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:

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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 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!

home 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 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 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 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.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Need Help Downloading Zotero?

Need Help Downloading Zotero?

First of all, what is Zotero, and why might you want to use it? If you’ve ever worried about plagiarism after losing track of where the text you cut-and-pasted into your notes came from or whose idea you were paraphrasing where, a research tool like Zotero can help. It keeps all of your citations in one location, and it can format those citations in hundreds of styles (including in-text citations and your reference list). How much does this amazing program cost? Good news, Zotero is free and open source. Interested? Ellis Library offers workshops on using Zotero, and you can find lots of information in our handy guide.

To get Zotero, you can download the latest version from their website, or you can stop by the Ellis Library Reference Desk for one-on-one assistance downloading Zotero to your laptop. Technical help getting Zotero installed on your laptop is available during these hours:

Monday 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday noon – 7 pm

If you are planning on attending the Zotero session of LibWIS on September 15th, you must have it installed on your laptop before the session begins at 3:15 pm. Stop by the reference desk at one of the times above, or help will be available in the classroom from 3:00-3:15 pm.

Jennifer Gravley

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

Need an Article? Tweet #MizzouPDF

Found an article online, but aren’t sure how to get the entire article? Did the website ask you to sign in or pay a fee? Want an easy way to request an article while searching on your phone? Request your article via Twitter using #MizzouPDF.

In your tweet, be sure to use an identifier like a DOI, PMID, article title, or any information you have about the article. Including your MU pawprint will make the process faster, but we can private message you back if you don’t want to include your pawprint. With the information you’ve given us, we will send the article through your university email. It’s simple to do! Here is a good example of how to tweet your article request:

This service is open to current MU faculty, students, and staff.

Remember, you can still request articles while in databases like PubMed, Scopus, EbscoHost, etc., by clicking on and selecting “Request a copy”.

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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.

Kanopy Streaming Media

Kanopy is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows colleges and universities to stream more than 26,000 films.  They have classic cinema, Indie Films and top documentaries.

You can browse the collection in Merlin by either doing an author search for kanopy  or by going to Kanopy Streaming Films and Documentaries website

Available on ROKU or IOS or Android 

 

 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 27 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.