Cycle of Success: Dr. Noah Manring and Engineering 2500

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.

Dr. Noah D. Manring is the Glen A. Barton Professor of fluid power in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously served as chairman of the college’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and twice has served as associate dean of research. One of the courses he teaches is Engineering 2500: A History of Modern Engineering. It is through teaching this class that Dr. Manring came to know Tim Perry, one of our Special Collections Librarians. Tim arranged a lecture and demonstration on the printing press to teach the students about the history of the book, and the progression of book making since Gutenberg’s printing press in the 1450s.

Tim Perry, Special Collections

“Tim arranged an entire demonstration and working lecture for our students.  He answered questions, translated texts, and explained the significance of each item that was shown. There were three tables full of items to show and discuss. It was a very rich experience for my class – something I could not have provided for our students on my own.The library has a tremendous collection of printed material since Gutenberg’s day, including an original page from a Gutenberg Bible!”

We asked Dr. Manring what advice he had for those interested in using the library: “Make inquiries as to what resources are available, and use them!  I was referred to the Special Collections section of the library by Prof. Mark Smith in History, and I have since used this resource for my class three times.  Before Mark pointed me in this direction, I had no idea what was available and the wealth of information that could be drawn from our archives.”

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.

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 Databases & Electronic Resources, Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Database Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Database Trial: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you are interested in regional news coverage, consider taking a look at the University of Missouri Libraries’ trial of ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Search the contents of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874-2003, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more. The easily searchable interface will lead you to first-hand accounts from the time, reporting on politics and other events, and tales of local society.

Trial ends October 15, 2017. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Resources and Services Exciting new non-fiction – “Hunger: A memoir of (my) body” by Roxane Gay

Exciting new non-fiction – “Hunger: A memoir of (my) body” by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger is available for checkout through the University Libraries.

Is there anything Roxane Gay can’t do??  Let’s just list some of the highlights of this amazing woman:

Click the cover for more information!

You wonder how a woman like that has time to do all of this and still travel around the country, promoting her new book, Hunger: A memoir of (my) body.  Gay has been open about her life and experiences, and in her new book, she tackles a subject she has often written about intimately on her tumblr blog.  Her horrific sexual assault at age 12 has been a big influence on her work over the years, and this part of her past is discussed in this book, with regards to self-image and self-care: “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”  People make assumptions and are often cruel towards people of a certain weight, but more than that, Gay confronts the reality of being a fat person in today’s society, for example: unsolicited advice from strangers (many listed on her blog with a link below), people taking food out of her grocery cart, and the heartbreaking realization that “the bigger you become, the smaller your world gets” with regards to movie theaters and airplane seats, and being excluded in so many ways. Gay’s honesty and vulnerability make this a memoir worth checking out.

 

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Here are recommendations for books that you may also enjoy – available through University Libraries!  Click the covers for more information!

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Wonder Women: 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history by Sam Maggs and Sophia Foster-Domino

 

We were feminists once: From riot grrrl to CoverGirl®, the buying and selling of a political movement” by Andi Zeisler
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

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home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library New Book Display: Nutrition

Health Sciences Library New Book Display: Nutrition

Did you know one of the biggest issues in health is nutrition? Ensure that you are advocating for patient health and make sure that you know how you should be eating by checking out our new book display today! How does the community perception of food affect community health? What impact does drinking coffee have on health?

Learn the answers to these questions and many more at our book display. Located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Database Trial: Communication Source

If your research interests include mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics, or speech pathology, you may be interested in the University of Missouri Libraries’ trial of Communication Source. Developed from the merger of Communication & Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts, this resource includes nearly 700 full-text journals and indexes more than 1,000 core titles, with coverage dating back to 1915. Search journals, magazines, conference papers, conference proceedings, and trade publications.

Trial ends November 10, 2017. Take a look and let us know what you think.

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Attn Faculty: Serve as a judge for Research Day on November 9th

Attn Faculty: Serve as a judge for Research Day on November 9th

Get involved with Health Sciences Research Day!

