home Ellis Library, Resources and Services New VoiceIn: Denmark to Columbia

New VoiceIn: Denmark to Columbia

In this episode, Denmark to Columbia, Elisabeth Ivens talks about her experience as an exchange student at Mizzou. Elisabeth is from Copenhagen, Denmark and an exchange student in School of Journalism. We discuss dorm life, food, and cultural differences in this fun conversation!

Voice In is a podcast about Mizzou students. This project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab in Ellis Library was created to learn about students’ lives and their relationship to libraries.

Check back on our site every month or subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app!

TAGS:

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 Ellis Library, Resources and Services Welcome, Peer Navigators!

Welcome, Peer Navigators!

This semester, the Research and Information Services Division of Ellis Library is fortunate to have undergraduate students providing assistance at the “Ask Here” desk in the colonnade on the first floor of Ellis Sundays-Thursdays. Their purpose is to create a more accessible environment for students to ask questions​. They will be giving directions, making referrals, and helping with behind-the-scenes projects. We are so excited to welcome them to the library!

home Databases & Electronic Resources, Ellis Library, Resources and Services New Database: Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2014

New Database: Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2014

MU Libraries is pleased to provide access to Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2014

Since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has provided a platform for an ever-expanding range of international thinkers, writers, and critics. This historical archive facilitates the study of the development of ideas and perspectives and identifies previously anonymous authors.

If you have questions about the database or how to use it, contact your librarian at ask@missouri.libanswers.com.

TAGS:

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 Databases & Electronic Resources, Ellis Library, Resources and Services New Database: British Literary Manuscripts Online

New Database: British Literary Manuscripts Online

MU Libraries is pleased to provide access to British Literary Manuscripts Online.

British Literary Manuscripts Online provides facsimile images of literary manuscripts, letters, diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen, but text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable. We have access to both parts: Medieval and Renaissance, and c. 1660-1900. This site also provides links to related resources, including paleography courses, images, maps, bibliographies, and digital scholarship.

If you have questions about the database or how to use it, contact your librarian at ask@missouri.libanswers.com.

TAGS:

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 Ellis Library, Special Collections and Archives, Staff news Construction in Special Collections

Construction in Special Collections

Researchers, take note: a construction project adjacent to the Special Collections and Archives reading room will mean additional noise and traffic in room 401 over the next few weeks. Please contact us if you would like to schedule an alternative space for your research appointment.

This project will result in upgraded climate control for some of our most vulnerable materials, so please excuse the mess!

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is head of the Special Collections and Rare Books department.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Welcome to Mizzou Libraries

Welcome to Mizzou Libraries

Welcome back, Tigers!

We are looking forward to the spring semester, and we want to remind you about the library resources and services that are vital to your success at Mizzou.

Visit our Welcome website to get started. We hope you have a safe and successful semester!

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 Ellis Library, Resources and Services Voice In: A project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab

Voice In: A project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab

Voice In is a podcast about Mizzou students. This project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab in Ellis Library was created to learn about students’ lives and their relationship to libraries.

In the first episode, Coffee Talks, we talk to junior Brooklyn Behrands about her coffee Instagram account, favorite place in Ellis Library and her insight on the best coffee shops in Columbia, including our very own Bookmark Cafe!

Check back on our site every month or subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app. https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dml/voicein

home Ellis Library, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Protect Yourself and Your Research from Predatory Journal Publishers

Protect Yourself and Your Research from Predatory Journal Publishers

Predatory publishing doesn’t just take advantage of authors by misrepresenting review, editorial, and fee structures. It also hinders access to the work itself, hurting the overall enterprise of research. The epidemic of predatory journals reached serious enough heights in 2016 that the Federal Trade Commission charged OMICS, one such publisher of hundreds of predatory journals, for its deceptive practices.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” says Janice Dysart, Science Librarian and creator of the Where to Publish Your Research guide. “Be wary of these email solicitations from publishers trying to get you to submit articles to their journals.” She recommends using the Think Check Submit checklist to determine whether a publisher is legitimate.

Anyone can fall victim to predatory journal publishers. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Textile and Apparel Management, relates her experience after a graduate student recommended a journal a few years ago. She says, “I didn’t think twice about it. We submitted our paper and got accepted without any revisions. Then they were asking us to send money somewhere in Pakistan.” She still didn’t realize what was happening because she hadn’t even heard of “predatory journals.”

That all changed about a year later when she learned of a list of predatory journals from her colleagues. “We found out that our journal was on that list,” she says. They tried to withdraw their work from the publication but couldn’t. Because the journal wasn’t legitimate, the article could only be found via the specific URL and not by searching, so they pulled the publication information from their CVs. Jung says, “We had to take that manuscript as a loss because we couldn’t even take that paper to other publishers since, technically, it is already published.”

After that experience, Jung now checks with her subject librarian, Noël Kopriva, every time she encounters a journal she hasn’t heard of, “no matter how good the website looks.” Jung advises, “Be careful with choosing the right journals. Do not get fooled by address, location, a beautiful website, and a wonderful set of editorial board names. Check with your librarian first when in doubt!”

For more information on how to spot predatory journal publishers, see our Where to Publish Your Research guide or contact your subject librarian

Originally published in 2018 by Jen Gravley, Research and Instruction Librarian

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services What Books Do You Like To Read?- Popular Reading Pilot at Mizzou Libraries

What Books Do You Like To Read?- Popular Reading Pilot at Mizzou Libraries

At Mizzou Libraries, we are launching a pilot program with the Daniel Boone Regional Library to provide popular reading material for Mizzou students.

We’d like to hear from you to help us stock this collection with books you most like to read.

You can take the survey here: https://bit.ly/3DT8OPu

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 Ellis Library Join Our Team: We Are Hiring Part-Time Safety Officers

Join Our Team: We Are Hiring Part-Time Safety Officers

Looking for a part-time position? We are hiring part-time Safety Officers to work at Ellis Library.

To apply, visit https://hiremizzoutigers.com/  and search for job #5355365.

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.