Nature Reviews titles reinstated

The following Nature Reviews titles have been reinstated at the University of Missouri Libraries.

In 2016, we lost access to the Nature Reviews titles when they were cancelled by the 4-campus MERLIN consortium. Between 2007-2016, the MERLIN consortium was forced to cut over $1,000,000 to balance their budget in the face of unending subscription increases. In 2018, we made some strategic cancellations of some low use, low impact journals in order to reinstate access to the Nature Reviews titles.

We rely on the 4-campus MERLIN library consortium to provide access to over $323,000 in subscriptions to many key online journals and databases in the health sciences, and are facing the prospect of another large cut this year owing to annual subscription increases far beyond normal inflation.

Image courtesy of Nature Reviews: http://www.nature.com/reviews

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2018

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article is “Desumoylase Senp6 Maintains Osteochondroprogenitor Homeostasis by Suppressing the P53 Pathway”, and is co-authored by Dr. Hong Dou and Dr. Edward Yeh of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine. The article was published in Nature Communications (impact factor 12.124 in 2016).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/feb2018/

*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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Spring 2018 Message from the Director: Deb Ward

Each new semester brings fresh challenges for everyone on campus. We get a revived sense of commitment to our goals and many of us are presented with new opportunities for learning, growth, and positive change. It’s exciting! But concerns about how to make the most of personal time and energy to meet them is a theme that runs just below the surface. We are constantly reminded that we have limitations. There is one way you may not have thought of to help you with this.

Some successful folks say that one of their secrets is knowing when to get professional assistance from a librarian. I had a new MU graduate from the School of Health Professions once tell me that he was so sorry that he waited until his last semester to take advantage of librarian services. “I could have done so much better, if only I had gotten the kind of help that I needed, but was not fully aware of how much it could mean. It would have not only saved me time, but also would have made me a more successful student! What a difference that made in my last semester!”

I hope you’ll not only note, but also act on some of the suggestions from our Information Services Librarians regarding how to maximize your time in researching and managing the information you find. Spending an hour in a short educational session with a librarian or talking with a librarian for 15 minutes about your research topic could save you time, and point you in a more productive direction.

Happy researching this semester!

Deb Ward

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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.

The Library Advocate

To Alex Johar, Mizzou felt like home.

“It feels cliché to say, but it’s the truth. Not only is our campus absolutely gorgeous, the people that are there make you feel as though you can succeed the moment you meet them.” As an electrical engineering student, he knew the non-traditional path to medical school he chose wouldn’t be easy, but Mizzou offered him the resources in order to follow his dream and excel right from the beginning.

These days, you can find Alex, like many engineering students, in the Engineering Library, a place he credits as being instrumental to his success as a Mizzou student. The library offers invaluable collaborative space for students studying various engineering specialties and resources on cutting edge innovation in the field.

“My favorite thing about the Engineering Library is the space it provides to engineering students near our classes, peers, and professors. Although the Lafferre renovation has provided more study rooms, they are always occupied, and often not even by engineering students. The library allows students to study individually, work on a group project, or prepare for an exam with friends. As engineering spans a wide range of topics, everyone working in the same place is helpful when there are assignments requiring the intersection of multiple engineering disciplines.”

Through his regular library use, Alex became passionate about the libraries, ultimately serving as the 2016-2017 chair of the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC). As chair, he advocated for students’ resource needs, something he says is vital to any Mizzou student experience. Students know what they need to succeed, and ULSAC wants to make sure student voices are heard.

ULSAC visiting the Kenan Science Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. The council visited the Research Triangle to help inspire the Student Vision Report

Over the past two years, ULSAC has been hard at work collecting data from students, developing a student vision for the library in order to make sure all students, regardless of their involvement or backgrounds, are supported by the University Libraries.

Mizzou is what you make of it, and not only will Alex remember the energy of the Mizzou Vs. Mississippi State football game (his favorite Mizzou memory), he will also remember how personally and academically supportive the Mizzou community was. “I cannot wait to come back to Mizzou one day and see students from other universities’ student library councils touring our libraries to bring back ideas for their schools and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have been the Chair of such an amazing council of student leaders that made this possible.”

 

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Spring 2018 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2018 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2018 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library.

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.

 

Textbook Guides:

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Health Sciences Library: Spring Semester Hours

Health Sciences Library Spring Semester Hours: January 14th-May 13th

Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-1:00am
Friday: 7:00am-6pm
Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-1:00am

Special Hours

January 14th: 2:00pm-11:00pm
January 15th: CLOSED

Spring Break Hours: March 25th- March 30th

Sunday: 2:00pm-11:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-11:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm

Library hours are subject to change. To stay up to date, please visit our library hours page

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Need an Article? Tweet #MizzouPDF

Found an article online, but aren’t sure how to get the entire article? Did the website ask you to sign in or pay a fee? Want an easy way to request an article while searching on your phone? Need to ILL an article? Request your article via Twitter using #MizzouPDF.

In your tweet, be sure to use an identifier like a DOI, PMID, article title, or any information you have about the article. Including your MU pawprint will make the process faster, but we can private message you back if you don’t want to include your pawprint. With the information you’ve given us, we will send the article through your university email. It’s simple to do! Here is a good example of how to tweet your article request:

This service is open to current MU faculty, students, and staff.

Remember, you can still request articles while in databases like PubMed, Scopus, EbscoHost, etc., by clicking on and selecting “Request a copy”.

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2018

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2018

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured articles are from a two-part review entitled “Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy: Best Practices in Diagnosis, Prevention, and ManagementPart 1 and Part 2, and are co-authored by Dr. Hui-Ming Chang and Dr. Edward Yeh of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine. The articles were published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (impact factor 19.896 in 2016).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/jan2018/

*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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Health Sciences Library Information Desk Spring 2018 Hours

Starting January 8th, our Information Desk in-person hours will change to 1pm-5pm.

Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 10am-1pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk.

The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open, and is available to assist you with your questions.

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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.

Health Sciences Library New Books

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.

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