home Resources and Services July 4 Holiday Hours

July 4 Holiday Hours

July 3 (Tuesday)           8am to 5pm

July 4 (Wednesday)     Closed

July 5, Resumer Summer Semester Hours

home Resources and Services Edwin Ellis Art on Display

Edwin Ellis Art on Display

Edwin E. Ellis has over 35 Years of photography experience, traveling throughout the United States plus a few trips to mexico and Canada to capture nature, scenic, and wildlife photographs. He has been awarded 17 first place trophies for prints and slides in competitions and numerous gold ribbons and medals in nature, photo travel, color, contemporary and photo Journalism at Camera Circle of Glendale and (S4C) Southern California Council of Camera Clubs. Mr. Ellis now resides in the beautiful town of Columbia, Missouri, his original home state before leaving Missouri May 2nd 1957 when he was 17 to journey to California where he has lived for many years. Mr Ellis now plans, in between employment to photograph the beauty of Missouri and surrounding states for the rest of his life. His art is on display in the Bookmark Cafe.
home Resources and Services New at the Library – Health Literacy Advisor

New at the Library – Health Literacy Advisor

The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library has been awarded a 1-year license for the English/Spanish software Package, Health Literacy Advisor from Health Literacy Innovations, Inc. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine /Midcontinental Region awarded licenses to regional libraries to improve health information literacy.  Described on the HLA website “[a]s a health literacy checker, the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the health of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles.”


Documents can be reviewed for readability level and stamp the results in the footer. The software will scan the document and highlight words that compromise the readability. It will then suggest easier to read alternatives. Spanish documents can also be checked.


The Health Literacy Advisor program will run for 1 year from the end of April 2012 through the end of April 2013. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.


For more information about how to have your materials checked, feel free to contact Darell Schmick at the Health Sciences Library at 884-3575 or SchmickD@health.missouri.edu.


home Resources and Services Campus Authors Exhibit

Campus Authors Exhibit

home Resources and Services Bookmark Cafe Hours

Bookmark Cafe Hours

home Resources and Services FDLP Anniversary

FDLP Anniversary

  • Of over 1,200 participating libraries, MU is the 15th oldest in the nation
  • We are the 6th oldest academic library in the FDLP
  • U.S. Superintendent of Documents/Assistant Public Printer Mary Alice Baish will be flying in from Washington to present our library with a150-year certificate
  • U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer willpersonally deliver a message of congratulation
  • Refreshments will be served
  • A display of historic government documents willbe exhibited in Special Collections

Thursday, May 3
Ellis Library Colonnade

home Resources and Services New: Online workshops now available for EndNote X5 and Zotero!

New: Online workshops now available for EndNote X5 and Zotero!

home Resources and Services The MU Libraries Faculty Lecture Series Presents Dr. Doug Randall

The MU Libraries Faculty Lecture Series Presents Dr. Doug Randall

A Glimpse at Science in the Antarctic
April 19, 2012
1 pm
Ellis Library Colonnade

The presentation will take a look at some of the USA’s Antarctic science activities operated under the National Science Foundations Polar Programs, how to do science in the Antarctic,  the McMurdo logistics facility, a  look at the new South Pole Station and a brief tour of some of what is seen around the US facilities.


home Resources and Services Paper Presentations From the 2nd Annual MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Contest

Paper Presentations From the 2nd Annual MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Contest

Monday, 16 April
2-3 p.m.
Ellis Library Colonnade

1st Place:

Nathaniel Schuster
Alma’s Betrayal and Mahler’s Unfinished Symphony No. 10
Written for Music 3085: Problems in Music
Teacher: Professor Judith Mabary

2nd Place:
Donald Glen Cole
“…In View of Impending Conflict…” The Role of Southern Christianity in Sectionalism, Secession, and Southern Defeat
Written for English 4310: Civil War and Memory
Teacher: Professor Maureen Konkle

home Resources and Services Changes to Find It @ MU

Changes to Find It @ MU

The MU Libraries have contracted with Serials Solutions to utilize 360 Link for the “Find It @ MU” service.

It will continue to allow researchers searching within databases to easily check for the availability of the specific material they need and to link directly to the full-text when it is available online.

Researchers will also still be able to search for specific citations and journal titles.

The changes will be implemented in the various databases, websites, etc., over the coming days.  The  button will remain the same.

If you have any questions, please contact us or report problems using the  “Report Problems” button that displays on the page.