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From Art to Biology and Back Again

On March 4, MU Libraries’ Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB) division will open an exhibition in the Ellis Library Colonnade entitled Anatomical Illustration: Art Informing Science: 1543 -1950.

The exhibition will run in conjunction with the 6th Annual Life Sciences & Society Symposium: From Art to Biology and Back Again.  A wide variety of materials—books, prints, artifacts—from the collections of Special Collections & Rare Books, University Archives, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Rare Book Room and the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library will be displayed.

Michael Holland, the Director of SCARAB division, is the curator of the exhibit. The display will run till March 26th 2010.

Opening lecture entitled: “Art and Human Nature” by Professor Carsten Strathausen
Chair, MU Department of German & Russian Studies

  • Thurs. March 4, 2:00pm
  • Ellis Library Colonnade
  • home Resources and Services New title in PMC: Journal of Veterinary Science

    New title in PMC: Journal of Veterinary Science

    The Journal of Veterinary Science has been added to PubMed Central.

    Journal of Veterinary Science
    ISSN: 1229-845X (print) 1976-555X (electronic)
    URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1103/
    Archive includes September 2008 to present.
    Note: There is no embargo delay for this journal.

    home Resources and Services Resources for Equine Group

    Resources for Equine Group

    The Equine Group LibGuide is available at http://guides.vetmedlibrary.missouri.edu/equine.



    home Resources and Services In the Year 2010: EndNote Update

    In the Year 2010: EndNote Update

    EndNote X2 or earlier not recognizing the New Year? Getting a blank year field for 2010 citations?

    Update your EndNote program so that 2010 publication years appear in your EndNote records. Note: EndNote X3 imports the current year correctly.

    The free update is now available – see installation instructions. Once installed, this update corrects all future imports into EndNote. For 2010 records that were imported before the update was applied, please see the FAQ

    home Resources and Services Finding Journal Abbreviations

    Finding Journal Abbreviations

    Q: What does Anat Histol Embryol stand for?

    Q:What’s the official abbreviation for JVECC?

    Need help with a journal abbreviation?

    Two good resources:

    PubMed’s Journals Database: Enter in title words or abbreviation. The Journals database does list both MEDLINE abbreviation and ISO abbreviation (more often than not these are the same). If you’re preparing a manuscript, check the instructions for authors on which official abbreviation to use.

    CAS Source Index (CASSI): From the American Chemical Society. Choose Title or Abbreviation from the drop-down menu. Does not include all veterinary journals, but does include some science journals not found in PubMed.

    A: Anatomia, histologia, embryologia

    A: J Vet Emerg Crit Care

    Bonus question: How is Vaccine abbreviated?

    Trick question! One-word journal titles are not abbreviated.

    home Resources and Services New FDA Pet Health & Safety Widget

    New FDA Pet Health & Safety Widget

    The FDA has recently updated its veterinary resources page and has created a Pet Health & Safety widget. More information about the widget.

    Flash player 9 is required.

    home Resources and Services CAB Abstracts hits six million records

    CAB Abstracts hits six million records

    CAB abstracts has hit a milestone! Search CAB.


    CABI News release

    Monday 30 November 2009

    CAB Abstracts hits six million records

    CABI’s life sciences bibliographic database, CAB Abstracts, has reached six million records. This important milestone means that users have a complete perspective of international research through access to an ever increasing number of key scientific articles.

    “The six million record milestone shows how we continue to expand our service and now we also include the full text of hard-to-find literature, 65,000 articles to date, to add further value for our customers,” said Dr Shaun Hobbs, Global Director of Content Development at CABI.

    CAB Abstracts is a comprehensive bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database that covers over 150 countries, and over 50 languages. The subject coverage is extensive, including all aspects of agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.

    As well as selecting from thousands of core scientific journals, CAB Abstracts also offers extensive coverage of  ‘grey’ literature from around the world including: annual reports, general reports, books/book chapters, handbooks, bulletins, monographs, conference proceedings, newsletters, discussion papers, technical information, field notes and theses.

    CAB Abstracts full text content consists of journal articles, conference papers and reports – 75% of which are not available electronically anywhere else.

    home Resources and Services EndNote and the New PubMed

    EndNote and the New PubMed

    With the PubMed redesign, the instructions for exporting citations from PubMed to EndNote have changed slightly.

    Step-by-step instructions:

    1. In PubMed, perform your search.
    2. Use the check boxes to mark the items you want to export to EndNote. You can send the items to the Clipboard for later downloading using the Send to drop-down menu.
    3. When you are ready to export your citation (or from the Clipboard), click the Send to menu.
    4. Select File under Choose Destination.
    5. Select MEDLINE from the Format drop-down menu.
    6. Click Create File (you may need to turn off pop-up blockers).
    7. Save the file to your desktop as a .txt document.
    8. In EndNote, choose File > Import.
    9. Under Import Data, browse to find your .txt file.
    10. Select PubMed (NLM) filter for the Import Option. If you do not see PubMed (NLM) on the drop-down menu, click Other Filters. Browse to PubMed (NLM).
    11. Click Import

    Note: Most browsers require you to save the PubMed information as a .txt file and then use the PubMed (NLM) filter to import records.

    However, depending on your browser and settings, you may be able to Open the text file with EndNote instead of saving it (step 7 above). If you open the text file with EndNote, choose the PubMed (NLM) filter in order to import your records.

    Of course, you can still connect to PubMed from within EndNote using the PubMed (NLM) connection file. The connection file is great for quickly getting known items into your EndNote library. However, if you’re doing extensive subject searching, it’s best to search PubMed directly to take advantange of its searching capabilities–and then export those citations to EndNote.

    Questions? Contact Kate.

    home Resources and Services PubMed Redesign

    PubMed Redesign

    The new PubMed has arrived.

    Major changes include:

    Limits, History, and Details tabs have been consolidated into the Advanced Search.

    MeSH terms available on the Abstract Display. [No more Citation display or AbstractPlus display.]

    Results filters have been moved to the right.

    The link to the Clipboard only displays if there are items in the Clipboard.

    Searching capabilities (automatic term mapping; etc.) remain the same.

    More information can be found in NLM’s Technical Bulletin and in PubMed’s tutorials

    Have questions about the redesign? Can’t figure out what the heck is going on? Contact Kate.

    home Events and Exhibits October is National Medical Librarians Month

    October is National Medical Librarians Month

    Have you hugged your medical librarian today?

    The Medical Library Association (MLA) created the NMLM observance to raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional. Patients and those in the health care community need the specialized services that medical librarians provide now more than ever before.

    The Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of MLA is one of the most active and engaged sections!

    Let the staff of Zalk Veterinary Medical Library know what we can do for you!

    October is National Medical Librarians Month
    October is National Medical Librarians Month