Reading Revelry: March

Happy March and early happy International Women’s Day (March 8th)! This month, our recommendations are books by women and about women. We hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher

ISBN: 9781250244048
Publication Date: 2022-04-26
Marra — a shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter — is relieved not to be married off for the sake of her parents’ throne. Her older sister wasn’t so fortunate though, and her royal husband is as abusive as he is powerful. From the safety of the convent, Marra wonders who will come to her sister’s rescue and put a stop to this. But after years of watching their families and kingdoms pretend all is well, Marra realizes if any hero is coming, it will have to be Marra herself. If Marra can complete three impossible tasks, a witch will grant her the tools she needs. But, as is the way in stories of princes and the impossible, these tasks are only the beginning of Marra’s strange and enchanting journey to save her sister and topple a throne.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-García

ISBN: 9781432885380
Publication Date: 2021-02-24
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find–her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí ; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

ISBN: 9780525563488
Publication Date: 2020-03-31
Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with “tv executives slash amateur astrologers” while being a “cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person,” “with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees,” who still hides past due bills under her pillow.

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

ISBN: 9780399592683
Publication Date: 2020-03-24
Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants.

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

EL&TC Shamrock Tea

For this year’s E-Week, the Engineering library invites everyone to stop by and grab a hot tea or cool glass of punch.

 

We will be holding our Shamrock Tea bar on Thursday, March 14th from 10am-3pm. We will offer an assortment of hot teas including some green and black teas. We will also have plenty of herbal tea options. We will have Hawaiian punch and an assortment of treats available to all patrons. We hope you have a great E-Week, and we look forward to your visit to the library!

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

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EL&TC Spring Break Shelving Project

Attention Engineering Library Patrons!

During Spring Break (March 23-31), the Engineering library’s staff will begin moving our Ready-Ref collection into our General collection stacks.We are planning to have this project completed before the end of the break. However, it is possible that we will be finishing it up after classes resume. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For those asking why we chose to cycle this collection back into the stacks, the answers are circulation and space. We have noticed that these materials do not circulate any more frequently as a result of being sequestered into their own collection. And we would be able to use that shelving spaces to store some of our board games and puzzles better.

We hope you all will be patient with us as we begin this project. Again, we are planning for it to not disrupt anyone’s studying time. We hope you all will be enjoying a well-deserved break while we are completing this project!

 

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

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Resume Paper Printing 101

Are you preparing for this semester’s Career fairs? Are you confused on where to print on resume paper or even where to find it? This post will attempt to address your concerns and inform you on what campus services you can utilize to prepare to meet potential employers.

What is Resume Paper?

Resume paper is a sheet of paper that usually comes in the regular paper dimensions of 8.5″ x 11″. However, it is slightly thicker and sturdier than regular paper.

Resume paper can be found at most office supply stores or large retailers that sell office supplies. This would include places like Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, or Target. To buy it, you should be prepared to spend anywhere between $11-$45 depending on the quantity and brand you purchase. However, there are some places on campus you can acquire it for no charge.

Where can I Find Resume Paper on Campus?

Engineering libraryWe do not keep a regular supply of resume paper. However, we do currently have a small supply of it that we are happy to give out. This will be as-supplies-last.

MU Career Center – The Career Center does keep resume paper to give out to students. You will have to ask at their front desk to receive some.

Trulaske College of Business Career CenterFor business majors and minors only, the college of Business’ Career Services does have resume paper that they will let you use in-office to print on.

Student Center – The Student Center does sell resume paper as well. It will go for similar prices as retailers.

Where can I Print on Resume Paper on Campus?

MU Career Center – Likewise to requesting paper from them, the Career Center will also print your resume for you at their front desk.

Trulaske College of Business Career CenterFor business majors and minors only, the college of Business’ Career Center will allow you to use their printers to print your resume. They ask that you render your resume ready to print before going to their offices.

FAQ

Why do I need resume paper? – These days, it is more common for you to submit your resume digitally than to submit it physically. However, that may not always be the case. Using resume paper in a career fair setting is expected to help you develop presentation skills and an attention to detail when it comes to job hunting. Some colleges may require it of their students attending events where they will meet potential employers.

Why do the libraries discourage using their printers to print on resume paper? – While using this type of paper shouldn’t hurt our printers, we generally discourage using our printers due to the fact that they are public use. There is no guarantee that your paper isn’t accidentally used by another student printing something. As well, you would have to take all of the loaded paper out of the printer you’re using to ensure that the printer won’t print your document on regular, already-loaded paper.

