home Resources and Services Writing Your Final Paper? Mizzou Libraries Can Help

Writing Your Final Paper? Mizzou Libraries Can Help

It’s that time of the semester when you are most likely thinking about your final papers. We’ve got several guides to make the writing process easier.

Finding Sources

We suggest starting by looking at Databases by Subject  in your subject area. This is a quick way to find the best databases that fit your topic.

Citing Sources

Citation Styles & Tools: Citation Styles: The Basics – See tabs for APA, MLA, Chicago, and specialty citation formats.  You can also learn more about how our databases help you cite the sources you find.

Paraphrasing vs Plagiarsm

Curious about the difference between paraphrasing and plagiarizing?  Check out our plagiarism tutorial and other resources here.

As always, your Mizzou Librarians are available to help you through MU Connect and 24/6 chat.

No question is too big or small. We are here for you!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Connecting You to News from Around the World

Connecting You to News from Around the World

Access to the news is more important than ever now. You can access several newspapers through Mizzou Libraries off campus to help you keep up to date on what’s happening in the world.

For the most recent news, within the last two weeks, use Factiva or Newspaper Source. These databases include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more national and international newspapers.

  • Once you log in to Factiva, go to News Pages at the top to access today’s headlines
  • To see a list of publications in Newspaper Source, go to Publications at the top of the page

For recent international news, take a look at Global Newsstream.  This database also includes archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full- text format.

Need earlier stories? You can find those in Proquest Historical Newspapers.

Be sure to check out our Finding News guide for the many other ways you have access to the news at Mizzou.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2020

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:

TRIC-A Channel Maintains Store Calcium Handling by Interacting With Type 2 Ryanodine Receptor in Cardiac Muscle” was co-authored by Dr. Zhiwei Ma, Dr. Liming Qiu, and Dr. Xiaoqin Zou of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. The article was published in Circulation Research (impact factor of 15.862 in 2018).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/mainsearch/faculty_pub/faculty_publications.php?Month=March&Year=2020

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services LitCOVID from the National Library of Medicine

LitCOVID from the National Library of Medicine

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.

It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 3011 (and growing) research articles in PubMed. The aim is to provide timely insight from the scientific literature into the biology of the virus and the diagnosis and management of those who have been infected.

The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Subscribe to Daily COVID-19 New Article Alerts

The Information Services and Resources team at the Health Sciences Library created a COVID-19 research newsletter that includes relevant journal articles as they’re added to PubMed.

Anyone wanting to receive the newsletter can email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Chat with the Librarians from Home

Need research help? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Cycle of Success, Newsletter Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries Celebrates the 2020 Stuckey Essay Contest Winners

Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries Celebrates the 2020 Stuckey Essay Contest Winners

The Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest, the first-place winner will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and the second-place winner is awarded a $750 scholarship. The first-place winner is Addison Rinehart of West Platte High School in Weston, MO for her essay entitled “A Pessimist’s Reading List.” The second-place winner is Marina Firman of Boonville High School in Boonville, MO for her essay entitled “Growing Up With Books.” Each teacher of these students, Helen Penrod and Marjorie Brimer, will also receive a $250 award.

The Friends of the Libraries have been affiliated with the University Libraries and the University of Missouri since 1960. The Friends have administered the Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest for the University for the past several years. The late Robert J. Stuckey was a member of the 1963 junior class of Farmington High School and had planned to attend college. He was vitally interested in current events and enjoyed reading. This annual contest is presented in memory of him.

Each year the contest is open to Missouri High School students in grades 9-12, and only one entry is accepted from each school. Each entry must address one or more aspects of books reading. Common student topics for essays include literary analyses, accounts of personal experiences and fictional short stories. Each essay should be originally composed by the student without assistance, and should not have been submitted to any previous contest of have been previously published.

“We are delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity to smart, ambitious, and creative high school students as a way to support their college education,” says Kelsey Thompson, President of the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries. “Mizzou is a world class institution and we hope all high school students consider continuing their education here.”

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Temporary Publisher and Vendor Access During COVID-19 Outbreak

Temporary Publisher and Vendor Access During COVID-19 Outbreak

Many publishers and content providers have opened some of their resources to assist universities with moving classes to online only. This includes access to e-textbooks, databases, articles/journals, and videos.

Below are some of the resources available. Please visit our guide to see the full list of resources available through complimentary access.

  • JSTOR: All journals in JSTOR are freely available through 30 June 2020
  • Ebsco ebooks: soon over 200,000 additional ebooks on the Ebsco platform will be temporarily added to our collection
  • Kanopy-free campus films: Collection of films freely available for streaming for the next 30 days (March 13th – April 12th 2020)
  • Teaching Online (Oxford): “Presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.” Available until 31 May 2020.

This guide will continually be updated.  Ending dates are noted when specified by the providers.

Please visit our guide to see the full list of resources available through complimentary access.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Extended Due Dates for Library Items

Extended Due Dates for Library Items

The Libraries will suspend any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Patrons are asked to hold onto all checked-out items.

We consider all materials due on May 15th.

This includes MOBIUSProspector, and Interlibrary Loan materials unless we contact you directly about a specific title.

If you have a question or concern, please e-mail Access Services at accsvc@missouri.edu.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Need Wifi: Here Are Some Options

Need Wifi: Here Are Some Options

If you don’t have access to wifi, there are some options available to explore:

  • The Division of IT is assisting with Wifi access for those who do not have access at home
    • For Mizzou students, please contact the DoIT Help Desk at techsupport@missouri.edu or call at 573.882.5000
    • For Mizzou Faculty, contact your department’s IT Pro
  • Charter
    • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households
    • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across their footprint for public use
    • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees
  • ATT
    • Keep their public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any one who needs them
    • The service will also be offering unlimited internet data and offer internet access for limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program
  • Socket
    • Socket is offering 90 days free fiber internet service to households with K-12 students, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older from now until April 30, 2020. This is for new residential customers with availability to our fiber network only, speeds up to 1 Gbps. There are no data caps, no contracts, no installation fees, and free Wi-Fi is included.
  • Turn Your Phone into a Mobile Hotspot
    • Some providers like T-Mobile, Sprint, Comcast, ATT, and others are suspending data caps, providing additional data, etc. to their customers.

Please check with the specific providers for more detailed information on what they are offering during this time.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.