Twenty Years of Successful Partnership

“The health sciences library is a jewel in the Mizzou library system,” says Dr. Vicki Conn, Professor Emerita at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

As a faculty member at the nursing school, Dr. Conn focused on why patients wouldn’t take their prescribed medications and finding ways to increase exercise in chronically ill adults. Her research spanned over many years and credits Diane Johnson with helping her throughout the journey.

“I was the principal investigator of three National Institutes of Health [NIH] R01 grants for enormous projects and [Diane’s] expertise was critical for securing funding,” relays Dr. Conn. Diane remained on the grants after the funding was secured, being named a co-investigator to assist with the “hard work,” as Dr. Conn calls it.

Diane Johnson

“[Diane] worked with my research staff to facilitate our easy access to the results of searches. For one of our projects, we evaluated over 37,000 potential studies for inclusion. The vast majority of those 37,000 were located by Diane. Diane was a central member of our research team.” With Diane as a member of the research team and closely working with the other researchers, allowed her to completely understand the project. Diane could easily adapt and change with search as needed and know the exact information the team found most beneficial.

Dr. Conn’s and her team also made great use of the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) department, requesting articles if they needed to be reviewed in their entirety. If the articles weren’t available on campus, ILL borrowed them from other libraries, making sure Dr. Conn and her research team had access to the articles necessary for their grants.

These services were something Dr. Conn highly valued over the twenty years of working with Diane and the library. “I suggest people become acquainted with a librarian. It is very important for the librarian to understand your program of research. A librarian who completely understands your program of research can by a wonderful research collaborator.”

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.

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.

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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.

Elsevier@Mizzou: Author Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to write a great paper, submit it to the right journal, and get accepted?  Join Elsevier’s David Parsons for an author workshop. The workshop will be Monday, April 29th from 3pm – 4pm in 114A Ellis Library. Attend this workshop to learn about:

  • Identifying the right journal
  • Using proper scientific language
  • Structuring your article
  • Understanding the peer review process
  • Open Access publishing
  • Publishing ethics
  • How to get your research noticed

Refreshments will be provided.  You must pre-register for this event at https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/5337666

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Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

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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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2019

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2019

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article:

Effect of Catheter Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy on Mortality, Stroke, Bleeding, and Cardiac Arrest among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: The CABANA Randomized Clinical Trial” was co-authored by Dr. Greg Flaker of the Department of Medicine-Cardiology. The article was published in JAMA (impact factor of 47.661 in 2017).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/mar2019/

*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.

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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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Show Me Mizzou Day at the Health Sciences Library

Show Me Mizzou Day at the Health Sciences Library

Show Me Mizzou Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   |   Free admission and parking

Join us for a day of discovery and fun. Explore our state’s flagship university through more than 100 events for people of all ages.

Create Edible DNA
Stop by the Health Sciences Library (across from the medical school) to learn about a variety of consumer health and library resources. Kids are welcome to come by to explore and map DNA with a fun activity.

Register for Show Me Mizzou Day

 

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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.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Are you attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare on April 27th and want to read up before you go?

The Health Sciences Library has several resources available to you in our collection, ranging from books to journals.

Click on the images to see how you can get access to these resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

home Hours, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Library Spring Break Hours

Health Sciences Library Spring Break Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be open over Spring Break.

Saturday, March 23rd: 10am-7pm

Sunday, March 24th: 2pm-11pm

Monday, March 25th-Thursday, March 28th: 7am-11pm

Friday, March 29th: 7am-6pm

Saturday, March 30th: 10am-7pm

Sunday, March 31st: 12pm-12am

University Libraries Hours

Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

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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.

home Cycle of Success, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Providing Access to Resources Directly to Students

Providing Access to Resources Directly to Students

This guest post is written by Dr. Marilyn James-Kracke, Associate Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology.

With the help of Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian, and Mike Spears, System Support Analyst, my students in medical pharmacology are included in the list of students who can use UpToDate and its Lexi-comp drug database for 15 assignments that teach information technology to premedical and prehealth professional students. Each assignment explores different components of drug monographs, drug interactions reports, calculators for renal function, disease treatment strategies and pill identifiers etc.

My students greatly appreciate this opportunity for professional training. These assignments provide additional valuable active learning components to this advanced basic science course.

Mike Spears
Rebecca Graves

For the Medical Physiology course and the Medical Pharmacology course, I provide direct links within the CANVAS course components to electronic textbooks so students can freely access any part of these well recognized textbooks using the library fees they pay as students. The students feel that I have their best interest at heart by saving them textbook dollars while also providing access to quality textbooks.

Thank you librarians for providing these excellent services to my students. I’m glad my students get a great library experience so they learn to value these resources as future professionals.

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.

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.

home Hours, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Exams in progress at the Health Sciences Library: March 21-22

Exams in progress at the Health Sciences Library: March 21-22

On March 21-22, the first floor will be restricted to 3rd year medical students for testing between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you need a book from the first floor, please visit the Service Desk.

Remember, if you need to print, use the Health Sciences Library Copy Room printers located on the main floor of the library.

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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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Available at the Health Sciences Library

Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Available at the Health Sciences Library

Capture your life’s adventures with the newly available GoPro HERO5 at the Health Sciences Library.

You can check out the camera and the kit for a 3 day period. Included in the kit:

  • Head Strap
  • Mounting Frame
  • Mounts
  • Batteries & Charger
  • SD Cards
  • Quick Start Guide

Did you know that you can submit your content for a GoPro award? There have been some great ones and perhaps one day, we will see yours up there!

Halloween wonder kid is one of our favorites.

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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.