An Updated Look to the Health Sciences Library

While walking into the library, you may have noticed our updated look. At the end of May, we recieved new oversized chairs, table and booksehelf for our entry area, and a new computer table for the 2nd floor. This week our new computer chairs were delivered to complete our 2nd floor refresher. These new items were all provided in large part by a donation from Richard and Tootie Burns. Richard Burns is a practicing Columbia doctor who graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School, and Tootie Burns is a local Columbia artist. Their endowment, along with other HSL one-time and gift funds, helped update what we had before, to what we have now. 

We are so thankful for the Burns Endowment Fund. The Burns' gift was supplemented by other HSL funds in order to make maximum use of the opportunity to make a difference for our users. Enjoy!

Donors like the Burns Family are vital to our library. If you would like to help our library, please see our Giving Opportunities page

 

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.

Connect With Your Librarian via MU Connect!

Need expert research assistance with a paper or project for a class?  Research librarians are ready to help. Assigned to each academic department, librarians can help you identify resources and develop an efficient research strategy. We can meet you in person or online. To make an appointment,

  1. Login to MU Connect (https://muconnect.missouri.edu) with your PawPrint
  2. Click courses.
  3. Scroll to the course you need help with and click on the MU Libraries link.
  4. Click schedule appointment to see available meeting times.
  5. Click the + sign at the time you want to meet.

     

Health Sciences Library Wishlist: Books

The health sciences librarians have created a list of about 100 of our "Most Wanted" books, available at many price points. These are all titles we would have loved to purchase this year, but were not able to due to recent collection cuts. For as little as $35, you can help our contuinued mission of supporting teaching and research at MU.

See a full list of titles, please visit library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist/?singlebroadsubject=Medicine%20and%20Health%20Sciences

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.

Book Display: Lyme Disease

If you or your loved ones are spending any time outside this summer, you've probably heard of Lyme Disease. But have you ever wondered if there are strains of Lyme disease that are resistant to treatment? What new therapies have emerged? How is bio-control utilized to control tick and flea populations? What does bio-control do to the food web?  Find the answers to these questions and so many more by browsing our Lyme Disease book display.

Itching with curiosity? Bitten with a need for answers? Check out our new book display, located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library to the right of the entrance doors! 

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: June 2017

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

This month’s article, entitled “Frequency of evidence-based screening for retinopathy in type 1 diabetes”, was co-authored by Dr. Dean Hainsworth of the Department of Ophthalmology. The article was published in New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor 59.558 in 2015).

For the the overview list of recent 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.

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

Below is an overview of University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Please refer to our explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled.

See articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).

Did we miss anything? Please let us know at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.


  1. Effective use of SexedULTRA™ sex-sorted semen for timed artificial insemination of beef heifers. Thomas, J.M., Locke, J.W.C., Vishwanath, R., Hall, J.B., Ellersieck, M.R., Smith, M.F., Patterson, D.J.
     
  2. Cervical spinal cord and motor unit pathology in a canine model of SOD1-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Katz, M.L., Jensen, C.A., Student, J.T., Johnson, G.C., Coates, J.R.
     
  3. A longitudinal assessment of adherence to breast and cervical cancer screening recommendations among women with and without intellectual disability. Xu, X., McDermott, S.W., Mann, J.R., Hardin, J.W., Deroche, C.B., Carroll, D.D., Courtney-Long, E.A.
     
  4. A Proposed Algebra Assessment for Use in a Problem-Analysis Framework. Walick, C.M., Burns, M.K.
     
  5. Hot topic: 16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals the microbiome of the virgin and pregnant bovine uterus. Moore, S.G., Ericsson, A.C., Poock, S.E., Melendez, P., Lucy, M.C.
     
  6. Cancer as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease. Giza, D.E., Iliescu, G., Hassan, S., Marmagkiolis, K., Iliescu, C.
     
  7. Effects of intrauterine infusion of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide on uterine health, resolution of purulent vaginal discharge, and reproductive performance of lactating dairy cows. Moraes, J.G.N., Silva, P.R.B., Mendonça, L.G.D., Scanavez, A.A., Silva, J.C.C., Chebel, R.C.
     
  8. Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides? Vandenberg, L.N., Blumberg, B., Antoniou, M.N., Benbrook, C.M., Carroll, L., Colborn, T., Everett, L.G., Hansen, M., Landrigan, P.J., Lanphear, B.P., Mesnage, R., vom Saal, F.S., Welshons, W.V., Myers, J.P.
     
  9. Management of CAD in Patients with Active Cancer: the Interventional Cardiologists’ Perspective. Giza, D.E., Marmagkiolis, K., Mouhayar, E., Durand, J.-B., Iliescu, C.
     
  10. Effects of intrauterine infusion of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide on uterine mRNA gene expression and peripheral polymorphonuclear leukocytes in Jersey cows diagnosed with purulent vaginal discharge. Moraes, J.G.N., Mendonça, L.G.D., Silva, P.R.B., Scanavez, A.A., Galvão, K.N., Ballou, M.A., Worku, M., Chebel, R.C.
     
  11. Development and Validation of the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener-Student Rating Scale. Von Der Embse, N.P., Iaccarino, S., Mankin, A., Kilgus, S.P., Magen, E.
     
  12. Effect of position-specific single-point mutations and biophysical characterization of amyloidogenic peptide fragments identified from lattice corneal dystrophy patients. Anandalakshmi, V., Murugan, E., Leng, E.G.T., Ting, L.W., Chaurasia, S.S., Yamazaki, T., Nagashima, T., George, B.L., Peh, G.S.L., Pervushin, K., Lakshminarayanan, R., Mehta, J.S.
     
