Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.
Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.
PubMed will be getting a new look this fall. You should see major improvements to how PubMed looks and performs, both on your desktop and mobile devices.
You can preview the new interface at PubMed Labs.
The current timeline is for PubMed to be switched to the new version in September. Old and new PubMed will run concurrently for a few months, and then old PubMed will be retired at the end of the year.
Of course, these dates could change and we will keep you updated.
Diversity and Social Justice: A Starting Place Webinar
Wednesday, June 19th 11am-12pm, 4D11 (Ellis Library)
Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each your identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.
Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.
This webinar is a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which runs through 2020.
ORCID iDs can help you distinguish yourself from others with a similar name, increases visibility and impact of your scholarly publications, and helps you affiliate with the University of Missouri. Your ORCID can only do this if you set your profile to public!
You may inadvertently set your privacy setting to Only Me, which means only you can view the information on your profile.
When others search for you, they only see No public information available. No one will see your affiliation, publications or contact information. We know your privacy is important, but ORCID does not store any non-personal data.
In your privacy settings, be sure to change the setting from the red Only Me to the green Everyone.
Need help with privacy settings or setting up your ORCID iD? Please email email@example.com
Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.
This month’s featured article:
“Precision medicine in obstructive sleep apnoea” was co-authored by Dr. David Gozal of the Department of Child Health. The article was published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (impact factor of 21.466 in 2017).
See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/may2019/
*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
Did we miss something? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your publication to the list.
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Summer 2019 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.
Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.
Please be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.
Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.
If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email email@example.com.
Read about the 2019 Big XII Conference; our first Excellence Grant recipients; MU Celebrates MLK speaker Bree Newsome; and stories featuring students, faculty and staff from across Mizzou.
Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a rare book room? The Donald Silver Rare Book Room was donated to the library by the Department of Surgery in honor of Dr. Donald Silver, an emeritus professor. lt is located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library, directly adjacent to the elevator. Viewing hours of rare books in the collection or of the room itself are available by appointment. Items can be used for research purposes and under limited conditions borrowed or scanned for use with the permission of the Rare Book Librarian or the Director of the Library, Deb Ward.
A “rare” book is considered rare because of the scarcity of item, not because of its dollar value, although at times that can be considerable. Rarity is based on a few factors: that there are few exemplars in existence, that they are primary source materials, that the intellectual content of the materials is significant, or they are old and fragile. Any one or more of those factors establishes that an item is “rare.”
The items in the Rare Book Room at HSL are placed there if they are printed before 1900 or are selected by the Director or HSL Librarians. Criteria for selection can also include considerations such as special examples of binding, fine paper, printing, or because they contain significant illustrations. Some titles are fascimilies, expertly reproduced copies, of important manuscripts and early printed books.
An item is given rare book status and retained in our library if the item affords a needed perspective on contemporary studies, or provides the opportunity to learn about early developments in the field of medicine. Other criteria include providing a historical focus on the patient, the medical environment, or medical institutions. Items, which identify a historical person or trends in medicine, or have a historical background to technological breakthroughs, are also given rare book status. We are particularly interested in collecting items relating to early medicine in Missouri.
Many of the books in our collection were donated by Clarence Martin Jackson, a former graduate of the University of Missouri. He received a B.S. in 1898, an M.S. in 1899, and an MD in 1900, all from Mizzou. He became dean of the Medical school from 1909 to 1913, and spent the rest of his career at the University of Minnesota. Jackson left over 12,000 items from his personal collection to the University of Missouri Libraries, including many of the volumes in the HSL Rare Book Room. Other books in the collection have been donated by many generous supporters over the years, or were originally purchased for the use of students and faculty in the medical and nursing programs.
This exhibit highlights some of the important works from our collection.
The works on exhibit are:
The Health Sciences Library will be running on holiday hours this weekend.
Sunday, May 26th: 1pm-5pm
All University Libraries are closed on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.
We will resume normal summer hours, 7am-10pm, on Tuesday, May 28th.