Engineering Library: Spring Break Hours

Engineering Library Spring Break Hours: Friday, March 24th until Saturday, April 1st.

Friday, March 24th: 8:00am – 5:00pm (please note early closure!)
Saturday, March 25th: Closed
Sunday, March 26th: Closed
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 1st: Closed

Regular hours resume on Sunday, April 2nd, at 1:00pm.

For an up-to-date list of all of our hours visit: MU Libraries Hours

New Equipment Available for Checkout

This semester the Engineering Library has added new items to our equipment checkout. We've added more Android and iPhone chargers, the newest MacBook charger (Magsafe 2), a couple of Flip Ultra HD video cameras, several power strips with extension cords, and two ethernet cords. Ask for them at the circulation desk!

For a complete list of everything we checkout, visit http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/equipment

 

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.

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.

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 (http://library.missouri.edu/databases/moreinfo/?id=46) or the Engineering Library home page (http://library.missouri.edu/engineering).

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
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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!