How I Interact with Scientific Literature

William T. Jackson
PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin

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William Jackson’s career spans from the days of crude command-line literature searches and paid copy-machine cards to the current era of web search and open-access pdf files. Dr. Jackson will walk through a biomedical scientist’s typical interactions with the scientific literature from 1993 through his hopes for 2013. Armed with his opinions and little else, Dr. Jackson will make a case for improved file formats, better search, and finding a middle ground between paywalls and open access to articles.