Assisted Living Book Display at the Health Sciences Library

Assisted living is a growing area of care, and at some point, all will be impacted by assisted living as parents, grandparents, friends, and even you, age. Now is the time to learn about concepts like aging in place, and palliative care.

What are the most effective methods to nursing in senior care? Do you ever wonder how to manage the autonomy of the elderly with increased need for assistance? If you do, check out our new book display to learn more, located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk. All are available for check out. 

OER Event at Ellis Library

OER Initiatives & SPARC
Presentation in Ellis Library
Tuesday, August 1
2:30-3:30pm
Ellis Library – 114A
Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in learning about ways to support and implement Open Educational Resources (OER)?

As the University of Missouri moves forward with its own system-wide OER initiative, it’s useful to learn about how faculty at other universities have made progress in Open Education initiatives. Katie Steen, SPARC Open Education Fellow and Mizzou graduate, is coming to campus to explain how the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) supports the creation and adoption of OER. Ms. Steen will share what SPARC has learned in working with other colleges and universities on OER: what methods for implementing OER have created the most impact in affordability and equitable learning, and strategies for how we can increase OER use and impact at our own university.

Open to all faculty, students, staff, across campus—anyone interested in creating, using, or supporting OER is encouraged to attend! 
Presentation will be 30 minutes with up to 30 additional minutes for Q&A.
Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Open Education is the critical link between teaching, learning, and the collaborative culture of the Internet. SPARC supports policies and practices that advance the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) — academic materials that everyone can use, adapt, and share freely.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.

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Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. They focus on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Starting for the Fall 2017 semester, the Health Sciences Library is providing a new service for our users: creating textbook guides. These guides, updated before the start of each semester, will feature required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics that are available at the library.

Paper copies have now been moved to Health Sciences Library Reserve and are available for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times. Please be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits. 


Unfortunately, we don't have all the books required for every class. If we don't have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page. 

Textbook Guides:

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.

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: July 2017

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, Regulatory T Cells Decrease Invariant Natural Killer T Cell-Mediated Pregnancy Loss in Mice , was co-authored by Dr. Danny Schust, Professor, and Dr. Jie Zhou, Post-Doctoral Fellow, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. The article was published in the journal Mucosal Immunology (impact factor 7.478 in 2016). 

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/Jul2017/
*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list. 

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.

Health Sciences Library Wishlist: Books

The health sciences librarians have created a list of about 100 of our "Most Wanted" books, available at many price points. These are all titles we would have loved to purchase this year, but were not able to due to recent collection cuts. For as little as $35, you can help our contuinued mission of supporting teaching and research at MU.

See a full list of titles, please visit library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist/?singlebroadsubject=Medicine%20and%20Health%20Sciences

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.

Need an Article? Use #MizzouPDF

Need an article, but aren't sure how to get it? Want an easy way to ask while on your phone? Request your article via Twitter using #MizzouPDF. Be sure to use an identifier like a DOI, PMID, article title, or any information you have. Including your MU pawprint in your tweet will make the process faster, but we can private message you back if you don't want to include your pawprint  in your tweet. We will send the article your way through email. For example:
 

 

This service is open to current MU faculty, students, and staff.

Remember, you can still request articles while in databases like PubMed, Scopus, or Ovid MEDLINE by clicking on  the FindIt@MU button and selecting "Request a copy".

 

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.