 

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Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

Black History Month: “Life in America” Online Exhibit

Special Collections has a new digital exhibit in honor of Black History Month: Life in America: Sixteen Black Magazines from 1953 to 1998, curated by John Henry Adams. Magazines offer a snapshot of everyday life, both as it was and how some people might have wished it to be. What makes someone beautiful? What should people be wearing? Who are the important entertainers? What is the best music? What is happening in the world? What should children and teenagers be interested in? All of these are questions that magazines give answers to, and that is before we take into account what is being advertised in the magazines themselves. What is for sale? Who is expected to buy it? Taken together, magazines give us a chance to approach the culture of the past, but also to consider the present through the same lens.

The exhibit features magazines from a recent acquisition, the Samir Husni Magazine Collection, on topics ranging from beauty and fashion magazines to news and lifestyle magazines.

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John Henry Adams is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. He provides instruction and reference for the history of the book in general, but especially for medieval manuscripts, early European printing, the history of cartography, and English and German literature.

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Engineering Faculty Publications January 2024

Below is a list of College of Engineering Faculty that have published academic works in the past 29 days.

Congratulations to all recently published authors!

Note: Access to full text may be subject to library subscriptions

 

 

 

 

  1. Alharthi, A., Washer, G., & Connor, R. (2024). Framework for Integrating the Reliability of the Inspection Technique into Risk-Based Inspection Practice. Transportation Research Record. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981231225217
  2. Belay, S., Belay, G., Nigussie, H., Jian-Lin, H., Tijjani, A., Ahbara, A. M., Tarekegn, G. M., Woldekiros, H. S., Mor, S., Dobney, K., Lebrasseur, O., Hanotte, O., & Mwacharo, J. M. (2024). Whole-genome resource sequences of 57 indigenous Ethiopian goats. Scientific Data, 11(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-024-02973-2
  3. Chen, J., Guo, Y., & Tan, J. (2024). Dynamic Analysis of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Response to Time-Variant Excitations during Strong Actinic Illumination and Application in Probing Plant Water Loss. Plant Phenomics, 6. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.34133/plantphenomics.0151
  4. Dahu, B. M., Khan, S., Sheets, L. R., & Scott, G. J. (2024). Exploring the Geospatial Relationship Between COVID-19 Positivity and Income in Mixed Urban-Rural Population. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 310, 1327–1331. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI231180
  5. Duong, C. M., & Lim, T. T. (2023). Effect of Temperature Changes to Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Oily Materials with High-Organic Loading Rates in Thermophilic Conditions. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300321
  6. Fadhel, M. A., Alzubaidi, L., Gu, Y., Santamaría, J., & Duan, Y. (2024). Real-time diabetic foot ulcer classification based on deep learning & parallel hardware computational tools. Multimedia Tools and Applications. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-024-18304-x
  7. Gao, C., Wen, F., Guan, M., Hatuwal, B., Li, L., Praena, B., Tang, C. Y., Zhang, J., Luo, F., Xie, H., Webby, R., Tao, Y. J., & Wan, X.-F. (2024). MAIVeSS: streamlined selection of antigenically matched, high-yield viruses for seasonal influenza vaccine production. Nature Communications, 15(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-45145-x
  8. Injac, S. D., Mullens, B. G., Denis Romero, F., Avdeev, M., Barnett, C., Yuen, A. K. L., Amano Patino, M., Mukherjee, S., Vaitheeswaran, G., Singh, D. J., Kennedy, B. J., & Shimakawa, Y. (2024). Characterisation of Pb2Rh2O7 and Y2Rh2O7: An unusual case of pyrochlore stabilisation under high pressure, high temperature synthesis conditions. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3tc04389d
  9. Ismail, K. B. M., Kumar, M. A., Mahalingam, S., Raj, B., & Kim, J. (2024). Carbon fiber-reinforced polymers for energy storage applications. Journal of Energy Storage, 84. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2024.110931
  10. Jeffries, B., Norgard, P., Higgins, B., & Gahl, J. (2022). IONIZATION EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF A THERMAL ION SOURCE FOR RADIOISOTOPE ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPARATION. 162–169. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36694
  11. Kek, H. Y., Bazgir, A., Tan, H., Lee, C. T., Hong, T., Othman, M. H. D., Fan, Y. V., Mat, M. N. H., Zhang, Y., & Wong, K. Y. (2024). Particle dispersion for indoor air quality control considering air change approach: A novel accelerated CFD-DNN prediction. Energy and Buildings, 306. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2024.113938
  12. Kellner, R. L., Harris, A., Ciulla, L., Guidoboni, G., Verticchio Vercellin, A., Oddone, F., Carnevale, C., Zaid, M., Antman, G., Kuvin, J. T., & Siesky, B. (2024). The Eye as the Window to the Heart: Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Biomarkers as Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 13(3). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13030829
  13. Kim, J., Liu, Y., Raghothamachar, B., Dudley, M., & Kwon, J. W. (2024). Defect-curing effects of fast neutrons on n-type GaN. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 315. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2024.128934
  14. Lundt, S., Zhang, N., Polo-Parada, L., Wang, X., & Ding, S. (2024). Dietary NMN supplementation enhances motor and NMJ function in ALS. Experimental Neurology, 374. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2024.114698
  15. Makoond, N., Setiawan, A., Orton, S. L., & Adam, J. M. (2024). The effect of continuity reinforcement on the progression of collapse in reinforced concrete buildings. Structures, 61. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2024.105981
