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Engineering Library Workshop On Wednesday, April 11- Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It

The Engineering Library & Technology Commons is hosting its first LibWIS Wednesday workshop! This session is open to all engineering students.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
April 11
3:15-4:15 pm
Engineering Library Room W2001I (Quiet Computer Area)

Your class syllabus has a statement about “academic dishonesty” and “academic integrity.” What does this mean at MU? Plagiarism is an important—but sometimes confusing—issue. Many people unknowingly commit plagiarism when writing their papers. Join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing. We will look at common errors in citing resources, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct those errors and prevent plagiarism in your academic work.

Our next LibWIS workshop, Using Google for Research, will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:15pm-4:15pm.

home Cycle of Success, Engineering Library Congratulations Noel Kopriva, Head of Engineering Library & Technology Commons

Congratulations Noel Kopriva, Head of Engineering Library & Technology Commons

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that Noel Kopriva has been appointed as Engineering Librarian and Head of Engineering Library & Technology Commons!

Noel has earned a Bachelor’s in English and two Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and English from the University of Missouri. She has been working for the University of Missouri Libraries for over three and half years as the Librarian to Textile and Apparel Management and to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. She previously served as the Agriculture Librarian at West Virginia University for seven years.

This past year, Noel has been serving as the Interim Head of the Engineering Library & Technology Commons and we are happy to have her continue her work in a permanent position.

Congratulations, Noel!

WARNING: Fake Library Email Messages

An Important Reminder About Phishing Scams

The University of Missouri Libraries will never send you an email asking you to click on a link to activate your library account. Your library account is activated automatically based on your status with either the Registrar (as a student) or in myHR (as an employee).

Unfortunately, phishing scams sometimes target university email accounts with false claims and links to gather users’ account information.  If you receive such a message about your library account, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.  If you have questions about your library account, you can contact a librarian at http://libraryanswers.missouri.edu

The Division of IT provides additional information on keeping your account safe from such attacks at MakeITSafe: https://www.umsystem.edu/makeitsafe/

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Engineering Library Spring Break Hours

We will have limited hours starting Friday, March 23rd. Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

Friday, March 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday/Sunday, March 24-25: Closed

Monday-Friday, March 26-30: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, March 31: Closed

Sunday, April 1: 1:00pm- Midnight

University Libraries Hours

 

home Engineering Library, Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books On Display at the Engineering Library- Texts & Tools: A History of Engineering

On Display at the Engineering Library- Texts & Tools: A History of Engineering

The Engineering Library & Technology Commons is now showcasing Texts & Tools: A History of Engineering. This display features five historical engineering books from Special Collections & Rare Books and four tools from the Mizzou Museum of Engineering (ZOUME) used by engineers in the early 1900s.

Exhibit Highlights:

Theater of Machines by Heinrich Zeising, 1621

The oldest text on display is Theatri Machinarum Erster Theill or Theater of Machines by Heinrich Zeising. This book is believed to have been published in 1621. It features designs for over 150 machines invented or refined by Ziesing, from cranes to watermills, to portable expanding bridges.

 

Polar Planimeter by Keuffel & Esser Co.,1915

 

Another item on display is an American made polar planimeter from 1915. Polar planimeters are mechanical devices used to accurately measure the area of any plane figure, regardless of its shape or irregularity, without calculation. Keuffel & Esser Co. produced this particular model between 1901 and 1927. A book published by the company described the planimeter as “one of the most valuable of the Engineer’s mechanical assistants” (Wheatley, 1903).

Check out these items and others at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons. This exhibit will run throughout the Spring Semester.

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Prepare for the Engineering Career Fair

The key to success when looking for job opportunities is to adequately prepare. There’s no “wingin’ it” when it comes to your future career. Those individuals you may be networking with on Wednesday, February 7th at the Engineering Career Fair may very well be the people who help you toward getting your dream job.

Fortunately, Mizzou Libraries and the College of Engineering have some great resources to ace your first networking event:

Engineering Jobs & Career Resources

Resume & Cover Letter Tips

Hire Mizzou Tigers Guidelines to Finding a Job

 

Need more help? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Engineering Academy.

 

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Lost in Lafferre? Download Some Maps!

Lafferre Hall is notoriously confusing with its winding halls and multitude of classrooms and labs. With the construction finally complete, we updated the floor maps to help you find where you are going! Download them to your phone or print them off from your computer. Paper versions of these maps are available for you to take from the Engineering Library & Technology Commons check out desk.

First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

If you are still lost, stop by the Engineering Library! Staff here are always willing to give your directions.

home Engineering Library, Resources and Services Reserving Rooms in Lafferre Hall

Reserving Rooms in Lafferre Hall

With the completion of the construction in Lafferre Hall, there are a number of new study rooms in the building for students to use. These rooms are available on a first-come-first served basis until further notice.

The Engineering Library & Technology Commons located on the second floor of Lafferre has four study rooms which can be reserved for up to two hours at time.

All study rooms in the building come equipped with flat screen TVs with laptop hook ups, a whiteboard, and a table and chairs.

Need to use the whiteboard in one of the study rooms? Stop by the Engineering Library check out desk to borrow whiteboard supplies.

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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Engineering Library : Spring Semester Hours

Engineering Library & Technology Commons Spring Semester Hours (Jan. 15 – May 13):

Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am to 12:00am
Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 12:00pm

Special Hours

Jan.15th: CLOSED

Spring Break Hours (Mar. 23 – Apr. 1)

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED