The University of Missouri Libraries currently have Beta access to a new text and data mining service from JSTOR and Portico. This is a new, free tool that enables TDM access to over 30 million journal articles, book chapters, and research reports in the JSTOR and Portico databases. The tool provides online access to a computing environment (Python, jupyter notebooks) for building and analyzing datasets, along with extensively-documented tutorial notebooks and additional learning resources for beginning Python and TDM techniques.
Our access to the beta allows for larger datasets and additional computing resources over the free tier, so to get started visit our guide for up-to-date information, access links, and workshop information.
Mizzou Libraries now provides online access to BCC Research. This database is replacing Frost and Sullivan (access set to expire December 31st).
BCC Research provides access to market research reports and market forecasting in mostly STEM centered areas – advanced materials, plastics, biotech, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, sensors, chemicals, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies. Over 250 research reports are published annually.
If you have questions about the database or how to use it, you can contact our business librarian Gwen Gray
MOspace is an online repository for the scholarly and creative works of MU faculty, students, and staff. MOspace also includes numerous University of Missouri publications from an 1857 list of library publications to the most recent copy of the Mizzou alumni magazine. Most of the resources are freely available on the web.
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Mizzou Libraries has access to many ebooks and we have an easy way for you to search for them.
Go to library.missouri.edu, click on the Books & Media tab above the main search box. Type out your topic or the name of the book you are looking for in the search box. Click the search ebooks button (see the image below for an example).
For books in health sciences, take a look at the Health Sciences Library ebook page.
For books in veterinary medicine, take a look at the Zalk Library ebook page.
For books in journalism and communication, take a look at the Journalism Library ebook page.
If you get stuck or have a question, our 24/6 chat is on the right hand side of the screen. We are here for you.
We are pleased to announce that the University of Missouri Libraries now has an additional route for faculty, staff and students to access library books while our doors remain closed. The HathiTrust Digital Library’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) is now activated! This allows our users temporary online access to some materials from our print collection.
Here is some important information about using the HathiTrust Digital Libary:
- Login with your university ID to see the temporary access materials.
- To activate temporary access once logged in you need to click “check out.” The loan lasts one hour but can be renewed as long as another user is not trying to access the same material.
- Temporary access only permits downloading one page at a time.
- Additonal materials (that are not under copyright) with full-text access are always available through HathiTrust. Those items are indicated by “full text” rather than “temporary access.”
- Full-text access allows downloading of the entire book.
You can watch this video for help.
For more information see HathiTrust’s ETAS: Information for Users. For your convenience, this and other temporary resources are listed at Open Educational and Research Resources: Complimentary Publisher and Vendor Access During COVID-19 Outbreak.
For more information or assistance finding these and other materials during the library’s building closure, use our Ask a Librarian service or contact your subject specialist.
While their covers and titles can be on the generic side, annual reports of State Agencies are filled with interesting information that can be hard to find anywhere else. A great example of this is the Annual Report of the Department of Liquor Control of the State of Missouri, which has chronicled the production and consumption of alcohol in the Show-Me State for four decades.
The Missouri Department of Liquor Control was established in 1934 with two major functions, the collection of revenue and law enforcement. As such, their annual reports are filled with statistical tables detailing how much beer, wine and liquor was produced in and shipped out of Missouri each year, per capita consumption, types of violations charged and more.
The links below contain samples of some of these fascinating tables from 1938 to 1968, including how many millions of gallons of liquor, beer and wine were consumed per year:
If this just wets your whistle and you want to learn more, visit Government Documents in Ellis Library.
The Architectural Review is “a curated selection of the best architectural ideas in the world to inspire your mind and feed your soul,” as described on their website. This magazine is a monthly international architectural magazine, which has been published in London since 1896. It features a collection of significant buildings from around the world, accompanied by critiques, photography, drawings, and technical details. The Architectural Review also includes commentary that focuses on the history of the buildings, the social impact, and the reasons why certain choices were made.
MU Ellis Library has been collecting the magazine since 1896. Online access is available for issues after 5/1/1993 and can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2UIkIWp. Paper copies are available from 1896-present. To view the records, please click here: http://merlin.lib.umsystem.edu/record=b1878198.
The December 2018/January 2019 naturally caught our eye because it is the library issue, which features books and buildings, “with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world, including the winner of the AR Library awards.”
Their digital content is updated daily and can be viewed at https://www.architectural-review.com/.
A few recent additions in MOspace throw us back to the year of 1903 at the University of Missouri.
A map in the 1903 course catalog shows the locations of buildings on campus. The campus has grown significantly since then!
The Bulletin of the University of Missouri, July 1903 is illustrated with photographs of campus buildings, including those below.
Read Hall, opened in September 1903, was the first dormitory for women at the University of Missouri. “The rooms in Read Hall are single and in suites, and are furnished with single bed, chiffonier, washstand, study table and two chairs for each occupant.” To find out more about other early dormitories and fraternity houses on campus, check out Student homes of the University of Missouri.
Other useful sites:
MU in Brick and mortar
MU map collection in MOspace