The annual MU HSRD provides an intellectual forum for original research and educational innovations by undergraduate, medical, nursing, and health professions students, as well as pre/post-doctoral trainees and residents working with faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions.  The event will take place in the Acuff Atrium and the gallery of the new Medical Education Building on November 9, 2017 9-11 AM and/or 1-3 PM. We are anticipating a record number of poster presentations this year and the School of Medicine Research Council encourages YOU to participate as a poster judge to provide a positive learning experience for our trainees. Your participation in HSRD is an excellent opportunity to explore the breadth of research being conducted in Health Sciences at Mizzou AND to network with faculty across the Health Sciences. New and Junior faculty are strongly encouraged to participate.

We are implementing a host of new initiatives to HSRD 2017—including short oral presentations by our Deans’ Award Winners, expansion into our brand new PCCLC gallery, and some surprises that you don’t want to miss!  Our goal is to recruit 100 faculty to serve as poster judges. Each poster will be visited by two faculty judges.  Please consider volunteering to judge one or both of the poster sessions described below.

Category I (9-11AM) – Undergraduate and Medical Students (including summer research fellows)

  • Section A: Clinical Science (involving human participants)
  • Section B: Basic Science

Category II (1-3PM) – Graduate Students/Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Medical Fellows and Residents

  • Section A: Clinical Science (involving human participants)
  • Section B: Basic Science

If you have not already signed up, please inform Debbie Taylor taylord@health.missouri.edu of your willingness to serve as a judge and include: the time of day (Category) for which you are available, and the Section (Clinical or Basic) that is most in line with your expertise.  We thank you in advance.  For those faculty unable to commit to judging posters, please attend the sessions to view the extraordinary work being conducted in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions at MU.

Special Competition

The School and the Department with the highest ratio of judges to eligible faculty will earn “bragging rights” for HSRD 2017.

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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2017

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 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, Role of Inactivity in Chronic Diseases: Evolutionary Insight and Pathophysiological Mechanisms, was co-authored by Dr. Frank W. Booth, Dr. Christian K. Roberts, Dr. John P. Thyfault,  Dr. Gregory N. Ruegsegger and Dr. Ryan G. Toedebusch of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Dalton Cardiovascular Research, and Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine. The article was published in Physiological Reviews (impact factor 27.312 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/sept2017/

*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 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 Tuesday, September 19th 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

Professional Development Resources from the College of Engineering

Hire Mizzou Tigers Guidelines to Finding a Job

 

Need more help? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Engineering Career & Professional Development

 

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study (Open Access Article)

A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study (Open Access Article)

The latest article in our open access article series features several University of Missouri faculty and staff:

  1. Robert Bell is a Physician Assistant in neurological surgery and serves as a clinical instructor at the School of Medicine.
  2. Melody Burks is a service line specialist nurse in the neuroscience intensive care unit.
  3. Dr. Premkumar Nattanmai is an assistant professor for clinical neurology, and co-director of the neuroscience intensive care unit.

This research team’s article, A new strategy in noncritical nurse care stroke education: a hybrid simulation pilot study, was published in Electronic Physician in May 2017. Electronic Physician is an open access journal, peer-reviewed journal, that publishes articles in all areas of medical and health sciences. This completely open access journal immediately makes their articles available upon publication, which allows for maximum sharing ability on the new strategy for stroke education this article discusses.

This article discusses a new hybrid simulation approach for education of neurosciences nurses involved in the car of neurocritical care patients. “Simulation creates a learning environment that allows for improving technical and non-technical skills, improving efficiency, practicing rare life-threatening emergencies, and fostering improved attitudes toward teamwork.” This combination of lecture and high-fidelity manikin simulation significantly improved nurses’ understanding and managing of patients in the neuroscience intensive care unit.

Newey, C. R., Bell, R., Burks, M., & Nattanmai, P. (2017). A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study. Electronic Physician, 9(5), 4255–4260. http://doi.org/10.19082/4255

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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st edition, has been restored to ClinicalKey

The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st edition, has been restored to ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey Content Update:

Please note: A dosage error for hydromorphone HCL (in Child and Adolescent ≥50 kg) has been found and corrected in The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st edition. The original text indicated that the dose was weight-based, and it is not. The correct text is as follows:

Child and adolescent (≥50 kg; NOTE: doses are NOT weight-based):

IV: 0.2–0.6 mg/dose Q2–4 hr PRN

Should you own a print version of the book and wish to receive a sticker with the correction to print page 915, please request the sticker here:

https://elscsforms.com/dosage-error-in-harriet-lane-handbook/

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.