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.
With final projects and assignments approaching it's goood to know what all your resources are! Learn about the print and digitized resources that are held in University Archives. Recieve advice on the best ways to use these resources as primary sources.
Gary Cox, Public Service Archivist
This workshop is both available face-to-face in room 159 in Ellis Library and as an online workshop.
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.
Gwen Gray, Business, Economics & Public Poloicy Librarian, spearheads the libraries’ involvement with a variety of programs. Through her work with Entrepreneurship Alliance students, Gwen promotes the libraries as an integral resource for teaching and research. Greg Bier, Director of the Entrepreneurship Alliance, indicates her positive impact. “I just wanted to thank you for working with my Entrepreneurship Alliance students Tuesday,” Bier said. “I think it is very important that they understand the tools right at their fingertips on campus. Unfortunately, not many of them think of Ellis as one of them. I also think you change their opinions. Thanks for being a great help!”
Gwen strives to integrate library resources and services into MU’s entrepreneurship programs. One such program is the Biodesign & Innovation Program. Through her work, Gwen assists Biodesign Fellows as they seek out information and research. The Fellows she works with speak highly of the assistance she provides. “Our Biodesign Filtering presentation tonight was a great success,” one Fellow said.
Kate Anderson is the head of the Zalk Vetinary Medical Library and works with Gwen on a number of projects, including that Biodesign Program and the Coulter Translational Partnership. In Coulter boot camps, teams of physicans and engineeers build their case for funding from the Coulter Foundation. The goal of the Coulter Foundation is to accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into products the improve patient care.
Because entrepreneurs need expertise and resources from multiple disciplines, Gwen and Kate collaborate extensively. The biodesign fellows and the boot camp participants often acknowledge Gwen’s and Kate’s teamwork.
“I wanted to say a big ‘THANK YOU!’ to both of you for getting us all the information we needed in such a short period of time. You both made the success of [our] presentation possible!”
“Thank you so much for checking in with us. It really means a lot to know we have your support!"
“Many thanks for your kind help in award. Really appreciate [Gwen’s] help and Kate’s timely support.”
This active collaboration enables the Libraries to have a positive impact on the biotech entrepreneurial climate not only on campus but in the greater mid-Missouri region as well.
If you would like tosubmityour own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.
It’s Friday and you may be looking for a way to relax and unwind this weekend. Head on over to the Health Sciences Library and check out a book from our Staff Picks display! On a variety of topics, all health related of course :), our books on display have all been previewed and recommended by your helpful library staff. Enjoy!
Head over to the Reference Desk at Ellis Library for a weekly display of reference or other non-circulating materials.
This week, we have dictionaries on display. Sure, dictionaries are great for finding the meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of words, but stop by to look up colloquialisms, words that originate from names, collective nouns, cliches, and more. These specialized dictionaries will give you new insight into the words we use every day.
To find out more about dictionary resources, go to this guide.
VR Sandbox all day Monday and Tuesday April 17 & 18th.
Come by the Journalism Library in room 102a and check out all our new VR equipment that will be available for checkout on April 19th!
Homido – V2 Virtual reality headset
Use your smartphone to create a virtual reality experience with this Homido VR headset. A 100-degree field of vision delivers a fully immersive viewing experience, and the focus adjustment feature means you don't have to remove your glasses to enjoy your games or movies
Bring virtual reality to life with Google Cardboard. Using your smartphone and VR apps,¹ this quality viewer puts the world of VR right in your hands.
Rico Theta 360 camera
You can capture your entire surroundings with the simple press of the shutter button. Enjoy a new world of images you have never experienced before.
Stop by Ellis Library to take a look at books by authors visiting Columbia for the Unbound Book Festival on April 22nd. MU is the presenting sponsor of this free local literary festival that features authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's books. The display is near the Reference Desk, and all books on display are available for check out. Try a mystery by Sara Paretsky, essays by Lisa Knopp, poems by Meg Kearney, or a picture book illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
Green Screen Rooms are now available in 2E21 and 3E21 located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Ellis Library. To reserve these rooms for up to 2 hours, go online to the room reservation calendar on the library’s homepage.
You can use the green screen wall to replace the background of your photography and video projects with different settings. Then, use Adobe Photoshop or Premiere on one of the Mac computers in the Digital Media Commons Lab to edit your work.
Equipment is available for checkout at the Circulation Desk with a student ID. We have cameras, camcorders, tripods, microphones, portable green/blue screens, and many other items that will help you complete your project.
See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled.