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Workshop Recommendation: Peer Review Excellence, Oct. 5

An invitation to join us in an online peer review workshop

Only 30 spots left – Register Today!

Peer review is a critical component of the scientific process. When completed properly by dedicated and competent reviewers, it helps to safeguard the quality, validity, authority, and rigor of academic work.

To help provide the next generation of peer reviewers with the skills they need, we have created the first peer review training program, designed specifically for researchers in the physical sciences.

You are invited to a free interactive online workshop focusing on peer review in materials engineering, co-chaired by Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University.

Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

What will you learn in this peer review workshop?
Our unique interactive workshop, co-delivered by Professor Lakhtakia, will enhance your ability and skills to review with confidence. You will be given guidance throughout the workshop and will work towards writing a review of a short manuscript with support from an IOP Publishing peer review editor.

Workshop duration:
The online workshop will run for 3 hours

Key focus:
• Peer review fundamentals
• Models of peer review
• How to become a peer reviewer
• What to look out for
• How to write an excellent reviewer report
• Ethical issues in peer review

Become an IOP Trusted Reviewer
On successfully completing this workshop, you will have the opportunity to achieve IOP Trusted Reviewer status by submitting your reviewer report, as graded by our experienced editors. IOP Trusted Reviewer status will indicate that you have reached a high level of peer review competence and the ability to critique scientific literature to a high standard.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the workshop.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to any of your colleagues that will find this workshop of interest to them.

Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia
Pennsylvania State University
Laura Feetham
Reviewer Engagement Manager IOP Publishing

MU Remembers: Honors with Books

This year’s MU Remembers ceremony, commemorating students who have passed away in the last year, was held virtually on September 4. A book in honor of each student will be added to the University of Missouri Libraries’ collection. Commemorative bookplates are placed inside the books, and students are listed as honorees on the books’ library catalog records. For more information about our Honor with Books program, click here.

The students’ names and the books selected in their memory are listed below.


Freddie Abney (Mizzou Online): Lambert, Heath. (2016). A theology of biblical counseling: The doctrinal foundations of counseling ministry.

Kris Ahn (College of Arts and Science): Shank, Gary D., & Pringle, Janice, & Brown, Launcelot. (2018). Understanding education research: A guide to critical reading

Mark Auden (College of Arts and Science): Beineke, Jennifer, & Rosenhouse, Jason (eds.). (2016). The mathematics of various entertaining subjects: Research in recreational math.

Steven Bailot (School of Law): Dias, Gonçalo, & Couciero, Micael S. (2015). The science of golf putting: A complete guide for researchers, players and coaches

Marcia Berry (College of Arts and Science): Mason, Clifford. (2020). Macbeth in Harlem: Black theater in America from the beginning to Raisin in the Sun

Kevin Bowers (College of Engineering): Miles, Matt. (2017). Missouri: Wild and wonderful

Christopher Butler (College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources): Mercier, Stephanie, & Halbrook, Steve A. (2020). Agricultural policy of the United States: Historic foundations and 21st century issues

Arthur DeQuire (College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources): Berger-Tal, Oded, & Saltz, David (eds.). (2016). Conservation behavior: Applying behavioral ecology to wildlife conservation and management

Kaleb Hong (College of Arts and Science): Knapp, Samuel J. (2020). Suicide prevention: an ethically and scientifically informed approach

Raina Knight-Denton (Trulaske College of Business): Goodman, Ken, & Fries, Peter H., & Strauss, Steven L. (2016). Reading: The grand illusion: How and why people make sense of print

Tyler Kurtz (Trulaske College of Business): McManus, Sam. (2019). Running to glory: An unlikely team, a challenging season, and chasing the American dream

Merryum Munir (College of Arts and Science):Papadopoulos, Irena. (2018). Culturally competent compassion; A guide for healthcare students and practitioners

Cassidy “Graham” Pelchat (College of Engineering): Kumar, Kaushik, & Zindani, Divya, & Davim, J. Paolo. (2020). Mastering solidworks: Practical examples

Erik Severson (Trulaske College of Business): Goodavage, Maria. (2019). Doctor dogs: How our best friends are becoming our best medicine

