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Countdown to Finals: Library Hours

Before finals week, brush up on the hours the services are open at the Mizzou Libraries. Even though Ellis Library will be open 24/7, starting Sunday April 24th to Friday, May 13th, some services won’t be 24/7.

If you need help, the Ask Here Desk in Ellis is open Monday –Wednesday from 10 am–10 pm, Thursday 10am-7pm,and Sunday 12 am–10 pm. Our peer navigators are here to help! If you can’t make it into the library, you can always chat with a librarian almost 24 hours a day.

If you need to check out materials, the Circulation Desk is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – midnight, Friday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5pm.  However, if you want to check out books, there is a self-checkout machine available at all times. You can ask your other questions here too!

If you need the MU Print and Mail Center for projects or resumes, you can place your order online at ps.missouri.edu, or email them at muprinting@missouri.edu.

The specialized libraries on campus are not open 24/7, so make sure to check their hours. All library hours are available on the Mizzou Libraries homepage.

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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 Events and Exhibits Congratulations to the 2022 Undergraduate Research Contest Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Undergraduate Research Contest Award Winners

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest seeks to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Missouri.

Kathryn Colvin

This year the winner of the first place prize of a $500 scholarship is Kathryn Colvin, a junior studying English. Her project, “Hamlet and His Solution: ‘How All Occasions’ as Objective Correlative on Page and Screen,” was written for Dr. Kerwin’s Renaissance and 17th Century Literature course. When Dr. Kerwin was notified about Kathryn winning first place they said, “This is great news, and thank you for letting me know! That Kathryn is a very strong student. Normally I wouldn’t be in favor of shipping Missouri money to California, but this is good.”

Zoe Korte

The second place winner and recipient of a $250 scholarship is Zoe Korte, a senior studying English. Her project, “Love Laws: Trauma and Transgression in Morrison and Roy,” was written for Dr. Okonkwo’s Major Authors: Toni Morrison After Jazz course. Dr. Okonkwo said, “What great news! I won’t say that I’m surprised. Zoe is an outstanding student. I’ll be bragging that I know her; that I had the good fortune of having her in my Morrison class. BIG congratulations, Zoe. Well done.”

Kathyn and Zoe’s paper’s will be archived in MOspace, MU’s digital repository. You can see their projects, as well as past winner’s projects, here.

Special thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries for their support of this award.

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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.

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Chat With the Librarians From Home

Need research help? Working on your final paper or project? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

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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 2022

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2022

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

This month’s featured article, “Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement vs Supportive Group Therapy for Co-occurring Opioid Misuse and Chronic Pain in Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial “ was co-authored by Dr. Brett Froeliger of the Department of Psychiatry. The article was published in JAMA Internal Medicine (impact factor of 21.873 in 2020).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer also had two publications in JAMA as a part of the USPSTF:

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=March&Year=2022

*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 is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

New Books at the Health Sciences Library

We’ve bought a lot of new books lately at the Health Sciences Library. Below are a few of our favorite additions.

Find the complete list of this month’s new books here. 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.

Nursing research : reading, using, and creating evidence / Janet Houser.

Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Fifth Edition is a foundational text for students which teaches the basics for creating and using evidence in nursing practice. Today’s nurse needs to demonstrate proficiency in reading research, determining its use in their practice, and participating in the research process. The Fifth Edition is intuitively organized around the three main competencies – reading, using and creating evidence – all of which enable the reader to translate research into evidence in a practical way. This text is intended to teach and support the clinical practice of students, professional nurses returning to school, and practicing nurses that must apply evidence to patient care.

 

The handbook of sexuality in close relationships / edited by John H. Harvey, Amy Wenzel, Susan Sprecher.

Although sexuality is an integral part of close romantic relationships, research linking these two constructs has been less systematic than other areas pertaining to close relationships. To date, researchers in communication, sociology, family studies, psychology, and psychiatry, have made significant advances in both of these fields. The editors’ goal is to integrate this research into one volume. They bring together major scholars from the diversity of fields working on close relationship topics to examine past contributions and new directions in sexuality. The emphasis is on theoretical integration and stimulation, methodological rigor, and critical analysis.

 

Evidence based practice for health professionals : an interprofessional approach / Bernadette Howlett, Ellen J. Rogo, Teresa Gabiola Shelton

Evidence based practice (EBP) has become the standard in health care practice today. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the fundamentals of applying medical evidence to clinical practice and discussing research findings with patients and fellow professionals. This essential text explains the basic concepts of EBP, its applications in health care, and how to interpret biostatistics and biomedical research. With examples derived from multiple health professions, Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals teaches the skills needed to access and interpret research in order to successfully apply it to collaborative, patient-centered health care decisions. Students gain valuable practice with skill-building learning activities, such as explaining the evidence for treatments to patients, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals also helps prepare students to communicate knowledgeably with members of interprofessional healthcare teams as well as withpharmaceutical sales representatives.

 

Medical marijuana : a clinical handbook / Samoon Ahmad, Kevin P. Hill.

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook summarizes what is currently known about the positive and negative health impacts of cannabis, detailed pharmacological profiles of both THC and CBD, considerations for each medical specialty, treatment approaches used by practicing clinicians, and insights into the history of cannabis and the current regulatory environment in the United States. This concise, easy-to-navigate guide is an invaluable resource for physicians and residents, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other clinicians who seek reliable clinical guidelines in this growing area of health care

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Below is a list of recently published Pubmed articles from the University of Missouri related to COVID-19.

If you need assistance accessing the articles, please email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

Pubmed collection of MU authored COVID articles

Allen DZ, Challapalli S, McKee S, Lee KH, Bell CS, Roy S, Bowe S, Balakrishnan K, Chang CWD, Huang Z. Impact of COVID-19 on nationwide pediatric otolaryngology: Otitis media and myringotomy tube trends. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022;43(2):103369. Epub 20220111. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103369. PubMed PMID: 35033925; PMCID: PMC8748207.

 

Digala LP, Prasanna S, Rao P, Qureshi AI, Govindarajan R. Five Cases of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease With Positive COVID-19 Infection Reported Using Cerner Real-World Data™. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2022;23(3):169-70. doi: 10.1097/cnd.0000000000000362. PubMed PMID: 35188922.

 

Durante W. Targeting Arginine in COVID-19-Induced Immunopathology and Vasculopathy. Metabolites. 2022;12(3). Epub 20220311. doi: 10.3390/metabo12030240. PubMed PMID: 35323682.

 

Fabricius MM, Hitchcock NM, Reuter ZC, Simon ME, Pierce RP. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic & Telehealth Implementation in a Student Run Free Clinic. J Community Health. 2022;47(2):179-83. Epub 20210922. doi: 10.1007/s10900-021-01034-8. PubMed PMID: 34550505; PMCID: PMC8456683.

 

Govindarajan R, Vu AN, Salas RME, Miller AM, Sandness DJ, Said RR, Southerland AM, Fernandez A, Romano S, Sennott BJ, Patino-Murillas J, Soni M. Accelerated Implementation of a Virtual Neurology Clerkship Amid a Global Crisis. Neurology. 2022;98(7):279-86. Epub 20211217. doi: 10.1212/wnl.0000000000013222. PubMed PMID: 34921103.

 

Hsu AL, Johnson T, Phillips L, Nelson TB. Sources of Vaccine Hesitancy: Pregnancy, Infertility, Minority Concerns, and General Skepticism. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022;9(3):ofab433. Epub 20210818. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab433. PubMed PMID: 35141344; PMCID: PMC8385996.

 

Hsu AL, Ohler AM, Goldstein A, Truong S, Tang CY, Wan XF, McElroy JA. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Disease Severity: Pregnant vs Nonpregnant Women at 82 Facilities. Clin Infect Dis. 2022;74(3):467-71. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab441. PubMed PMID: 35148386.

 

Kataria S, Rogers S, Bilal U, Baktashi H, Singh R. Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Case Report and Literature Review. Cureus. 2022;14(1):e21374. Epub 20220118. doi: 10.7759/cureus.21374. PubMed PMID: 35198286; PMCID: PMC8854205.

 

Majee W, Anakwe A, Onyeaka K, Harvey IS. The Past Is so Present: Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among African American Adults Using Qualitative Data. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022:1-13. Epub 20220219. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01236-3. PubMed PMID: 35182372; PMCID: PMC8857529.

 

Minkove SJ, Geiger G, Llibre JM, Montgomery MW, West NE, Chida NM, Antar AAR, Dandachi D, Weld ED. Clinical outcomes after IL-6 blockade in patients with COVID-19 and HIV: a case series. AIDS Res Ther. 2022;19(1):6. Epub 20220211. doi: 10.1186/s12981-022-00430-x. PubMed PMID: 35148782; PMCID: PMC8832430.

 

Ojemolon PE, Kalidindi S, Ahlborn TA, Aihie OP, Awoyomi MI. Cytokine Release Syndrome Following Blinatumomab Therapy. Cureus. 2022;14(1):e21583. Epub 20220125. doi: 10.7759/cureus.21583. PubMed PMID: 35228941; PMCID: PMC8867529.

 

Sanoudou D, Hill MA, Belanger MJ, Arao K, Mantzoros CS. Editorial: Obesity, metabolic phenotypes and COVID-19. Metabolism. 2022;128:155121. Epub 20220110. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2021.155121. PubMed PMID: 35026232; PMCID: PMC8743503.

 

Ullah W, Ilyas M, Alam M, Bhak J, Tonellato PJ. A community call to action: mitigating COVID pandemic’s impact on mental health. Future Virol. 2022. Epub 20220317. doi: 10.2217/fvl-2021-0169. PubMed PMID: 35321003; PMCID: PMC8929480.

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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.

