home Resources and Services NIH Public Access Policy Now Permanent

NIH Public Access Policy Now Permanent

With an inclusion of “and thereafter,” the NIH Public Access Policy is no longer subject to annual renewal. The MU Libraries can help you comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

News Release from the Alliance for Taxpayers Access:

2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act ensures NIH public access policy will persist

Washington, D.C. – March 12, 2009 – President Obama yesterday signed into law the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a provision making the National Institutes’ of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy permanent. The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC). Full texts of the articles are made publicly available and searchable online in PMC no later than 12 months after publication in a journal.

The NIH policy was previously implemented with a provision that was subject to annual renewal. Since the implementation of the revised policy, the percentage of eligible manuscripts deposited into PMC has increased significantly, with over 3,000 new manuscripts being deposited each month. The PubMed Central database is a part of a valuable set of public database resources at the NIH, which are accessed by more than 2 million users each day.

The new provision reads in full:

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

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home Resources and Services Check-Out a Kindle at Journalism Library

Check-Out a Kindle at Journalism Library

The Journalism Library now has one Kindle2 available. The Library has subscribed to the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Financial Times and Technology Review, a high tech magazine from MIT.  The device can be checked out for three hours but cannot leave the building.

home Resources and Services New Resources at MU Libraries: Mergent Web Reports and U.S. Code Online

New Resources at MU Libraries: Mergent Web Reports and U.S. Code Online

MERLIN has purchased the Mergent Web Reports.
Mergent Web Reports/Digitized Archive Manuals: provides electronic access to all Moody’s/Mergent manuals ever published dating back to 1909. (Municipal and Govt manual currently not available.) WebReports contain more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy-to-navigate and reliable system.

The Law Library is providing campus access to the U.S. Code.
Complete coverage (1925-1926 Edition – 2006 Current Edition) of The United States Code. The U.S. Code is the official consolidation and codification of all general and permanent laws of the United States that are in force as of a certain date. Exact page-images of the original bound edition are provided. Access provided to the campus by the MU Law Library.

home Resources and Services Follow Journalism Library on Twitter

Follow Journalism Library on Twitter

The Journalism Library is now on Twitter. You can find us at: http://twitter.com/mujlibrary

home Resources and Services Eva Johnston Exhibit at Ellis Library

Eva Johnston Exhibit at Ellis Library

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Departments of Classics, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the American Association of University Women, Columbia Branch, partnered to salute the life and legacy of Eva Johnston. Johnston, a native Missourian, was the first female professor of Classics at MU as well as its first Dean of Women. A residence hall is named in her honor.

The display is entitled “Eva Johnston: Classicist, Leader, Mentor” and can be found in a wooden case on the main floor of Ellis Library from March 2 to 31, 2009. It includes photographs, letters, reports, translations, books, and pamphlets all made available courtesy of MU Archives, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, the Classics Department, Ellis Library, and the AAUW- Columbia Branch.

The display text, written by Carlynn Trout, highlights Johnston’s work as a scholar, teacher, dean, and organizer of various organizations at the University and in Columbia. Dr. Jane Biers, AAUW, assisted with the installation.

home Resources and Services Veterinary Dictionaries Online – Trial

Veterinary Dictionaries Online – Trial

The MU Libraries currently has a trial to Credo Reference, a multi-disciplinary online reference library offering searchable access to almost 400 full-text reference titles. 

Black’s Veterinary Dictionary and Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary are included. To access these titles, go to Credo and click on the Titles link. The veterinary information is listed with the other Medicine titles.

 Trial ends March 28, 2009. Let us know what you think.

home Resources and Services More Full Text in CAB

More Full Text in CAB

CAB Abstracts now includes many more full-text documents

To meet the need of researchers for access to full text content CABI is continuously collecting together ‘hard-to-find’ material from around the globe. Previously this content was only available via Full Text Select (a separate subscription product), but CABI has decided to automatically include it in CAB Abstracts. It is important that researchers have access to ALL relevant content – not just that from the major aggregators – and the full text content on CAB Abstracts helps make this a reality.  It is a permanent, sustainable repository, currently containing over 35,000 documents (Oct 2008), and growing by over 10,000 documents per year.

Full-text items include:

  • Conference Proceedings
  • Reports (government reports, international organizations)
  • Journals articles (many not available through the major aggregators. Including English and non-English documents)
home Resources and Services Trenton Boyd Wins MLA Award

Trenton Boyd Wins MLA Award

Trenton Boyd, head of the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library, has received the 2009 Murray Gottlieb Prize from the Medical Library Association. The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. The Gottlieb Prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, MD, in order to recognize and stimulate the health sciences librarians’ interest in the history of medicine.

The title of Boyd’s paper is “The Lost History of American Veterinary Medicine: the Need for Preservation.” A version of the paper has already been accepted for presentation at the 2009 ICML/ICAHIS Conference in Brisbane Australia in September of this year.

Congratulations, Trenton!

home Resources and Services William Least Heat-Moon to Speak at Ellis Library, March 5

William Least Heat-Moon to Speak at Ellis Library, March 5

Thursday, March 5, 2009
7:00 PM
Ellis Library Colonnade

MU’s Center for the Literary Arts is proud to present – in conjunction with the English Department and MU Libraries – a reading by one of America’s finest travel writers: William Least Heat-Moon. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary.

home Resources and Services An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, March 13

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, March 13

Friday, March 13
7:00 p.m.
Conley House Parlor
602 Sanford Street

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth this year, the Friends of the MU Libraries and the Life and Literature Series will be presenting a very special evening of dramatic readings of some of Poe’s most beloved poems and short stories, performed by members of MU’s theatre department. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sheila Voss at vosss@missouri.ed or (573) 882-9168.