home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Countdown to Finals: Staying a Step Ahead

Countdown to Finals: Staying a Step Ahead

Finals week can be overwhelming, but doing some things ahead will save time later. Before finals start:

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Resources and Services De-stress with Therapy Dogs and More in Ellis Library

De-stress with Therapy Dogs and More in Ellis Library

Trained therapy dogs will be in Ellis Library once again during finals week. Visit the dogs on the first floor of Ellis Library during the following times:

Sunday, May 6th: 3-5 pm AND 7-9 pm

Monday, May 7th: 7-9 pm

Tuesday, May 8th: 7-9 pm

Wednesday, May 9th:7-9 pm

Also check out the Zen coloring tables on the first floor, or if you need a quiet space to work on your final papers and projects, Room 213 (Electronic Classroom 2) is open 24/7 during finals as a quiet study space with computers.

All of the dogs are certified therapy dogs, and many participate in service activities in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and libraries. These therapy dogs are trained to interact with children, the elderly, and others facing difficult situations such as college students experiencing finals week stress.

home Databases & Electronic Resources, Government Information, Resources and Services Prices and Wages Give Us a Glimpse into the Past

Prices and Wages Give Us a Glimpse into the Past

The Prices and Wages by Decade research guide has found fans across campus, the state, and the world since Marie Concannon, Head of Government Information, created it six years ago.

Esteemed research scientist Jay Zagorsky, who collects data for the National Longitudinal Surveys of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is one of the latest scholars to use the detailed lists of resources for prices and wages throughout the history of the U.S. Zagorsky investigated how prices at high end restaurants have changed since 1899 using menus found via the guide.

Marie enjoys making historical prices meaningful by placing them in context with average wages paid at the time. The guide directs users mostly to U.S. federal and state government information, supplemented by other primary sources when needed.

The audience for the Prices and Wages by Decade guide has dramatically increased each year. Maries notes that the vast majority of visitors find the guide through Google searches. She says, “I developed the site expecting that most people would look for hard-to-find information from the 1800s, but it turned out that the most popular decades are the 1920s, 1950s and 1970s.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you use the guide, let us know about your project and how the information you found on prices and wages made the research process easier.

 

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Jennifer Gravley

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

home Resources and Services, Staff news Happy 20th Birthday, UMLD!

Happy 20th Birthday, UMLD!

Today we’re excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the first module (U1) of the University of Missouri Libraries Depository, and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at how our permanent UMLD location supports the wonderful campuses and libraries of the UM System! Happy birthday, U1, we hope you will continue to serve our students, faculty, and staff for many years to come!

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

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

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 asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list. 

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

#TipTuesday: Alumni Access

Are you a University of Missouri student getting ready to graduate? Are you worried about losing access to our databases?

Fear not!

Ellis Library provides guest accounts for alumni and other visitors! Come visit the Research and Information Desk with a government-issued photo ID to have your guest account created.

For up to two hours per day, you can freely use the guest computers to search databases, use the printers, and more.

More information regarding visitors and guest accounts can be found here.

 

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Need Writing Help?

#TipTuesday: Need Writing Help?

You know the writing tutors in Ellis Library can help with papers for your classes, but what if you need help with other kinds of writing?

You’re in luck–writing tutors can help with:

  • creative writing
  • scholarship essays
  • personal statements
  • cover letters
  • and more

Check this semester’s hours and instructions so you’re ready for your appointment.

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Jennifer Gravley

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

home Resources and Services Where Can I Go for My Phone or Video Interview?

Where Can I Go for My Phone or Video Interview?

Looking for a quiet place to take your phone or video interview on campus? The library might seem like a great place, but our study rooms are for group study only. The MU Career Center is here for you instead.

First, check out this list to see if your school or college has its own career services office. If not, the MU Career Center will work with you to use one of their interview rooms. These rooms are in high demand, and only one room has a landline, so make your reservation sooner rather than later. (All rooms have computers with webcams and Skype.) For more information, email peiterL@missouri.edu or call 573-884-6317.

Now that you know how to find a quiet place to have your interview, do you have questions about how to do your best during the interview itself?

Here are a few best practices for online interviews:

  • Remove anything from the background you don’t want employers to see.
  • Test both the audio and video.
  • Look at the webcam, not the screen.

Read the rest of the list and tips for phone interviews on the Career Center website.

Good luck, Tigers!

Jennifer Gravley

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

home Resources and Services #TipTuesday: Scan for Free

#TipTuesday: Scan for Free

You can scan documents for free at Ellis Library! The KIC scanners are located on the first floor of the library.

Place your materials in the middle of the document table, and use the touch screen to scan. An image of your materials will appear on the screen. There are several options to modify the image. When you are satisfied with your scanned image, use the touch screen to email the image to yourself or save it to a USB drive.

If you need help or have questions, just ask at the Research Help and Information Desk!

home Resources and Services Crafting on a budget – let Mizzou Libraries help!

Crafting on a budget – let Mizzou Libraries help!

Welcome to a new series where the library helps you find new hobbies and adventures you might not have considered before!

Paper quilling:

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, and quilled flowers among many things.” – Wikipedia

Paper quilling is a great craft to take up when you’re on a budget.  The paper is inexpensive and available just about anywhere. You can create all kinds of projects, such as cards, jewelry, wall hangings, and more.  There are a lot of great books available through MOBIUS to get you started!

 

 

 

Wood Carving:

Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure.” – Wikipedia

Wood carving can be a great hobby for someone who is more detail-oriented.  Start-up costs are low, typically under $20, and the supplies take up very little room.


Wood carving
basics / David Sabol with Kam Ghaffari


Wood carving
: projects and techniques / Chris Pye


Wood-Carving
Design and Workmanship / George Jack
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Sketching:

“A sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not usually intended as a finished work.  A sketch may serve a number of purposes: it might record something that the artist sees, it might record or develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of graphically demonstrating an image, idea or principle.  Sketches can be made in any drawing medium.” – Wikipedia

Sketching can be an extremely low-cost creative outlet, with help from books from the library!  All you need are some instructions, a pencil, and some paper!  You may think you aren’t able to draw, but with practice, you can really develop your skills, and it’s a good stress reliever.

Sketch Your Stuff : 200 things to draw and how to draw them / Jon Stich


Start Sketching and Drawing Now Simple techniques for drawing landscapes, people and Objects