It's that time in the semester again: FINALS.
Never fear! From research help to stress relieving activities, Mizzou 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!
It's crunch time! The end of the Spring semester is quickly approaching and graduation may be on your horizon. With essays and tests plaguing our thoughts, we can forget minor details like backing up that important final paper.
In honor of all the data lost due to the failure of technology during these turbulent times, we offer solace (or humor, at least) in the form of Haiku:
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occured.
— David Dixon
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
— Suzie Wagner
Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
— David J. Liszewski
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
— Peter Rothman
Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
— David Ansel
Having been erased,
the document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.
— Judy Birmingham
The website you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.
— Joy Rothke
Source – Orginally from a Salon.com contest that has since been archived. These having been making the rounds since 1998. Yeesh!
The Engineering Library will have extended hours for the following days:
Friday, April 28th: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, May 5th: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6th: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Other hours will be normal. For a detailed list of all library hours, visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/
Alright, that 29 seconds might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the Engineering Library does get a lot of USB drives turned in at the circulation desk! Please remember to take your USB drive out of the slot before you leave. We don't want you to lose your assignments!
Add a contact folder to your USB drive which contains your name and email so we know it belongs to you. We try our best to reconnect USB drives with their owners and it makes it much easier when we have a contact information.
Encrypt the most important files on your drive so nobody can steal your information if you do lose it.
Add a keychain to your drive so it is easier to see and remember.
Consider keeping backups of your files in a cloud service. Humans are not perfect so the odds of losing a small USB drive can be high. It is good practice to keep backups of your most important work elsewhere in case your USB drive cannot be recovered.
Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Engineering Library & Technology Commons
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
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 https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/equipment
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.
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.
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.
This workshop will be held in Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library.
September 16th 1-2 pm
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