  13. The midgut transcriptome of Aedes aegypti fed with saline or protein meals containing chikungunya virus reveals genes potentially involved in viral midgut escape. Dong, S., Behura, S.K., Franz, A.W.E.
     
  14. H2O augments cytosolic calcium in nucleus tractus solitarii neurons via multiple voltage-gated calcium channels. Ostrowski, T.D., Dantzler, H.A., Polo-Parada, L., Kline, D.D.
     
  15. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibition with linagliptin reduces western diet-induced myocardial TRAF3IP2 expression, inflammation and fibrosis in female mice. Aroor, A.R., Habibi, J., Kandikattu, H.K., Garro-Kacher, M., Barron, B., Chen, D., Hayden, M.R., Whaley-Connell, A., Bender, S.B., Klein, T., Padilla, J., Sowers, J.R., Chandrasekar, B., DeMarco, V.G.
     
  16. Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America. Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G.H., Barreiro, L.B., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.-M., Pereira, J.B., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van Der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C.D., Hombert, J.-M., Quintana-Murci, L.
     
  17. The Peeing Pitcher: An Inquiry-Based, Laboratory Case Study of the Endocrine and Renal Systems. Stuart, P., Stuart, K., Milanick, M.
     
  18. Registration of ‘UA 5814HP’ soybean with high yield and high seed-protein content. Chen, P., Florez-Palacios, L., Orazaly, M., Manjarrez-Sandoval, P., Wu, C., Rupe, J.C., Dombek, D.G., Kirkpatrick, T., Robbins, R.T.
     
  19. Feasibility of pediatric game-based neurorehabilitation using telehealth technologies: A case report. Reifenberg, G., Gabrosek, G., Tanner, K., Harpster, K., Proffitt, R., Persch, A.
     
  20. Spinal Arachnoid Diverticula: Outcome in 96 Medically or Surgically Treated Dogs. Mauler, D.A., De Decker, S., De Risio, L., Volk, H.A., Dennis, R., Gielen, I., Van der Vekens, E., Goethals, K., Van Ham, L.

See articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).


 

Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor

Journal Title

Impact Factor

New England Journal Of Medicine

59.558

Science

34.661

Annual Review Of Plant Biology

22.131

Journal Of The National Cancer Institute

11.370

eLife

8.282

Human Molecular Genetics

5.985

Pediatrics

5.196

Current Opinion In Pharmacology

4.769

Cardiovascular Diabetology

4.534

Journal Of Medical Internet Research

4.532

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.

Skin Cancer Book Display

May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Come by J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library to check out our new display on Skin Cancer. Learn about diagnosis, treatment prevention, and the patient perspective. Have you ever wondered if we can prevent skin cancer with a vaccine? What surgical options are available for patients? If you spend time in the sun, check out our new book display. The display is located on the right hand side of the entrance doors! 

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Cycle of Success: Steve Friedman

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

Steve Friedman

Steve Friedman is the Senior Editor within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Steven manages the preparation and editing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, grant applications, and various presentations. Steve contacted Diane Johnson, Assistant Director at the Health Sciences Library, to help with an issue they ran into with a manuscript that was accepted back in May 2015. With a final proof sent in, they were waiting for the journal to publish their article. Knowing it was a quarterly published journal, the team knew it would take some time to see the published article, but the journal's last issue came out in April/June 2016, with no indication of any future issues. With no response from the editorial team, Steve asked Diane for her assistance. 

Diane Johnson

"I contacted Diane Johnson in January to see if she had heard of this journal either having troubles or if she knew of a better contact. Her persistence paid off, in that we were able to get the most responsive contact from Wolters Kluwers to date. The lead author emailed this contact and we found out a day later that the journal would release us from copyright obligations due to a prolonged contractual dispute. We have moved on, and just sent this paper to another journal. But we would still likely be stuck in limbo if Diane hadn't followed through with her great service. I am consistently impressed with the library's attention to service. Thank you!" 
 

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form. 

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.

Coming Soon to the Health Sciences Library!

Soon the Health Sciences Library will recieve an updated look in the front of our library. Our new look is graciously provided by a donation from Richard and Tootie Burns. Richard Burns graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School, and Tootie Burns is a local Columbia artist. Their endowment, along with other HSL one-time and gift funds, allowed us to purchase:

  • two chairs, a table, a bookshelf for the seating area under the stairs on the 2nd floor
  • new chairs and a new computer table where our 2nd floor computers are now

Please see our HSL Advisory Council spring minutes for an idea of what our new additions will look like.

For nostalgia purposes, here are some before photos. Take one last look at these gems from 1985 before it's too late. 🙂 

Before: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so thankful for the Burns Endowment Fund. The Burns' gift was supplemented by other HSL funds in order to make maximum use of the opportunity to make a difference for our users. Enjoy!

Donors like the Burns Family are vital to our library. If you would like to help our library, please see our Giving Opportunities page

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.

Health Sciences Library Summer Hours

Summer break is upon us, and while we won't be at the beach the entire summer (wouldn't that be nice?), the library will have some slightly different hours during.

Starting May 15th, our Information Desk will have shortened in-person hours from 10am- 2pm. Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 2pm-5pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk. The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open. The library summer hours are as follows:

Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday  7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Make sure to check our hours page for all University Libraries Summer Hours. And we hope you have a fantastic summer break!

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.