Alyssa Turner (School of Health Professions): Hemphill, Barbara. (2020). Occupational therapy and spirituality

Logan Warnecke (Trulaske College of Business): Burkitt, Hugh. (2014). Marketing excellence 3: Award-winning companies reveal the secrets of their success


Napolean Chagnon (College of Arts and Science): Schmidt, Peter R., & Kehoe, Alice B. (eds.). (2019). Archaeologies of listening

Mark Hinjosa (School of Journalism): Christ, William G., &n De Abreu, Belinha S. (eds.). (2020). Media literacy in a disruptive media environment

William Salzer (College of Medicine): Baker, Carol J. (ed.). (2020). Red book atlas of pediatric infectious diseases

Rachel Wilson (Trulaske College of Business): Ting, Anthony. (2013). The taxation of corporate groups under consolidation: An international comparison


Wesley Barnes (Campus Facilities): Holmstrom, Darwin. (2016). American muscle cars: A full throttle history

Melissa Connor (Student Affairs): O’Neill, Dan. (2019). When the blues go marching in: An illustrated timeline of St. Louis Blues hockey (Championship ed.)

Willie Cox (Intercollegiate Activities): Rios, Bernardo Ramirez. (2019). Transnational sport in the American west: Oaxaca California basketball

Paul Ellifrit (College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources): Koprowski, John L., & Krausman, Paul R. (eds.). (2019). International wildlife management: Conservation challenges in a changing world

Paula Fleming (College of Arts and Science): Gilmour, Rachael. (2020). Bad English: Literature, multilingualism, and the politics of language in contemporary Britain

Judy Gentzsch (Hospital Nursing Services): Harris, James, & Roussel, Linda, & Thomas, Tricia (eds.). (2018). Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: a practical guide

Charles Graham (College of Human Environmental Sciences): Heyer, Katharina. (2015). Rights enabled: The disability revolution, from the US, to Germany and Japan, to the United Nations

Nicole Guillames (School of Medicine): Higgins, Robert S.D., & Sanchez, Juan A. (2018). The multi-organ donor: A guide to selection, preservation and procurement

Melissa Johnson (MU Hospital): The American Cancer Society (ed.) (2018). The American Cancer Society’s principles of oncology: Prevention to survivorship

Wayne McDaniel (Office of Research): Cunningham, James A, & Harney, Brian, & Fitzgerald, Ciara. (2020). Effective technology transfer offices: A business model framework

Aaron McGee (College of Education): Menickelli, Justin, & Pickens, Ryan “Slim.” (2016). The definitive guide to disc golf

Edward McKane (Campus Operations): Rizzo, Albert “Skip,” & Bouchard, Stephane (eds.). (2019). Virtual reality for psychological and neurocognitive interventions

Emily Meyer (College of Veterinary Medicine): Wynne, Clive D. L. (2019). Dog is love: How and why your dog loves you

Sherrie Neff (Office of Research): Stewart, Nikita. (2020). Troop 6000: The girl scout troop that began in a shelter and inspired the world

Christy Old (School of Medicine): Jespersen, Elias A. (ed.) (2019). Exploring the opportunities and challenges of medical students

Gordon Phillips (MU Hospital): Chan, Emily Ying Yang. (2020). Disaster public health and older people

Asia Plagman (Student Affairs): Harper, Graeme. (2020). Discovering creative writing

Michelle Robinett (Pharmacy and Laboratory Services): Dasgupta, Amitava, & Sepulveda, Jorge. (2019). Accurate results in the clinical laboratory: A guide to error detection and correction

Alyssa Schell (Campus Operations): Casey, Sarah, & Davies, Gerry. (2020). Drawing investigations: Graphic relationships with science, culture and environment

Connie Sprague (Intercollegiate Athletics): Qiande, Zhang, & Hondago, Yuan. (2018). Modern reader on the Chinese classics of flower arrangement: On vase flower arrangement & history of vases

Lawrence Vaught (Office of the Provost): Fox, Juliet. (2019). Community radio’s amplification of communication for social change. Cham, Switzerland

Timothy Whalen (Campus Facilities): Sablin, Ivan. (2018). The rise and fall of Russia’s far eastern republic, 1905-1922: Nationalisms, imperialisms, and regionalisms in and after the Russian empire

James Yeagle (MU Hospital): Cheng, Fanjun, & Zhang, Yu (eds.). (2020). The clinical diagnosis and treatment for new coronavirus pneumonia

Allen Yoder(Office of Research): Beauchamp, Tom L., & DeGrazia, David. (2020). Principles of animal research ethics

Mark Yount (Operations Auxillary & Service Operations): Raposo, Daniel (ed.). (2018). Communicating visually: The graphic design of the brand


home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Resources and Services 1,000 Documents Added to the MU Extension Collection in MOspace

1,000 Documents Added to the MU Extension Collection in MOspace

Since the beginning of 2020, Mizzou Libraries’ Digital Services department has added 1,040 MU Extension publications to MOspace, the University of Missouri System institutional repository. These include historical and current publications. We digitized older publications, dating back to 1915 — “Reducing waste in feeding hay” — and added publications from the MU Extension website through 2019.

Extension publications cover a variety of topics including farming, farm animals, gardening, clothing tips, healthy diets and managing a club. Here are two to get you started in your exploration of the collection.

For hobbyists, learn about braided rugs, sewed rugs, crocheted rugs, woven rugs, knitted rugs and hooked rugs.

This publication gives us a reminder that in the past the United States has discussed plans to adopt the metric system. As noted in the publication:

“By the time 1980 rolls around … the United States will be well on its way to adopting the International Standard of Units or, as it is more commonly referred to, the metric system. The International System of Units was formally adopted by the countries of the world in 1960. This system has six standard units from which all measurement can be derived. These six units are: meter (m) … kilogram (kg) … second (s) … degree Kelvin … ampere (amp) … candela (cd).”–First page.

Note: For many topics, particularly those related to farming, gardening and food, always check the MU Extension website for current information.


Overdue Library Books

When we closed rather abruptly in March, we instructed everyone to hang onto their library books as we didn’t have a safe way for you to return them.  Now that we’ve been back up and running for a while, we’ve got it all figured out!  If you have any overdue library books lying around, please return them to the book drop outside of the Engineering Library.  Starting October 1st, you will begin to see our typical courtesy notices in your email.  Don’t panic! We’re just asking that you return your books as soon as you can.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email us at eltc@missouri.edu.

Mara Inge

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

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Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a series* of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops online for Fall 2020. These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:

  • Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter, weekly afternoon sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar. More detailed scheduling information is available on each workshop registration page.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

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Curbside Pickup at the Engineering Library

We are so pleased to be open to patrons once again!  For those patrons who do not feel comfortable coming into the library in person, we will still offer curbside pickup.

How does Engineering Library Curbside Pickup work?

Simply request your library material through the MERLIN catalog and choose “ENGR Library pickup” as your location.  You will receive an email letting you know your hold is at the Engineering Library and ready for you to pick up.  If you would prefer curbside, simply call 573-882-2379 or email eltc@missouri.edu to arrange a pickup time.  We will be open for curbside pickup M-F 11:00am – 1:00pm.

When you arrive at Lafferre, call the library at 573-882-2379 and we will arrange to bring your materials to your car.  Please have your ID card out and ready to view – you can just show it to us through the window if you like.  We will have your materials bagged up and ready to go.  Please have your trunk open to ensure a contact-less delivery.

How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?

We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly.  However, we are quarantining most library materials for a period of 3 days.  This may lead to a longer than usual wait times.

Can I get books from other libraries?

Books from other libraries may be picked up via curbside pickup.  This may take a few additional days due to quarantining of books and materials.  If you wish to pick up these books from the library they reside in, please contact that library directly for specific details.

Mara Inge

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

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Engineering Library Reopening to Patrons

The Engineering Library and Technology Commons will reopen to patrons starting Monday, August 17th.

