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Now’s the Time to Get Your Course Reserves to Ellis Library

Beat the rush! Now’s the time to get your fall semester reserve items processed at Ellis Library, both physical items and e-reserves. Reserve requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so take a look at our instructions for requesting print and e-reserves today. Problems or questions regarding reserves at Ellis Library? Call (573) 882-6038 or email umcellislibraryres@missouri.edu.

The Discover@MU Reading List is a new tool that can integrate library resources directly into your Canvas modules. This easy-to-use tool allows students to access articles directly inside your course site, and you can track usage. Our Discover@MU Reading List guide has step-by-step written and video instructions on how to use this tool. If you have questions or problems, use chat, call (573) 882-4581, or Ask a Librarian!

If Ellis Library isn’t your library, this course reserves contact directory has contact information for all other campus libraries.

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Jennifer Gravley

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

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

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: July 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 articles come from the same journal:

The first article, Uterine Glands Coordinate on-Time Embryo Implantation and Impact Endometrial Decidualization for Pregnancy Success , was co-authored by Dr. Thomas Spencer of the Division of Animal Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.

The second article, Modular Cell-Internalizing Aptamer Nanostructure Enables Targeted Delivery of Large Functional Rnas in Cancer Cell Lines, was co-authored by Dr. David Porciani, Dr. Margaret Lange, Dr. Mark Daniels, and Dr. Donald Burke of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Biochemistry.

The articles were published in Nature Communications (impact factor of 12.353 in 2017).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/jul2018/

*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.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Higher-Quality Poster Printer Now Available

Higher-Quality Poster Printer Now Available

A new higher-quality plotter printer is now available in the MU Mail & Print Center (Digiprint) in Ellis Library.

The new print costs are $3.75/sq ft for students and $4.75/sq ft for faculty and staff. (Cash, credit, or MOcode only. Printing costs cannot be charged to student accounts.) The Mizzou Tigers enjoy the lowest poster-printing costs in the SEC!

Assistance is available on site. Click on “Digiprint Center” on our hours page for current hours information. If you have any questions about this service, call Digiprint at 573-882-7262.

The old plotter printer will no longer be available after July 29.

 

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Guest Access Computers Update

Six computers dedicated for guest access are now located in the James B. Nutter Family Information Commons alcove behind the Research Help and Information Desk in Ellis Library. All policies for guest accounts remain the same.

Guests can register for a free computer account at the Research Help and Information Desk. You need a current, valid government-issued photo ID. The account provides two hours of computer access per day.

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Jennifer Gravley

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

Health Sciences Library Wish List 2018: Books

The health sciences librarians  listed 100 of our “Most Wanted” books on the 2018 University Libraries book wish list. For as little as $22, you can help our continued mission of supporting health sciences teaching and research at MU.

To view the full list of titles we would have loved to purchase, please visit library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist

In spring of 2017, MU librarians created a wish list of over 400 titles that would enhance teaching and research, but that could not be purchased due to fiscal restraints. The response from alumni and friends exceeded our highest expectations. Fifty-six donors purchased 105 books and electronic book collections, totaling $22,270 in gifts.

Don’t see anything here that appeals to you? Let us know what you’re interested in at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu

 

 

 

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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.

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

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: June 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, Mutant Phenotypes for Thousands of Bacterial Genes of Unknown Function, was co-authored by Dr. Judy Wall, Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Joint Curators’ Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology. The article was published in Nature (impact factor of 40.137 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/jun2018/

*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.

home Databases & Electronic Resources, Resources and Services University Libraries Provide Resource for Suicide Prevention Student Group

University Libraries Provide Resource for Suicide Prevention Student Group

Here is a terrifying statistic: suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 10 to 34-year-olds*. According to the CDC, in the United States, someone takes their own life every 12.3 minutes. That’s over 44,000 people lost to suicide annually. The Mizzou Student Suicide Prevention Coalition (MSSPC) is working to change those statistics.

MSSPC is “a student organization at Mizzou founded to bring people of all backgrounds together to raise awareness for suicide prevention methods.”  Zach Lahr, the president of the organization, contacted Corrie Hutchinson, our Associate University Librarian for Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services, to ask for help procuring a license for a documentary, The S Word, for their week of action in April. The S Word is about a “suicide attempt survivor on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of courage, insight and humor.  Along the way, she discovers a rising national movement transforming personal struggles into action.”

This documentary is especially important as it includes interviews from a diverse group of people, including a veteran and members of the LGBTQ community, to show that this is a national problem that encompasses all populations.

Suicide is a difficult topic to address, and MSSPC wanted a streaming license for this documentary so that students on the MU campus would have the opportunity to view it.Hutchinson was not only able to procure the streaming rights in time to stream the video, but was able to find the library funding to purchase the video. Because of this, students who weren’t able to attend screenings can now view it on their own, with others, or even in various courses.

To view this documentary on campus, stream here: http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu/login?url=https://missouri.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/0_yur6xt37.  If MU students would like to view this off-campus, they can click here: http://merlin.mobius.umsystem.edu/record=b12278488~S8.

For more information on MSSPC, you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mizzousuicidepreventioncoalition/, as well as on their Twitter and Instagram accounts: @MizzouSSPC.

For more information on suicide, suicide prevention, and to get help, please visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

*according to the National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide.shtml

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SHP and Mizzou Libraries work to Reduce Student Costs with AOER

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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.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services New Nonfiction: Theft By Finding (Diaries 1977-2002) by David Sedaris

New Nonfiction: Theft By Finding (Diaries 1977-2002) by David Sedaris

Looking for your next summer read? University Libraries are here for you.

David Sedaris is a well-known writer (well, well-known to most people: https://goo.gl/hcFmQY) whose humorous essays tend to focus on his own crazy life in addition to the crazy lives of his family and friends. However, his new work changes things up a bit.

While Sedaris has never been one to hide anything, his honesty reaches new heights in his latest book, “Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).” The first of two volumes, this diary contains Sedaris’s observations on the world, which is different from most diaries, which contain the introspective thoughts and experiences of the writer. This creates a new kind of reading experience for fans of his previous works, offering a peephole into other people’s lives, and who doesn’t love that? Have you ever had a strange experience with a stranger, overheard a crazy conversation, or come across some hot gossip? While many of us might tell our friends and family, Sedaris told his journal, and now the world. Like many authors, he draws from life for his writing, and records the things around him. But unlike other writers, Sedaris records the little minutiae that some wouldn’t give a second thought. It’s an interesting look into the mind of a writer, and will inspire you to take an extra look/listen to things around you, and, possibly, start a journal of your own.

Check out this book at Ellis Library  or through MOBIUS.

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University Libraries Wish List 2018

In spring of 2017, MU librarians created a Wish List of over 400 titles that would enhance teaching and research, but that could not be purchased due to budget limitations. The response from alumni and friends exceeded our highest expectations. Fifty-six donors purchased 105 books and electronic book collections, totaling $22,270 in gifts. The gifts generated a great deal of excitement within our library staff!

This year our librarians have again created a list of over 500 titles they would have liked to purchase to support teaching and research at MU. Some are replacements for titles that have been worn out or not returned for several years and some are new purchases. We hope there is something here for everyone’s budget. Go to library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist to find a title of interest to you.

If you would like to help us add any of these titles to our collection, please select “Buy” in the righthand column, and follow instructions to purchase by credit card or check. If you need assistance with the purchase, Sheila Voss would be glad to help. E-mail or call Sheila at: vosss@missouri.edu or 573-882-9168.

Thank you for supporting our University Libraries!