  16. Mohammed, R. H., Abu-Heiba, A., Nunez, R., Hasan Rupam, T., Spitzenberger, J., Mohammadian, S. K., & Ma, H. (2024). A novel compressor-ejector operating heat pump (CEO-HP) for separate sensible and latent cooling air-conditioning system. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 48. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2024.102392
  17. Norgard, P., Jeffries, B. D., Higgins, B., Gahl, J. M., & Robertson, J. D. (2022). A High-Throughput Hot Surface Ion Source for Electromagnetic Radioisotope Separation. 170–179. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36710
  18. Núnez, R., & Ma, H. (2024). Transient Process Analysis of Oscillating Motion in Oscillating Heat Pipes. ASME Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 146(4). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4064331
  19. O’Donnell, V., Gahl, J., Keya, T., Harvill, G., Prorok, B. C., Andurkar, M., & Thompson, S. M. (2022). NOVEL METHOD OF CHARACTERIZATION OF PARTICLE BEAM USING NANO-INDENTATION. 110–114. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36686
  20. Proffitt, R., Rasmussen, K.-A. M., Ma, M., & Skubic, M. (2024). An Algorithm for Activity Recognition and Assessment of Adults Poststroke. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy : Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 78(2). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2024.050407
  21. Proffitt, R., Robinson, E. L., Reeder, B., Leary, E., Botkin, L., Marushak, S., Popejoy, L. L., & Skubic, M. (2024). Smart Technology for Aging and Reducing Disability (STAReD): Study protocol for a randomized pragmatic clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 138. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2024.107461
  22. Pulatsu, E., Malik, S., Lin, M., Krishnaswamy, K., & Vardhanabhuti, B. (2024). Preparation and Characterization of Boza Enriched with Nonfat Dry Milk and Its Impact on the Fermentation Process. Gels, 10(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels10010022
  23. Saied-Walker, J., Gupta, P., Yi, R., Marchal, N., Skubic, M., & Scott, G. J. (2023). GPU-accelerated PostgreSQL for Scalable Management and Processing of Irregular Time-Series Data using SPI. 2541–2549. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData59044.2023.10386390
  24. Sarkar, S., Zhou, J., Scaboo, A., & Zhou, J. (2023). Quantification of lodging scores of soybean breeding lines using UAV-based imagery and machine learning. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300520
  25. Shammi, U. A., Garcίa Delgado, G. M., & Thomen, R. (2024). Troubleshooting and Quality Assurance in Hyperpolarized Xenon Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Tools for High-Quality Image Acquisition. Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE, 203. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3791/65972
  26. Spriggs, A., Rotman, R., & Trauth, K. (2024). Functional analysis of web-based GIS tools for environmental justice assessment of transportation projects. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 128. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2024.104080
  27. Surya, R., & Maschmann, M. R. (2023). USING ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE AS A DIAGNOSTIC DURING PROCESS-STRUCTURE-PROPERTY INVESTIGATION OF CNT FORESTS. 3. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-114379
  28. Tang, C. Y., Ramesh, A., & Wan, X. F. (2023). Avian and swine influenza viruses. In Molecular Medical Microbiology, Third Edition (pp. 2375–2411). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818619-0.00093-9
  29. Tian, F., Ransom, C. J., Zhou, J., Wilson, B., & Sudduth, K. A. (2024). Assessing the impact of soil and field conditions on cotton crop emergence using UAV-based imagery. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 218. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2024.108738
  30. Tian, F., & Zhou, J. (2023a). Cotton Emergence Uniformity Assessment Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300471
  31. Tian, F., & Zhou, J. (2023b). Quantlyzer: An R Package for Automated Exploratory and Predictive Data Analysis. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300470
  32. Uludaǧ, R. B., Çaǧdaş, S., Işler, Y. S., Şengör, N. S., & Akturk, I. (2023). Exploring Scaling Efficiency of Intel Loihi Neuromorphic Processor. ICECS 2023 – 2023 30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems: Technosapiens for Saving Humanity. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECS58634.2023.10382884
  33. Wang, S., Hu, Z., Wu, Q., Zhu, R., & Huang, G. (2023). Smart Patterning for Topological Pumping of Elastic Surface Waves. 1. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-115083
  34. Wang, X., Hao, Y., Duan, Y., & Yang, D. (2024). A deep learning approach to remove contrast from contrast-enhanced CT for proton dose calculation. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 25(2). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1002/acm2.14266
  35. Wescott, D. J., Robinson, G., Anderson, D. T., & Murray, B. (2023). Unmanned aerial systems for the search and documentation of clandestine human remains. In Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations: Application and Case Studies (pp. 207–224). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819394-5.00003-1
  36. Xie, J., Zhang, Z., Hilliard, J., An, G., Tang, X., Yu, Y., Wan, X.-F., & Xu, D. (2023). An Online Tool for Understanding and Monitoring COVID-19 Trends and Spread Based on Self-Reporting Tweets. 55–60. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/MedAI59581.2023.00015
  37. Yang, C., Jiang, Y., Zhang, K., Zhu, X., Li, J., Yu, H., Chen, J., Gu, X., Gan, Z., & Yu, Q. (2024). Photodynamic Therapy Derived Personalized Whole Cell Tumor Vaccine Prevents Postsurgery Tumor Recurrence and Metastasis. Small. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202308456
  38. Zhao, N., Sun, Y., Zhang, H., Fan, W., & Wan, C. (2024). Reinforcement mechanisms of lignin nanoparticles in biodegradable cellulosic films for plastic replacements. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 39. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2024.e00833
  39. Zhou, J., Zhang, Y., Chen, J. K., & Smith, D. E. (2008). A nonequilibrium thermal model for rapid heating and pyrolysis of organic composites. 8 PART A, 121–127. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2897337

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Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

Mizzou Librarians Share Their Favorite Reads of 2023

We asked Mizzou Librarians to recommend their favorite reads of 2023 and asked them to explain why it was their favorite. They could:

  • Write a few sentences OR
  • Provide 3-5 descriptive words OR
  • What emojis would describe the book?

And of course, we got a lot of recommendations. The books could be published in any year and any genre as long as they were available at Mizzou Libraries or in Mobius.

Check out some books to help keep you entertained during these cold January days.

 

Y/N by Esther Yi

“Darkly funny, intense, beautiful prose, 3-am uncanny,” – Amanda M.

 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“Magical, Victorian, atmospheric, gentle,” – Julia P.

 

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

“Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Revenge, Kick-Ass Women AND invitation to fight🥊,” Megan B.

 

Thirty-three Teeth by Colin Cotterill

“Quietly humorous mystery set in Laos featuring elderly coroner. (Bonus note: the Soho Crime imprint is a fun way to travel the world: https://sohopress.com/soho-crime/),” Anne B.

 

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

“”Homecoming” by Yaa Gyasi captivated me with its sweeping narrative that spans generations, exploring the impact of slavery on two half-sisters and their descendants. The characters are vividly drawn and left a lasting impression on me. It’s powerful and thought-provoking, making it a standout and one of the best things I read this year,” Shannon C.

 

Still Life by Sara Winman

“This book is a lovely exploration of love in its many forms. It is a historical fiction book set in England during the end of WWII and stretching from then through the lives of the characters after the war. And, there is a wonderful, mystical parrot. Who can ask for more?”- Cindy B.

 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

“Historic, Chilling, Action-Packed, Thought Provoking, Fashionable.” Gabe H.

 

The Wager by David Grann

“I love history and Mystery and this has all of that and more! Mutiny, Murder and Non Fiction,” Michelle B.

 

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo

“Unusual & honest autobiography of a Mexican-American; sort of like a rags-to-riches story. You may not recognize his name, but you will know his face from the many characters he has played. He is currently on “Saint George” with George Lopez.” – Tammy G.

 

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

“This is a beautifully written story spanning three generations of a family in India. They have mysterious medical condition which causes someone in each generation to die by drowning. I found both the joy and sorrow in this book incredibly moving.” -Katy E.

 

Goth: A History by Laurence Tolhurst

“Like a ghost of Goth past, Lol holds your hand and reminds you of all your gorgeous, beloved memories of days past. I felt seen, nostalgic, and vindicated. A must for all the Elder Goths out there. 💀🧛🧛‍♀️🖤” – Mara I.

 

Shadow divers: the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II By Robert Kurson

“This is a real life story of some hobby SCUBA divers that find a WWII U-Boat off the coast of New Jersey, once again proving that truth is stranger than fiction.”- Diane J.

 

Brave Men by Ernie Pyle

“The author, Ernie Pyle, wrote for “Stars and Stripes” and was killed by a sniper in the Pacific Theatre later during WWII. This book begins with the invasion of Sicily in 1943, covers D Day in France, and ends with the arrival of Allied troops in Paris in 1944. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I feel like I learned more about WWII, how soldiers fought and the support network behind them. The chapters/entries are brief, so it’s easy to pick up and put down.” – Gwen G.

 

Cathedral: Stories by Raymond Carver

“I’m on a big short story kick right now – Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, and (most recently) Jess Walter. Carver reminds me a bit of John Steinbeck; his characters are all hard-luck guys like the men in Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat.” – Kris A.

 

Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter behind the Worl’s Most Notorious Diaries by Michelle Ross

“Unmask Alice is a masterpiece of a book that I would describe as part biography, part horror story, part documentary about the author of Go Ask Alice. It gives the personal history of troubled teens and disturbed icons, while also giving a big-picture perspective of mass hysteria and the effect that it has on politics, and vice versa. In our current era of (targeted) censorship, I believe this is a MUST READ, much like Go Ask Alice was in the 70s.” – Rebecca

 

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

“Chemist Elizabeth Zott is a single mother and the unlikely host of a popular cooking show, “Supper at Six”. She is not an average woman since she stands up for and advocates for women in the 1950s and 60s and wants to be judged on her own work In the 1950s, she has a relationship with a very gifted chemist, Calvin Evans, resulting in her daughter, Madeline. The book has humor mixed with the plight of women during the 1950s and 1960s along with deception in boys’ homes and in research centers.” – Georgia B.

 

The Day After Roswell by Philip Corso

“When I started digging for background information about the David Grusch hearing before Congress in 2023, I discovered this book by a high-ranking military intelligence officer in the 1960’s, whose book dates all the way back to 1997! Wow! It certainly gave me a different view of tech developments and international politics, particularly the relationship between the US and Russia under Ronald Reagan.  The chapter on the Star Wars aspect of the Reagan presidency cast the outcomes of his work in an entirely new light!  It’s definitely worth the time to have a glimpse at the hidden world behind the scenes to aid your understanding of what the big deal is about the Grusch testimony!” – Deb W.

 

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

“Teen Angst. Pining. Humor. Superheroes. The audiobook narrator was A+. What more could you want?” – Taira M.

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

Celebrate Open Access Week: How to Increase Your Research Impact

Every year we celebrate a week of open access to encourage the sharing of research in an open and impactful way. This year, the theme “Community over Commercialization” focuses on just that. This year encourages us to have a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not.

Celebrate Open Access Week with us by reviewing the Open Access Library Guide and attending a virtual workshop:

And if you have some additional time, be sure to check out some of our other blog posts about the different facets to consider when making your research open:

Want to lean more? Talk with your Subject Specialist about open access in your area or request a Zoom workshop for your department, team or lab. 

How to Find Ebooks at Mizzou Libraries

Mizzou Libraries has access to many ebooks and we have an easy way for you to search for them.

Go to library.missouri.edu and type out your topic or the name of the book (put the title in quotation marks for best results) you are looking for in the search box. Click the search 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.

Scroll down through the search results until you see Filter by Format on the left hand side. Choose Ebook. If Ebook doesn’t show up as an option, choose Show More, then click Ebook. 

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Book A Librarian For Research Help

Whether you are starting your first research project or have written a dozen articles, you can benefit from a consultation with a librarian. It’s free and you can book online in advance according to your schedule.

Librarians can meet with you virtually or in-person.

MU Students can use Canvas to schedule an appointment via MU Connect* and meet with the librarian assigned to your class. Students, if you book a research consultation with a librarian, you can earn a point towards your S.T.A.R. recognition.

MU Faculty and Staff can fill out the form to schedule an appointment.

*What is MU Connect, and how do you use it? Watch this short video to find out and make an appointment today.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.