home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Poster Printing at Ellis Library

#TipTuesday: Poster Printing at Ellis Library

Do you need to print a poster for a project? Don’t worry, Ellis Library has you covered! The printer can be found on the first floor in between Information Commons 1 and 2. Posters can be maximum 42 inches tall and 56 inches wide. The cost is $10 per poster.

Ask at the Research Help and Information Desk if you need help finding it, and the Division of IT student worker in Information Commons 2 can help with your poster printing.

Nature Reviews titles reinstated

The following Nature Reviews titles have been reinstated at the University of Missouri Libraries.

In 2016, we lost access to the Nature Reviews titles when they were cancelled by the 4-campus MERLIN consortium. Between 2007-2016, the MERLIN consortium was forced to cut over $1,000,000 to balance their budget in the face of unending subscription increases. In 2018, we made some strategic cancellations of some low use, low impact journals in order to reinstate access to the Nature Reviews titles.

We rely on the 4-campus MERLIN library consortium to provide access to over $323,000 in subscriptions to many key online journals and databases in the health sciences, and are facing the prospect of another large cut this year owing to annual subscription increases far beyond normal inflation.

Image courtesy of Nature Reviews: http://www.nature.com/reviews


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.

American Heart Month Book Display

In America, one of every four people will die from heart disease. In order to raise awareness and reduce the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association designated February American Heart Month. As the American Heart Association works to raise awareness, it is also important to increase understanding of heart diseases. Learn about good fats, and bad fats, how ethnicity factors into heart disease and the implications of alcohol and medications. Million Hearts has tools to assist in medication adherence.  Another helpful tool is the American Heart Associations guidelines for care. 

Book Display Highlights:

Heart Failure: A Colour Handbook by Michael Sosin and his associates gives a comprehensive review of heart failure. This book utilizes studies in evidence based medicine to examine causes, pathophysiology, investigation, diagnosis and treatment (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) of heart failure. The dynamic colored illustrations, electrocardiograms, electrocardiograms and radiographic images assist in understanding and make this book an interesting read. With chapters on beta blockers, inotropes, channel blockers, antiarrhythmic therapy, and management of heart failure this book is educational and interesting.

In Recognizing and Surviving Heart Attacks and Strokes: Lifesaving Advice you Need Now by Glenn O Turner and Mark Bruce Rosin, the early warning signs of a heart attack are addressed. Turner addresses the need to educate patients on how to recognize a heart attack so they can get to a hospital in time. Further, Turner reviews methods of treatment that make the most impact when time is crucial. 


Check out these books and many more at the Health Sciences Library. The book display is located across from the circulation desk, to the right of the main doors. 

home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services New Research Guide: Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports

New Research Guide: Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports

Did you know that the Census Bureau completed a census on Negro newspapers in the 1930s? Are you curious about the population, income, and housing of Black farmers in the 1950s? Interested in learning more about childcare arrangements in the 1980s? The Census Bureau does much more than the decennial census. Reports cover agriculture, poverty, insurance, government, education and a host of other topics.

Our new guide to Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports provides resources for statistics, analysis and demographics on African-Americans from 1790 to the present.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2018

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2018

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 is “Desumoylase Senp6 Maintains Osteochondroprogenitor Homeostasis by Suppressing the P53 Pathway”, and is co-authored by Dr. Hong Dou and Dr. Edward Yeh of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine. The article was published in Nature Communications (impact factor 12.124 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/feb2018/

*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.

home Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Get Articles From Google Scholar

#TipTuesday: Get Articles From Google Scholar

If you’ve found the perfect article on Google, you don’t need to pay for it. Instead, connect your Google Scholar search results to resources you have access to through Mizzou Libraries.

1. Go to scholar.google.com.
2. Click “Settings.”
3. Click “Library links” on the left side of the page.
4. Search for the University of Missouri and select the “University of Missouri – Findit@MU” option.

Now when you search Google Scholar, a Findit@MU link will appear next to materials the library has access to. Click the link to be taken directly to the article.

For more detailed instructions and screenshots, check this guide.

home Engineering Library, Resources and Services Prepare for the Engineering Career Fair

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.


University Archives Closed Feb. 5-7

The offices of University Archives in Lewis Hall will be closed to researchers and patrons Monday, February 5 through Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

We will reopen to the public on the 7th floor of Lewis Hall on Thursday, February 8 at 8 a.m.

Information requests can be left at 573-882-7567 and muarchives@missouri.edu during that time.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Free Equipment Checkouts

#TipTuesday: Free Equipment Checkouts

Did you leave your laptop at home? Forgot your phone charger? Need a camera? The Circulation Desk at Ellis Library can help you out! Check out the available equipment here. All equipment is available with your student ID. Materials can be renewed in person at the desk. But be careful! There is a $2 fine for every hour it is returned late.

So, the next time you are studying all day at the library and your phone dies, don’t worry! Just head over to the Circulation Desk.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Want to Study Late? Bring Your ID

Want to Study Late? Bring Your ID

Ellis Library is open from noon on Sunday until midnight on Friday and from 8 am until midnight on Saturday.

Students have consistently asked for longer hours, so the hours have been extended to meet student needs.

  • Only students, faculty, and staff with a valid  MU ID are allowed in the library from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Library users have access to all floors of the library during the extended hours.

For a complete list of all library hours, please visit library.missouri.edu/hours.