Paper copies have now been moved to Health Sciences Library Reserve and are available for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times. Please be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.
Unfortunately, we don't have all the books required for every class. If we don't have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.
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.
The University Libraries are excited to announce that Ann Campion Riley, acting director of MU Libraries, has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian effective July 1.
Riley joined MU in 2007 as the associate director for access, collections and technical services and was appointed acting director of MU Libraries in July 2015. During her tenure at Mizzou, she has increased partnerships with other AAU and SEC institutions and has been instrumental in fundraising, including a recent student initiative designed to enhance library offerings and services.
Riley is a nationally-recognized leader with nearly 30 years of professional service in academic and research libraries. She served as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2015, representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians, and was honored as a research library leadership fellow by the Association of Research Libraries. She is a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education.
Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.
Interim Chancellor and Provost Garnett Stokes released the following statement:
"I am confident that she will continue to provide strong leadership for MU Libraries. She is a true champion and has tirelessly worked to support and preserve the library services and information resources upon which MU faculty, students and staff have come to rely."
We couldn't agree more. Congratulations, Vice Provost Riley!
The Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome back photographer Jim Jones. Jim highlights the beauty of his surroundings through digitally altered photographs. The photos on display showcase areas in or near Columbia and some landmarks in Washington D.C. This display will remain up through August 31st.
Are you curious how dietary sugars impact our physical performance? Do you know about the addictive nature of dietary sugar and nonsugar substitutes? How is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease treated? If you've ever asked yourself these questions or if you are working in healthcare, come check out the Health Science Libraries new book display on Metabolic Syndrome. The National Institute of Health says that Metabolic Syndrome is one of the fastest growing risk factors for heart disease in the United States. Make sure to check out the close relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular disease. Educate yourself on prevention, treatment, management , and patient education related to these risk factors.
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.
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.
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!
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.