Whether you want research help in person while social distancing or remotely from the safety and comfort of your home, we will stay connected with you.  While this semester is going to be a little different from what we are used to, know that we are still here for you!  If you are visiting us in person, we will be in our offices with our masks on. Give us a wave to catch our attention if you need assistance.

These plans are subject to change, so check back here often for updates.

The Library will be staffed:

August 17 – August 21:  M-F 8am – 5pm

Beginning August 24th:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Face Coverings Required at all times.
  • No Food or Drink. We see this no food or drink policy as a temporary measure.
  • No moving furniture.  We have rearranged library seating to maintain 6’ and comply with social distancing requirements. As a result, our seating capacity is approximately 64. Please don’t move chairs and tables around.
  • Study Rooms will be offline.  In order to maintain social distancing, our study rooms will not be available this semester.
  • Library materials will be quarantined for 3 days.  This means it might take longer to get library materials than you are used to. No late fees will be charged due to materials being in quarantine.
  • Class Reserves will be limited to electronic only.  In the event you need something that is not already available as an e-reserve, please contact us. We are here to help!
  • Equipment checkout will resume.  Equipment will checkout for the same periods as before, we will sanitize equipment prior to returning them to circulation.
  • Patrons who are disrespectful, are not wearing face coverings, are not wearing face coverings properly (covering mouth AND nose), move furniture, or engage in group study without maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the library.


Curbside Pickup Available
The University Libraries are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials. This will continue to be an option for the fall semester.

Contact us:

Mara Inge

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

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New Books at the Engineering Library

Happy Summer Tigers!  Although we are bummed that we can’t see you in person yet, rest assured we are busy preparing for the day we do!  Here are a sampling of new books that will be waiting for you when you return.

Advancing diversity, inclusion, and social justice through human systems engineering – Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations, and inspire strategies for a more inclusive future. T59.7.A37 2020

All blood runs red: the legendary life of Eugene Bullard – boxer, pilot, soldier, spy
The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community.  TL540.B7492K425 2019

Culture of women in tech – This book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary and global tech culture and exposes the gender bias of masculine tech ideology and stereotypes.  T36.H37 2020

Computer vision-based agricultural engineering – This unique work provides student, engineers and technologists working in research, development, and operations in the agricultural engineering with critical, comprehensive and readily accessible information. The book applies development of artificial intelligence theory and methods including depth learning and transfer learning to the field of agricultural engineering testing.  S675.Z49 2020

In the making: digital fabrication and disability – The basic principles of digital fabrication – the transformation from concept to physical entity – offer intriguing possibilities for aesthetic and cultural readings, particularly from the perspectives of disability. Online, open access maker communities mean that anyone with an internet connection and a desktop 3D printer is able to download and print a wide variety of replicable and customisable objects. What might this mean for disabled people?  TS171.95.H87 2020

Motor vehicles, the environment, and the human condition : driving to extinction – The world now has more than a billion motor vehicles, and this number continues to increase as developing countries imitate developed societies in their adoption of the culture of automobility. Motor Vehicles, the Environment, and the Human Condition: Driving to Extinction explores the political ecology of motor vehicles in an era of growing social disparities and environmental crises, the latter of which are most manifest in anthropogenic climate change to which motor vehicles are a major contributor. TD886.5.B34 2019


Do you have a purchase recommendation?  Email us at eltc@missouri.edu


Mara Inge

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

Engineering Library Updates

Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.

While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services

Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Ways to contact us:

  • Email eltc@missouri.edu
  • Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
  • Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël

How to access our online resources:

  • Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
  • Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
  • Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
  • Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
  • More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
  • Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.

Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:

  • Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.

Have something checked out from the Libraries?

  • If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
  • The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.

Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.

Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers

Mara Inge

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

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Engineering Library Closed March 18th

Beginning March 18, the Engineering Library will be closed. We will continue to provide access to electronic resources and services.

Print materials will be scanned and sent via e-mail according to existing policies. Subject specialists will be available via phone, email and Zoom. Please refer to our Remote Services Guide.

Library Materials: Patrons are asked to hold onto all checked-out books for later return, and the Libraries will suspend any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this fluid situation.

Be safe, Tigers!

Mara Inge

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