Institute for Informatics, are now available as recordings you can view anytime at REDCap Workshop Recordings.
More videos and tutorials are available on topics ranging from general help, to citation management, to authorship and scholarly publishing.
COVID-19 Preprints and Publications
There has been an uptick of preprints and other publications related to COVID-19, along with efforts by publishers and vendors to maximize sharing of research findings. Our scholarly publishing librarians provided an overview of this landscape in COVID-19 Preprints and Publications on the Becker Blog.
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