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Comic Book Club Spring Semester Selections

Did you know the Engineering Library has a Comic Book Club?

This semester we will be reading Monstress, written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda.  Monstress is set in 20th century Asia and tells the story of a teenage girl who shares a psychic link with a powerful monster.  Gorgeously illustrated in a style best described as art deco meets steampunk, this comic has garnered awards for its art as well as its storytelling.  The story includes magical creatures, sorceresses, and cat wizards.

We will also be reading Trinity: A  Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.  Trinity tells the history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb.  The story takes you from 19th century European labs to the various locations of the Manhattan Project.  It has been described as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation.

You do not need to be an engineering student to participate in Comic Book Club nor do you need to be well-versed in the world of comics and graphic novels.  We welcome all majors and all levels of interest!  Contact Mara Inge (inget@missouri.edu) at the Engineering Library if you are interested.

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Engineering Library : Winter Break Hours

The stress of finals is finally over and Winter Break is upon us which means our hours are changing. Please note, the University Libraries will be closed December 25th to January 1st for the holidays so our services will not be available. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd.

Intersession Hours:

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday : CLOSED

Special Hours:

Monday, December 24th – Monday, January 1st : CLOSED
Monday, January 21st (Martin Luther King Day) : CLOSED

Books from University Libraries may be returned any time we are closed using the Book Return located right outside of the library.

 

University Libraries Hours

Have an excellent break!

 

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Engineering Library: Extended Hours for Finals

The Engineering Library will have extended hours for the following days:

Friday, November 30th: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Friday, December 7th: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday, December 8th: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Other hours will be normal. For a detailed list of all library hours, visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/

Good luck with your finals, Engineers!

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Engineering Library : Thanksgiving Break Hours

Our hours will be different during the Thanksgiving holiday break:

Fri, 11/16 : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat, 11/17: Closed
Sun, 11/18: Closed
Mon, 11/19: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tues, 11/20: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed, 11/21: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs, 11/22: Closed
Fri, 11/23: Closed
Sat, 11/24: Closed
Sun, 11/25: 1:00pm – 12:00am

University Libraries Hours

Enjoy your well deserved week off!

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Engineering Library: FY 18 Usage Statistics

We had an excellent year!

We keep track of our interactions with Engineering students and faculty and their use of our services throughout the year. These numbers represent the Engineering Library & Technology Commons usage statistics for Fiscal Year 2018 (from July 2017 to June 2018).

Check out our infographic below to see how well we did:

 

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Workshops @ the Engineering Library

Want to learn more about the Engineering Library and Technology Commons? Learn about our library and the research process at four one-hour workshops designed just for you!

All workshops are held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in W2001E Lafferre Hall, Engineering Library. No registration required.

  • Monday, September 17: Introduction to Research
  • Tuesday, September 18: Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It
  • Thursday, September 20: Advanced Research
  • Friday, September 21: Zotero

For additional information about these workshops and more, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

You can find workshop recordings at libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials.

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Engineering Library Summer Hours

It’s summertime here at EL&TC. We’ll be open so stop by and retreat from the heat!

Intersession Hours:

May 12th – June 3rd, July 30th – August 19th.

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

Summer Session:

June 4th – July 27th

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day

May 28th : Closed

Independence Day

July 3rd : 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 4th : Closed

For a regularly updated list of our hours visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/?id=420

Have a great break!

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Engineering Library: Extended Hours for Finals

The Engineering Library will have extended hours for the following days:

Friday, April 27th: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Friday, May 4th : 8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 5th: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Other hours will be normal. For a detailed list of all library hours, visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/

Good luck with your finals, Engineers!

 

 

Community is Key

For chemical engineering student Ashley Anstaett, a strong sense of community is what attracted her to Columbia, the Mizzou campus, and ultimately the Engineering Library and Technology Commons. “Mizzou has a beautiful campus, and Columbia itself is an ideal spot for me… for its size, the cultural events in Columbia are not lacking and one of my favorite parts of the year is the True/False Film Festival where people come from all over to share their passion for film, music, and art.”

Ashley currently works as a chemistry research assistant in the plant science group at the Missouri Research Reactor. “We are looking at improving the zinc and iron content of corn through the use of bacteria that occur naturally in the soil. ” She says her interests are in the environmental aspects of engineering, but her dream is to work in the fragrance industry. “I’ve collected all kinds of fragrances since I was a little kid and love smelling things!”

Ashley Studying

When Ashley is not working or in class, you can quite often find her at the Engineering Library and she notes that “I don’t know what I would do without the Engineering Library!” The reference materials and textbooks are essential to her for her studies. Most importantly, she says, it is the community fostered by the library space that is key. “I know I can go to the Engineering Library anytime it is open and find someone working on the same thing as me, willing to help, or work together. Even if we are all stuck, it provides a great space for commiserating, drinking some coffee, and enjoying good company.” She also loves interacting with the staff. “It’s nice to see a friendly face every day and know that they are there and willing to help.”

The Engineering Library also supports Ashley’s more leisurely interests. “One of my favorite things about the Engineering Library is that they let me have all of my comics, books, and movies sent there. Using MOBIUS and ILL, you can get pretty much any book or movie you could ever imagine. As a delivery option, you can choose to have them sent to any library on campus you want. I don’t even have to leave Lafferre Hall. I look forward to going to the library each day to see if something I ordered arrived. It’s like retail therapy, but it’s free!”

Dinosaurs

It’s no surprise then that one of Ashley’s favorite Mizzou memories happened at the Engineering Library. “I was studying intently, heard some commotion, and looked up to see a bunch of folks in T-Rex costumes roaming the library. They were dancing and also maybe … studying?”

 

 

 

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Engineering Library Workshop: Using Google for Research – Wednesday, April 25th

Using Google for Research
Wednesday, April 25th
3:15-4:15 pm
Engineering Library, Rm. W2001I

How is the best way to use Google for research purposes? What is Google Scholar, and how does it differ from the various research databases in the Libraries? What are other features in Google that can assist me as a student? Join us on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:15pm to 4:15pm in the Engineering Library Quiet Study Computer Lab, Rm. W2001I for a hands on workshop which answers these questions and more.

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session. We will show you how to adjust your Google settings to locate Mizzou resources more easily. Open to all Mizzou Engineering students.