2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu pandemic and our own Amanda Sprochi was featured in the Missourian’s Looking back on Spanish flu: ‘A serious epidemic of influenza is impending‘. She not only talks about In Flew-Enza: Spanish Flu in Columbia, the exhibit she originally created in 2015, but she also assisted the Missourian reporters with finding library resources for their story.
To Amanda, “it is important for people to remember a time before vaccines when millions of people died from diseases that are now preventable.”
The In Flew-Enza: Spanish Flu in Columbia exhibit currently resides on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library.
Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.
This month’s featured article, Rare Disease Mechanisms Identified by Genealogical Proteomics of Copper Homeostasis Mutant Pedigrees, was co-authored by Dr. Michael Petris, Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. The article was published in Cell Systems (impact factor 8.406 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/apr2018/
*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
Did we miss something? Email email@example.com and we will add your publication to the list.
Ever wonder who is behind the magic of Interlibrary Loan? At the Health Sciences Library it’s Katy Emerson.
She’s the one who receives your requests, scans what you need, and emails it to your inbox, all in the matter of a few hours.
If you search for an article and are hit with a paywall or told the library doesn’t have access, don’t worry! You can request it and Katy will work her magic.
Not only will she find articles the library doesn’t have access to, she will often scan items we have on site to save you the trip to your library.
“What I like most is getting to deliver articles to clinicians. It feels good knowing that the work I do could be having a positive impact on patient care.”
Last year, Katy and the Health Sciences Library’s Interlibrary Loan department borrowed close to 4500 articles and delivered another 1800 articles we had available on site all at no cost to our users. Interlibrary Loan is a free service for Mizzou.
To request articles and books, click on the Findit@MU button if it’s available or you can always fill out a request form.
Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.
If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.
Are you interested in publishing, but don’t know how or where to start? Consider BMJ Case Reports as your starting point.
The Health Sciences Library has a subscription to BMJ Case Reports for 2018, which includes a waiver of the individual membership fee of $250/year normally required to publish cases in it. This journal is peer reviewed, indexed in MEDLINE, and has a 42% acceptance rate. Published cases are available to subscribers immediately upon publication and are free to the world after 2 years, giving your work greater visibility.
If you check all the boxes on this checklist, you can submit any of these types of cases:
- Reminder of important clinical lesson
- Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
- Learning from errors
- Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
- Myth exploded
- Rare disease
- New disease
- Novel diagnostic procedure
- Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
- Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
- Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
- For Global Health case reports, use this checklist
- For “Images In” case reports, use this checklist
We created some instructions to give you an idea of the submission process. Interested in publishing a case report? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you get started.
The Health Sciences Library will be open over Spring Break.
Sunday, March 25: 2:00PM-11:00PM
Monday, March 26- Thursday, March 29: 7:00AM-11:00PM
Friday, March 30: 7:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday, March 31: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, April 1: 5:00PM-12:00AM
Have a safe and fun Spring Break!