New page on the math library guide libguides.wustl.edu/math/alerts, highlighting a new resource guide: Research Alerts, about how and why to create alerts from databases, ejournals, search engines, and catalogs.
arXiv in the news:
-- arXiv Hits 1 Million Submissions
-- Analysis of thousands of arXiv submissions done for this: Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism.
-- Starting in January 2015, with article identifier arXiv:1501.00001, all identifiers now have 5-digits after the period. For more details see Understanding the arXiv identifier.
Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematics and its Applications are now freely available on Project Euclid.
NSF Biographical Sketches: SciENcv users can now create profiles in the National Science Foundation (NSF) biographical sketch format. You may find this a convenient tool to do that part of your next NSF grant request. More information.
Research Skills classes in the library:
- February 3, 2015: How to make your work open access; Ruth Lewis
- February 4, 2015: Researching the Dissertation; Brian Vetruba/Kris Helbling
- February 5, 2015: Introduction to GIS; Jennifer Moore
- February 6, 2015: Data Management Best Practices; Cynthia Hudson-Vitale
- February 9, 2015: Zotero: the bibliography that builds itself; Daria Carson-Dussan
- February 10, 2015: What happens to your thesis or dissertation (ETD)?; Emily Stenberg
- February 11, 2015: Writing the Dissertation; Rob/Writing Center
All above classes are 5:30-6:30 pm in the Arc Lab, level A, Olin Library. Future workshops may be announced at http://wulibraries.doattend.com/
WU Libraries’ Neureuther Book Collection Essay Competition: Did you know the Libraries are giving away cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 to the students who write the best short essays about their own personal library of books? Any full-time WU student—grad or undergrad—may enter to win. There’s no restriction on subject matter. Any collection of books will do as long as it reflects your personal interests. The competition deadline is Monday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. For more information see library.wustl.edu/neureuther or pick up an entry form at the Olin Library checkout desk.
Two posts at Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries: News bits: Macmillan-Springer merger, CC-BY at Nature, Open Library of the Humanities; Focus on Fair Use.