home Workshops LibWIS Wednesday, March 14: Research Strategies, Part 2

LibWIS Wednesday, March 14: Research Strategies, Part 2

Research Strategies, Part 2
March 14
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

Discover which library resources are best for YOUR specific research. Learn time-saving tips for effective searching to find the research articles, reports, and other materials you need.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, March 16

Friday Workshop, March 16

Copyright: Respecting the Rights of Others and Protecting Your Own
March 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
159 Ellis Library and online

When is it ok to download, rip, stream, copy, distribute, or perform art, music, or scholarship created by others? What happens if you do something that’s not OK? What about your own creations? Should you assign your rights to your publisher, or retain some for yourself? We can’t give you legal advice, but we can point you to guides that will help you thread your way through the U.S. Copyright landscape.

Anne Barker, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, March 9

Friday Workshop, March 9

Law for the Lay Person
March 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ellis Library 159 and Online

Boost your knowledge of the U.S. legal system with this introduction to resources available for legal research. In this workshop, you will explore databases available at Mizzou, as well as other low cost and free legal resources.

Cindy Shearrer, Associate Law Librarian for Patron Services

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Ellis Library, Workshops LibWIS Wednesday, March 7: Open Lab

LibWIS Wednesday, March 7: Open Lab

LibWIS Open Lab
March 7
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

This open lab is a come-and-go session to help you with any library or research questions you have.

Bring in your assignments and questions, and library staff will be on hand to assist you as needed.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

home Ellis Library, Workshops LibWIS Wednesday, Feb. 28: Using Google for Research

LibWIS Wednesday, Feb. 28: Using Google for Research

Using Google for Research
February 28
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

How is the best way to use Google for research purposes?  What is Google Scholar, and how does it differ from the various research databases in the Libraries? What are other features in Google that can assist me as a student?

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session. We will show you how to adjust your Google settings to locate Mizzou resources more easily.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, March 2

Friday Workshop, March 2

Finding Health Literature: Keys to Searching PubMed, CINAHL & Scopus
March 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ellis Library 159

Explore the features that increase the power and precision of your searches for health literature. Learn how to use subject headings and field searching, how to save your searches, and more.

Rebecca Graves, HSL Educational Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books, Workshops Workshop on Books of Hours by SEC Faculty Visitor Cynthia Turner Camp

Workshop on Books of Hours by SEC Faculty Visitor Cynthia Turner Camp

March 8, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Special Collections and Rare Books, 401 Ellis Library

What is a Book of Hours? And why should you — whether you work in medieval literature, history, art history, or religion — know how to navigate them?

Books of Hours were ubiquitous from the fourteenth century into the Reformation. These prayerbooks, almost always in Latin, would have been found in nearly every literate layperson’s home, and they would have shaped the laity’s reading experiences and devotional life in ways we still don’t fully appreciate. Frequently studied for their often-exquisite illustrations, Books of Hours are also a treasure trove of texts. Few Books of Hours contained exactly the same sets of prayers; rather, they’re best considered “prayer anthologies” that are often tailored to specific devotional tastes. Prayers for Mary, the Passion, saints and angels; indulgenced prayers and mass prayers; scriptural passages and overwrought meditations; even personalized devotions and readers’ marginalia: the varied texts found in these manuscripts can provide insight into every aspect of late medieval spiritual life. However, their texts are rarely edited in full, and even “standard” prayers can vary significantly from one manuscript to another. As a result, Books of Hours are best studied in their original manuscript contexts — and this workshop will get you started with the tools you need to do that.

In this workshop, Dr. Cynthia Turner Camp of the University of Georgia’s English department will give you a crash course on Books of Hours. She’ll cover how they were used (and by whom), how they evolved from the monastic opus Dei, what their contents are, how they were made, and most importantly how you might approach these prayerbooks from different disciplinary standpoints. She’ll have resources for getting started with this manuscript genre and for advanced textual research, and you will spend as much time as possible examining full codices and single leaves from the Special Collections Library’s holdings.

Dr. Cynthia Turner Camp is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the English department at the University of Georgia. Her first book, Anglo-Saxon Saints’ Lives as History Writing in Late Medieval England (2015), considers the historiographic impact of Middle English saints’ lives, and her current project examines liturgical and memorial practices in English nunneries. She teaches regularly with the manuscripts in the UGA Special Collections Library, and is the principle investigator on the Hargrett Hours Project, a multi-semester, classroom based, student led research project that investigates the medieval manuscripts held at UGA.

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

home Ellis Library, Workshops LibWIS Wednesday, Feb. 21: Open Lab

LibWIS Wednesday, Feb. 21: Open Lab

LibWIS Open Lab
February 21
3:15-4:15 pm
Ellis Library Room 4D11

This open lab is a come-and-go session to help you with any library or research questions you have.

Bring in your assignments and questions, and library staff will be on hand to assist you as needed.

For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, Feb. 23

Friday Workshop, Feb. 23

Preserving and Promoting Your Research: Theses and Dissertations in MOspace
February 23  1 – 2 pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 and online

Providing online access to your thesis or dissertation makes it more visible and available to fellow researchers around the world. But what about copyright and other publishing agreements? Do you need to get permission to include images? Learn about all the options, logistics, and complications of promoting your work with MOspace, the online repository for all MU theses and dissertations issued since 2006.

Felicity Dykas, Head of Digital Services
Anne Barker, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Workshops Friday Workshop, Feb. 16

Friday Workshop, Feb. 16

Endnote
February 16 1-2pm
Ellis Library, Room 213 (in person only)

EndNote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in thousands of standard and journal-specific formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.

Michael Muchow, Research & Instructional Services Librarian

To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

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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.