Laying the Research Foundation

This guest post is written by Dr. Jennifer O’Connor, Associate Teaching Professor and Dr. Becky Largent, Assistant Teaching Professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

What do you do with 60+ brand new doctoral students to get them on the right track as they begin their research? Talk to your librarian, of course.

Navigating MU’s Health Sciences Library resources can be overwhelming for new students, particularly those in distance mediated programs, such as nursing. As a part of a week-long intensive orientation, Rebecca Graves, our Health Sciences librarian, provides a two-hour workshop each summer to prepare nursing PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice students for several years of research activities.

Dr. Jennifer O’Connor

This two-hour workshop focuses on how to perform database searches and use reference management tools. In an interactive process, Rebecca guides our students through the search process with special emphasis on specific search techniques and strategies for ongoing organization of research materials. She has also made herself available to assist faculty whenever we have called. Rebecca has been willing to share her knowledge with students whenever needed, be it in the summer for a large group of doctoral students, via Zoom or in person, or in a variety of one-on-one meetings.

Dr. Becky Largent

Even through the pandemic, she continued to be a valuable resource for those students who were unexpectedly at a distance though individual and group Zoom meetings. As faculty, we count on Rebecca to help lay the foundation necessary for students to understand and implement evidence-based practice strategies. A Review of the Literature is one of the first major assignments in a doctoral program and can be a daunting undertaking—our health science librarian shows the students the path where all they see are tall weeds. “It’s like magic!” one student notes.

Rebecca S. Graves

Rebecca’s interactive style and health sciences knowledge is the blend students need to feel comfortable seeking support from Rebecca while knowing the guidance she is providing is accurate and usable. Many doctoral students have been away from academia for some time. The research and writing components of a doctoral program are typically the most intimidating aspects of seeking a terminal degree. Rebecca breaks down these very daunting aspects of doctoral education and makes them feel manageable and accomplishable.

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 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: February 2022

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: February 2022

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

This month’s featured article, “Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Extramammary Paget Disease” was co-authored by Dr. Nicholas Golda of the Department of Dermatology. The article was published in JAMA Oncology (impact factor of 31.777 in 2020).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=February&Year=2022

*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 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 Resources and Services Books That Pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test

Books That Pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test

Originally written by Danielle Gorman in Spring 2021

From Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, how many books do you know that barely pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test? The Bechdel-Wallace Test is a measurement used to determine the representation of women in media. There are only three requirements needed for a piece of media to pass this test. It must have at least two female characters, they must both have names, and they must talk to each other about something other than a man. While that may seem easy enough, some of the most popular pieces of media are still struggling to pass the test. This month, for Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some books that not just pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test but surpass the three requirements and focus on strong female-led stories by fantastic female authors! You can find these reads available at Mizzou libraries or request through our website.

 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

If you are looking for a classic read to celebrate Women’s History Month, then Little Women is the perfect choice for you. This story follows four sisters—Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo March— as they come of age during the Civil War. The timeless novel tackles themes such as first love, friendship, grief, and the bond of family; any reader can find themselves hidden inside these pages and characters. Perfect for any age, you’ll leave this story feeling heart-warmed and emotionally invested in this lively story.

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

This bestselling novel takes one of the most infamous Greek figures and turns her story on its head, leaving the reader routing for a newfound hero. Perfect for those interested in mythology and action-packed novels, Madeline Miller weaves a hypnotic and captivating story filled with beautiful language and characters. Circe will leave you attached to Miller’s mastery of storytelling and entranced by the power of a well-written female lead.

 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

If you haven’t yet gotten the chance to read this highly praised novel, this month is an excellent time to grab it from one of our libraries! The Handmaid’s Tale is an unforgettable, must-read novel that is great for readers looking for a heartbreaking yet eye-opening story. Set in dystopian America, this story follows Offred’s perspective, one of the women forced into the role of a “Handmaid”; women used to help reproduce children for the Republic of Gilead. Atwood’s writing is captivating and devastating. She perfectly crafts a page-turning story that leaves the reader searching for answers on every single page.

 

 

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The first novel in the four-part series, The Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend, tells the heartbreaking yet touching story of two young girls growing up in Naples in the 1950s. Elena Ferrante is a master at her craft, perfectly capturing the story of two best friends who come-of-age during a time where it feels like everything around them is falling apart. This novel leaves you aching for these characters’ struggles and places you directly onto the page with them. It is a must-read for those looking for a novel with strong friendships and characters that stick with you long after you close the book.

 

 

Sula by Toni Morrison

In this brilliant novel, Toni Morrison beautifully captures the female experience inside of a short 200-pages. We follow the story of Sula and Nel, two childhood best friends who grow apart in adulthood due to an unforgivable betrayal. This novel shows the unbreakable bond that can last between two women through all the good and bad experiences of life. Sula is a tragic and sometimes upsetting novel that is told with both love and bitterness. Morrison mixes all the messy emotions of life and creates a stunning story that leaves the reader comforted and wounded by its impact. This novel is truly a must-read piece of literature!

By Danielle Gorman / English Intern / Spring 2021
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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.