Undergraduate Resources

Resources for Journalism Undergraduate Students

Notice: You must present your active student MU ID to check out library materials. Your ID becomes active when you pay your fees at Jesse Hall and the information is entered into the library system. This can take a few days or a week depending on when you paid the fees.

 

Find Us!

The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library is located on the main floor in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building (102 RJI).

  • Entering from 9th street – turn left from the center of the lobby. (This door is locked after 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Entering from the quad (USE THIS ENTRANCE AFTER 8:00 PM)– enter through the double glass doors between the old and new RJI building. Turn right at the first hallway. (This door is open (during semesters, excluding holidays) Sunday at 1:00 PM until Midnight; Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM until Midnight) For ID card entrance after regular hours, contact Cindy Roe roec@rjionline.org

Ask Us!

  • Call us for assistance:
    • J-Library: 573 882-7502
    • Dorothy Carner: 573 882-6591
    • Sue Schuermann: 573 882-0660
    • Karen Marshall: 573-882-7502

 

  • Reserve a Journalism Library Group Study Room The Journalism Library has 2 group study rooms that can be reserved online. They are both located in the j-library’s lower level.
  • Merlin and MOBIUS Online Library Catalogs
    • Merlin is the online catalog of the four University of Missouri campus libraries plus St. Louis University.
    • The MOBIUS catalog provides access to about 50 Missouri library collections.
    • Materials in the Journalism Library have the location prefix MU-Jour.
    • MU Libraries uses the Library of Congress classification system.
    • Books can be obtained from another MU campus using the “Request” function. Or you can request books through MOBIUS.
    • To request books not in Merlin or MOBIUS, choose the ILL@MU link on the Journalism Library page.
  • eRes – Electronic Reserves (Your instructor may put articles and/or chapters on Eres. They are available from anywhere at anytime.)
    • Go to http://eres.missouri.edu. Click on either Dept. “Journalism” or “Instructor” (professor’s last name, first initial)
    • Some class pages may require a password (your professor should announce this password in class or put it in the syllabus)
    • Acrobat Reader must be installed to view most articles. You can download the newest edition of Acrobat Reader here
  • Reserves (Instructors may also put folders & books “on reserve.”)
    • You may find the call number of a reserved item by going to Merlin and following these steps:Reserved books are located at the “Check In/Check Out” desk.
      • On the right in Merlin choose Course Reserves
      • Type in the instructor’s name or course number to retrieve the call number.  You can type journalism in the course name and it will show all of the Journalism courses.
    • The staff at the “Check-In/Check-Out” desk will help you if you can provide either the instructor’s name or the course number.
    • Fines for overdue reserve books are $2.00 an hour per item – maximum of $100.00.
      • Fines for overdue reserve equipment (cameras, laptops, recorders, chargers, etc.) – $10.00 an hour up to a maximum of $100.00.  If not returned  or if you’ve lost it you will need to buy an exact replacement for the piece of equipment.  If you don’t replace the item you will be blocked from checking anything else out from any library and also fined replacement costs of each piece of equipment.  We do not get the money for fines to replace the equipment.
      • Books paged from other campuses have their own fines.
      • Mobius books have a $20 nonrefundable charge if a Mobius book goes to billed status even if returned.
      • Fines are $175 for overdue books from the MU system (for replacement, processing and acquisition costs). This replacement cost is removed if the book is returned within a reasonable amount of time. Although it takes some time to be credited to your bill at Jesse Hall.  If you lose an MU book you may buy a replacement book that is in comparable condition to have the replacement cost removed.  Contact Sue Schuermann,schuermanns@missouri.edu .
  • Bringing back a late reserve book or piece of equipment does NOT remove fines accrued
  • Current Periodicals (non-circulating)
    • Current magazines and journals are located on the shelves along the south wall of the journalism library’s main floor.
    • Use the Journal Finder to locate journals with full text available online.
  • Bound Periodicals
    • Bound periodicals are shelved by call # in the Journalism Library.
    • Bound periodicals may be checked out for 24 hours.
    • Most of our bound periodicals are located at the University of Missouri Library Depository (UMLD) and may be requested through Merlin. These items arrive within 24 hours and may be checked out for one week.
  • Reference Books
    • The Journalism Library has a small collection of reference items located in the back right corner (office side) on the main floor.
    • The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a growing digital reference collection covering several subjects.
    • Many included in our Core Database list.
  • Newspapers
    • Issues of current/non-circulating newspapers are located on the shelves in front of the “Check-In/Check-Out Desk” on the main level of the Journalism Library.
    • A list of the newspapers to which the Journalism Library subscribes may be found on the Journalism Library’s web page under Find Print/Digital News.
    • Newspapers are weeded every other week.
    • Bound issues of the last five years of the Missourian and Tribune are located at the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library at 315 Lee Hills Hall.
    • Search the archives of the Columbia Tribune at Search the archives of the Columbia Tribune at http://www.columbiatribune.com/  They will let you view 10 articles free.
    • The Journalism Library has microfilm for the Columbia Missourian from 1908-present.   It is also available online from 1908-1922 through Library of Congress and 1929, 1965-1975 through the State Library.
  • Theses & Dissertations
  • Journalism Master’s Projects
  • Electronic Resources
  • eBooks
  • Off- Campus Access (Remote Access)
    • To use electronic resources off campus, use your PawPrint, when prompted.

Technology in the Journalism Library

  • Computers
    • The Journalism Library has
      • 12 iMac computers for general use
      • 3 iMac “Quick Print” stations for quick printing and checking email – 10 minute limit
      • 20 MacBooks available for 3-hour checkout (power supply cords and various adapters may also be checked out)
      • Microsoft Office Suite, iLife Suite and Creative Suite 5 is available on journalism computers
  • Scanners
    • 1 Flatbed Color Scanner that prints to our printers.
  • Printers
    • B/W printer: $.05/page
    • Color printer (8 1/2″ X 11″ and 11″ X 17″) $.50/page and $1.00 for 11×17″
  • Flat Screen Televisions
  • There are 4 flat screen televisions mounted on the walls throughout the library. closed captioning is on, but you can check out infra-red headphones to listen to the news.
  • Microform Reader/Printer/Scanner is located on the lower level of the library
  • Equipment and Accessories available for checkout in the Journalism Library:
    • Headphones (wireless infrared for the TVs and headphones for the computers
    • Power supply cords for MacBooks
    • Mice for Laptops
    • Video adaptors for various MacBooks and MacBook Pros
    • Remote presentation clickers for laptops
    • Video camera equipment for J2100 classes (Video cameras, tripods, microphones)
    • Video and digital still cameras for student checkout
    • Digital audio recorders mini and zooms
    • mini surge protectors with usb media chargers
    • IPads
    • Android usb chargers
    • Iphone/Ipad usb charger cords
    • SD cards
    • Multi Card Readers
    • 2 Mini projectors
    • Umbrellas