MERLIN Catalog Unavailable March 30

Due to server maintenance, the MERLIN Catalog will not be available on Thursday, March 30.

Please consult the information page to learn about services affected.

Contact the Ellis Library Circulation Desk with questions.

Zalk Library: Spring Break Hours

Zalk Library Spring Break Hours: March 25 – April 1

Saturday, March 25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: Closed
Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, March 31: 7:30am – 3:00pm (please note early closure!)
Satruday, April 1: Closed

Regular hours resume on Sunday, April 2nd, at 2pm.

Have a happy and safe Spring Break!

University Libraries Hours

Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Three cats, two dogs, and one rabbit. Oh, how we love our fur-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Stitch!  Meet Reg!

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets

More Online Access to Vet Clinics!

We've added additional years of online access to Veterinary Clinics of North America!

You now have access to:

Veterinary Clinics of North America (1971 – 1978)

VCNA: Equine Practice (2002 – present) Note: online access prior to 2002 is not available from the publisher.

VCNA: Exotic Animal Practice (2002 – present)

VCNA: Food Animal Practice (1985 – present)

VCNA: Small Animal Practice (1979 – present)

These "backfiles" were purchased using gift funds. Enjoy!

Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2017

See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled. 

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Recent University of Missouri Publications- Medicine and Related Fields:

  1. Nguyen, T.H.D., Vardhanabhuti, B., Lin, M., Mustapha, A. Antibacterial properties of selenium nanoparticles and their toxicity to Caco-2 cells
  2. Thomas, J.M., Locke, J.W.C., Bishop, B.E., Abel, J.M., Ellersieck, M.R., Yelich, J.V., Poock, S.E., Smith, M.F., Patterson, D.J. Evaluation of the 14-d CIDR-PG and 9-d CIDR-PG protocols for synchronization of estrus in Bos indicus-influenced and Bos taurus beef heifers
  3. Stickles, S.P., Seithel, M., Sampson, C.S.Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis
  4. Green, D.J., Hopman, M.T.E., Padilla, J., Laughlin, M.H., Thijssen, D.H.J. Vascular adaptation to exercise in humans: Role of hemodynamic stimuli
  5. Gorka, S.M., Hedeker, D., Piasecki, T.M., Mermelstein, R. Impact of alcohol use motives and internalizing symptoms on mood changes in response to drinking: An ecological momentary assessment investigation
  6. Nagy, D.W. Diagnostics and Ancillary Tests of Neurologic Dysfunction in the Ruminant
  7. Reinke, W.M., Herman, K.C., Riley-Tillman, T.C., Johnson, A.H. Current Advances and Future Directions in Behavior Assessment
  8. Mohrmann, C., Armer, J., Hayashi, R.J. Challenges Evaluating Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Which Instrument Should Nurses Use?
  9. Claros, B., Edara, P., Sun, C. When driving on the left side is safe: Safety of the diverging diamond interchange ramp terminals
  10. Martin, E.A., Karcher, N.R., Bartholow, B.D., Siegle, G.J., Kerns, J.G. An electrophysiological investigation of emotional abnormalities in groups at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum personality disorders
  11. Reinke, W.M., Herman, K.C., Miller, F.G., Riley-Tillman, T.C., Chafouleas, S.M., Schardt, A.A. Direct Behavior Rating Instrumentation: Evaluating the Impact of Scale Formats
  12. Erikson, J.M., Valente, A.J., Mummidi, S., Kandikattu, H.K., Demarco, V.G., Bender, S.B., Fay, W.P., Siebenlist, U., Chandrasekar, B. Targeting TRAF3IP2 by genetic and interventional approaches inhibits ischemia/reperfusion-induced myocardial injury and adverse remodeling
  13. Grunz-Borgmann, E.A., Nichols, L.A., Wang, X., Parrish, A.R. Twist2 is upregulated in early stages of repair following acute kidney injury
  14. Mentor, S., Fisher, D. Aggressive antioxidant reductive stress impairs brain endothelial cell angiogenesis and blood brain barrier function
  15. Stormont, M., Young-Walker, L. Supporting professional development needs for early childhood teachers: An exploratory analysis of teacher perceptions of stress and challenging behavior
  16. Restaino, R.M., Deo, S.H., Parrish, A.R., Fadel, P.J., Padilla, J. Increased monocyte-derived reactive oxygen species in type 2 diabetes: role of endoplasmic reticulum stress
  17. Waqas, M., Kim, Y.-H., Khan, A.L., Shahzad, R., Asaf, S., Hamayun, M., Kang, S.-M., Khan, M.A., Lee, I.-J. Additive effects due to biochar and endophyte application enable soybean to enhance nutrient uptake and modulate nutritional parameters
  18. Khan, A.L., Gilani, S.A., Waqas, M., Al-Hosni, K., Al-Khiziri, S., Kim, Y.-H., Ali, L., Kang, S.-M., Asaf, S., Shahzad, R., Hussain, J., Lee, I.-J., Al-Harrasi, A. Endophytes from medicinal plants and their potential for producing indole acetic acid, improving seed germination and mitigating oxidative stress
  19. Li, Y., Geary, D.C. Children's visuospatial memory predicts mathematics achievement through early adolescence
  20. Ni, Y., Teng, T., Li, R., Simonyi, A., Sun, G.Y., Lee, J.C.TNFα alters occludin and cerebral endothelial permeability: Role of p38MAPK

 View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome). 


Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor


Journal Title

Impact Factor

Physiological Reviews


Development (Cambridge)


Plant Journal


Cardiovascular Diabetology


Journal Of Biological Chemistry


Frontiers In Microbiology




Biophysical Journal


Food Control


Drug And Alcohol Dependence


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.

Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: March 2017

Each month we feature one article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s article, entitled Vascular adaptation to exercise in humans: Role of hemodynamic stimuli , was co-authored in part by Dr. Jaume Padilla, Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology and Joint Assistant Professor, Departments of Child Health and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, and also Dr. M. Harold Laughlin, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Joint Professor in Medical Pharmacology and Physiology. The article was published in Physiological Reviews (impact factor 30.924 in 2015).


For the list of University of Missouri publications in medicine and related fields published this month, view results here (in Firefox or Chrome). 

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.

Resources for Veterinary Online Programs

Check out our new guide to library resources for Veterinary Online Programs!

We're here to help you succeed with your online classes. Contact us at any time!

Libraries Budget Update: Journal Cancellations

1 March 2017

The University Libraries are proceeding with the previously announced 1.2 million dollar reduction to our collections expenditures for FY17.

The March update to the University Libraries – FY17 Collections Budget page includes an list of titles recommended for cancellation from some of our main journal packages.

If you have any questions about the process or the titles recommended for cancellation, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Anderson