Engineering eBook Display: Game Design & Development

Did you know that MU Libraries has an expansive eBook collection? Check out our new online display where we highlight an engineering subject area!

For our first subject area, browse through our Game Design and Development eBook Display. This display was curated in the interest of beginner game designers and developers, but these books can be used as reference guides for seasoned developers as well. Enjoy access to these titles from your computer or tablet.

Interested in learning more? Try subject searching "Computer games — Programming" or "Computer Games — Design" in our MERLIN catalog.

Follow the Engineering Library on Facebook

The Engineering Library is now on Facebook! Follow us for updates on library hours, events, and engineering related information.

Find us here or by searching 'MU Engineering Library & Technology Commons' on Facebook.

University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest Call for Submissions

Fast Facts:

  • All undergraduates are invited to submit a class research project from 2016.
  • Prizes: One $500 scholarship for first prize and one $250 scholarship for second prize will be awarded to an individual or group project. The winners will have their projects archived in MOspace, MU’s digital repository, and will have the opportunity to participate in a research presentation session at Ellis Library.

Acceptable research project formats include:

Traditional research papers · Musical compositions  · Works of art 
Videos · Websites  ·  Other creative works  

Submissions must have been researched using the resources of the MU Libraries.

The project will be judged primarily on sophistication of the research process and the materials used as documented by a Research Process Statement and a Faculty Support Statement. More information is available at

The deadline for submission of all materials is March 13, 2017.

Contest winners will be notified by April 3.

Potential Energy Café Now Open

With the new renovations in Lafferre Hall coming to a close, students will find that their prayers (or rather their comment cards) have finally been answered. Potential Energy Café, located in the east wing of Lafferre, is open for business. The café's menu includes Kaldi's coffee, tea and smoothies as well as pretzel wraps and fruit cups. So whether you need a snack between classes or a caffeine boost while hitting the books at the library, Potential Energy Café has you covered.

Check out their Campus Dining page for a complete list of their hours and menu items.

Fiscal Year 2017 Collections Review Update

The University Libraries are finalizing the previously announced 1.2 million dollar reduction to our collections expenditures for FY17. More information about the need for this spending reduction and how we identified potential savings can be found at –  University Libraries – FY17 Collections Budget Update. Lists of titles to be canceled are included in the Update. We have added the lists of titles that will no longer be part of our Sage and Wiley packages. A Springer list is coming soon.

Faculty and students may contact the subject librarian for their program with questions. General questions may be sent to Shannon Cary at The University Libraries are committed to providing quality service and timely access to materials, though more materials will need to be acquired using our consortial and interlibrary borrowing services.

Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Endnote, Sept. 16

This workshop will be held in Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library.

September 16th 1-2 pm

Registration Required

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. 

With presenter Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Save a Trip to the Library: Request Scan & Deliver

If you need journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents, and any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you via email. This includes items in any library building, and our off-site depository.

For Scan & Deliver, fill out the blank interlibrary loan form, or request a copy through Find it@MU. There is no charge for MU Faculty, Staff, and Students. Click here for additional infomation.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

VPN Access for IEEE Xplore has been Disabled.

There were several compromised accounts being used to access IEEE via the vpn so that a robot could download an excessive amount of articles.

Although Library Technology Services and DoIT worked to identify compromised accounts and block them, the compromised access continued. To restore access to users, we needed to stop the unauthorized access that was tying up all the seats.

To do this, we disabled the vpn access to IEEE by removing those IP addresses from the list of authorized IP addresses for IEEE. Any user with the vpn connected trying to access IEEE will not be able to access unless going through the libraries’ website (where the user will have to authenticate via the proxy server). Once the vpn IP addresses were removed, the access problems we were experiencing disappeared.

We can now access IEEE. If users contact us unable to access IEEE, try accessing via the libraries’ site ( or the Engineering Library home page (

To provide an alternative mode of access to IEEE with the VPN currently disabled, Library Technology Services is working with IEEE to enable Shibboleth authentication at the IEEE site. This would mean that users who go directly to the IEEE site instead of going through the libraries’ site would still be able to login. It’s not set-up yet, but we hope it will be up soon. Access does work via the proxy server now.

Please let me know if there are any problems or questions.

Judy Maseles
Engineering Librarian


Note: Many thanks to Rhonda Whithaus for her diligence in pursuing this issue and for drafting the above memo!

ELTC Hours Changing in July

Our hours are changing starting in July.  We will be closed July 2-4 for the Fourth of July holiday and then the hours will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Hours are subject to change.  Please be sure to always check the website for any changes to our hours.

Finals Survival Guide

It's that time in the semester again: FINALS.

Scream painting, originally titled Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) by Edvard Munch

Never fear! From research help to stress relieving activities, MU Libraries have your back! Check out our Finals Survival Guide with details on all the end of semester resources that we have to offer.

And remember, when in doubt, Ask a Librarian!