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#TipTuesday: DVDs & Streaming Video

You may be aware that Ellis Library has nearly 3,000 DVDs,

but did you know

…you also have immediate access to almost 20,000 streaming videos?

From feature films and documentaries, to tutorials and educational materials, Mizzou Libraries has you covered.

Search DVDs and videos or browse by genre today.

 

Primary Sources Survey

Humanities researchers, help us decide which primary sources the Center for Research Libraries should prioritize for collection. MU, as a CRL member, will have access to everything they purchase. Your recommendations matter, so please take our survey by November 17!

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Brekhus at BrekhusR@missouri.edu or (573) 882-7563.

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Databases & Electronic Resources A Glimpse into Mizzou’s Past: Campus Maps Online

A Glimpse into Mizzou’s Past: Campus Maps Online

As you prepare for Homecoming on October 21st this year, take a look at some of the University of Missouri campus maps held in MOspace, our online repository. This collection consists of maps from 1872-2015 and includes a large variety of maps, such as aerial views and 3D renderings of campus buildings–even parking maps and proposals for new buildings.

Homecoming was first celebrated at Mizzou in 1911. This map from three years later shows what was then proposed for where the football stadium stands today: a lake. A 1927 map details campus and downtown Columbia. The back contains lists of rooms for rent in boarding houses.

This campus map collection is hosted by MOspace, the freely available online repository for scholarship and other works by University of Missouri, faculty, students, and staff, as well as other MU resources.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Databases & Electronic Resources Problems with Online Catalog

Problems with Online Catalog

Users of our online catalog may notice privacy warnings this morning. We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it as soon as possible.

home Databases & Electronic Resources Database Trial: POLITICO Pro

Database Trial: POLITICO Pro

Looking for real-time interdisciplinary news? Consider taking a look at the University of Missouri Libraries’ trial of POLITICO Pro for broad and granular coverage in 16 industry areas: agriculture, healthcare, cybersecurity, employment and immigration, education, energy, environment, tax, technology, financial services, etc. Information is provided in various ways, including industry-specific morning briefings, ready-made infographics and PowerPoint presentations, Twitter-style policy-specific newsfeeds, archived primary source documents, legislative forecasting, and in-depth analysis.

Trial ends October 23, 2017. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Databases & Electronic Resources Database Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Database Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you are interested in regional news coverage, consider taking a look at the University of Missouri Libraries’ trial of ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Search the contents of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874-2003, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more. The easily searchable interface will lead you to first-hand accounts from the time, reporting on politics and other events, and tales of local society.

Trial ends October 15, 2017. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Databases & Electronic Resources Database Trial: Communication Source

Database Trial: Communication Source

If your research interests include mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics, or speech pathology, you may be interested in the University of Missouri Libraries’ trial of Communication Source. Developed from the merger of Communication & Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts, this resource includes nearly 700 full-text journals and indexes more than 1,000 core titles, with coverage dating back to 1915. Search journals, magazines, conference papers, conference proceedings, and trade publications.

Trial ends November 10, 2017. Take a look and let us know what you think.

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

Learn about historic eclipses in Special Collections

To celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse, Special Collections and Digital Services have teamed up to digitize selections from materials on eclipses and astronomy from the collections of Mizzou Libraries.  From sermons on eclipses as symbols of divine judgment to early works on physics and astronomy, you can find a wide range of attitudes and ideas about astronomical phenomena in this new digital resource.  We'll be sharing highlights of these materials on our Instagram and Tumblr, but you can see what else we found at our exhibition website, exhibits.lib.missouri.edu, and we'll be adding to it throughout the week.  Follow the links to read selected materials online in their entirety at the HathiTrust, and watch for unique Mizzou-contributed items as well.

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department’s digital presences. Contact Kelli

New Digital Exhibition: Winds of Change

Climate is weather with history, and to truly explore what climate change means for the future, we must understand the weather patterns of the past. Winds of Change: Weather and Climate from Antiquity to Present is an exhibition in support of Confronting Climate Change, the 12th annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium here on the Mizzou campus. It was originally exhibited in the Ellis Library Colonnade in March 2016, and a digital version is now available online. This exhibition investigates the relationship between weather and time by questioning past perceptions, examining measurement and prediction practices, and surveying sources of historical data.

View the exhibition

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department’s digital presences. Contact Kelli

home Databases & Electronic Resources, Resources and Services Native American Studies Guide Available

Native American Studies Guide Available

Can you name the Indigenous Nations who once lived in Missouri?  Want to know which books on Native American culture are written by Native Americans, themselves, rather than just others writing about them? Need a starting point for research for a Native American Studies class or paper topic? Find these answers and much more on the new Native American Studies Guide, compiled by Willow Hoxie, graduate library assistant and past president of MU’s Four Directions: Indigenous Peoples and Allies, with input from Rachel Brekhus, Social Sciences Librarian, and Anne Barker, Literature Librarian.

Along with the recommended resources for each area, the latest news in Indian Country is available, as well as information about on-campus resources.  

Check it out to learn more about the first peoples of America!

Tips & Tricks:

-Recommended Books and Movies are available on the homepage

-The homepage also has a search box for a specialized online reference library.