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Fridays @ the Library: What’s in the Archives?

What's in the Archives?

April 28th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With final projects and assignments approaching it's good to know what all your resources are! Learn about the print and digitized resources that are held in University Archives. Receive advice on the best ways to use these resources as primary sources. 

Gary Cox, Public Service Archivist

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Workshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact, March 10

Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact, March 10

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

March 10th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOSpace, the h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.  Learn how to set up accounts and make these tools work for you.

Janice Dysart, Science Librarian

Taira Meadowcroft, HSL Information Services Librarian

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Worshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Plagiarism, March 3

Fridays @ the Library: Plagiarism, March 3

Plagiarism 

March 3rd 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

While plagiarism is easy to explain it's hard to recognize what constitutes as plagiarizing. Because of this, cases of plagiarism are often unintentional. Learn about the different kinds of plagiarism and how to avoid them through free MU library resources.

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 213 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.

Register for the In-Person Worshop here.

Register for the Online Workshop here.

 

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Introduction to Endnote, Feb 24

Fridays @ the Library: Introduction to Endnote, Feb 24

Introduction to Endnote (In-person only)

Feb. 24 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Endnote, a powerful citation program, for your academic writinings. The workshop will teach you how to use this tool in order to store citation data, produce intext citations and bibliographies in various formats.

Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

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home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Creating Bibliographies with Zotero, Feb 17

Fridays @ the Library: Creating Bibliographies with Zotero, Feb 17

Creating Bibliographies with Zotero (In-person only)

Feb. 17 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bibliographies no longer have to be a frustrating component of your research paper. Zotero is a free and simple open-source research tool that can organize, manage and format your bibliography content. In our workshop, learn how to use Zotero to help create your bibliographies and in-text citations by extracting citations from PDFs and web pages. 

Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Noël Kropriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

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home Workshops Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley, Feb 10

Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley, Feb 10

Introduction to Mendeley (In-person only)

Feb. 10 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Discover Mendelely, reference manager that elevates your research experience. Not only does it produce citations and billiographies but it also organzises your pdfs in a database and allows you to easily annotate your pdfs. The accessibility to share your research with colleagues and find fellow researchers of your topic makes Mendelely a powerful tool to use.

Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Noel Kopriva, RAIS Librarian

Workshop will only be offered face-to-face in room 213 in the Ellis Library.

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MU Libraries Celebrate Banned Books

photo-6Don't worry if you missed our Banned Books Week celebration during the week of September 25th. We celebrate banned books every day of the year! 

Banned Books Week is a week long celebration of books that have been challened or banned in different parts of North America. It was organized in order to promote people's right to read. 

 "Everything should be available for anyone who wants to access it," says Emilee Howland-Davis, a PhD student in the English department, regarding the importance of protecting the right to read. photo-1-2

She and her English 2100 class exercised their right to read on Thursday, September 29th, when they did readings of banned books out on Speaker's Circle. They read excerpts from Harry Potter and passed out bookmarks promoting Banned Books Week.

photoHowever, the efforts to stop banned books does not end once the week is over. Ellis Library continues that fight through multiple exhibits.

Be sure to come by the information desk and see our exhibit on banned books! Try and guess what book each of the covered books are! Each covered book is a famous piece of literature, many of which are included in reading lists for English classes. On the covering is key reasons why they have been banned or challenged.photo-8

See if any of your favorites have ever been banned by checking the ever growing list of banned books! Favorites such as Catcher in the Rye and Harry Potter are included in the list.

So don't be discouraged if you missed the week! Just pick up your favorite banned book and read it! It's always the right time to help the fight against banned books!photo-7

home Workshops Fridays @ the Library: Creating Bibliographies with Zotero, Oct. 14

Fridays @ the Library: Creating Bibliographies with Zotero, Oct. 14

October 14th

1-2 pm 

213 Ellis Library

 Registration Required 

Did you know there's a tool that can add online research to your personal library with just one click of a button?

Zotero is a free and simple open-source research tool that can organize, manage and format your bibliography content. In the workshop, learn how to use Zotero to help create your bibliographies and in-text citations by extracting citations from PDFs and web pages. 

With presenter Rachel Brekus, Humanities Librarian

Adobe Software Available on Library Computers

Library Technology Services has an array of Adobe Software available for students, faculty and staff of the University of Missouri. The software includes 

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Muse
  • Photoshop
  • Prelude
  • Premiere Pro

Users can access the software on the Macs in the Information Commons at Ellis, the Health Sciences Library 1st floor computers, the Journalism Lab and the Journalism Macbook Pro laptops. However, the software is not included within Software Anywhere.

This software will be useful for digital storytelling students, journalism students and anyone interested in using more creative software for a variety of projects.

home Events and Exhibits Join the Fight and Read a Banned Book!

Join the Fight and Read a Banned Book!

Join the movement and stand up for your right to read! This week is Banned Books Week, a national celebration of books that have been challenged, banned and censored throughout the U.S. The banning and censorship of literature is something that continues today. The goal of Banned Books Week is to spread awareness of the act of censorship and help promote the first amendments and the people's right to read all kinds of books.

Many of these books have helped develop American literature and some are fundamental to English classes across the country. Books such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Looking for Alaska are just a few of the books that continue be challenged and to censored. If you want to learn more about censorship and banned books, visit the website for Banned Books Week: www.bannedbooksweek.org

Do your part this week to encourage the celebration of banned books!

  • Visit the Special Collection's exhibit on Banned Books. It was created by the English 2100 class and can be found on the 4th floor of Ellis Library.
  • Stop by Speaker's Circle on Thursday, September 29th between 11:30 and 3:30, where Emilee Howland-Davis and her English 2100 will be reading from banned books. We encourage others to bring your favorite banned book and join in the readings!
  • Read a banned book! The American Library Association keeps a list of the most challenged works. Have you read any of the top ten banned books from 2015?

tiled collage of Banned Book covers