JSTOR is a full-text database with thousands of journals relevant to the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics. In this webinar, we will discuss the content of the database, tips for advanced searching, using subject guides, and other tools for research available in JSTOR.
Hosted by Bradley Fuller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri Libraries.
Registration for March 19, 1 p.m.
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Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
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Need primary sources on an arcane topic? Join Marie Concannon, head of Government Information at MU Libraries, for this half-hour presentation on power-user tips for finding information in three major online digital libraries: HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America.
Marie was at the State Historical Society for 10 years and has worked in government information for the last 20. As creator of the Prices & Wages by Decade online resource, she has done a lot of digging around in free online libraries and is pleased to share her most effective strategies.
Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are now available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor. These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.
- There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
- You can only use one locker at a time.
- Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.
- Push on door to open locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
- Put Items in locker. Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
- Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
- Open locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.
If you have any problems using the lockers, contact the Building Coordinator at 115 Ellis Library (by the North Entrance) or the Ellis Safety Team at the West Entrance Desk.
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
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In a world where free online encyclopedias and dictionaries are abundant and accessible, using subscription-based reference materials could feel cumbersome at best. This workshop will highlight the key benefits and features of using Oxford Reference Online for your academic endeavors. Together we will explore everything from traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias to historic quotations and timelines. In doing so, we will learn how best to navigate and explore reference materials in a digital world.
When you’re mindlessly scrolling your phone, it’s not uncommon to see an ad for a new skincare line or a multivitamin that seems “too good to be true.” While social media offers us a great way to connect with others and consume content, it can also be very overwhelming. This workshop will cover tips and tricks on how to research efficiently and effectively and how to determine information validity on social media.
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Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! 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) include:
- Bash/Unix shell
- Data Organization with Spreadsheets
- Data Cleaning with 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 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.
Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.
More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.
Welcome new students and welcome back for those of you returning from Fall Semester!
Our hours for the Spring Semester, beginning January 18th, are a bit different from Fall Semester:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm
- Face Coverings Required at all times.
- No Food OR Drink.Unfortunately, due to a lack of compliance last semester, we will not allow food or drink in the library.
- 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 at the email address below. We are here to help!
- Equipment checkout is available. 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) at all times, move furniture, or engage in group study without maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the library. Repeat offenders will be reported per Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Our hours and policies are only through Spring Break (March 27th – April 4th). We will re-evaluate our hours and policies at that time.
Curbside Pickup Available
We are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials. This will continue to be an option for the spring semester.
Some Mizzou Libraries materials that are shelved offsite are going to be moved to our newly expanded depository starting January 25. While being moved, the materials will not be available for request and will be temporarily listed as unavailable in the library catalog. We anticipate completion of this process by April 30th. Titles may be requested from other Merlin, MOBIUS or Prospector Libraries or via Interlibrary Loan.
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Still have questions? Ask the Librarians!
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, our group study rooms are offline for the semester. But we know you still want and need to study together, so here are a few resources you may use for remote group work.
Visit Keep Learning on the University of Missouri System website to find information about using Canvas, Zoom and more.
In addition, Microsoft 365 provides a suite of cloud-based applications. This includes Microsoft Teams, which is a collaboration tool designed to allow groups of people to work together on an initiative. Learn more at this webinar.
Additional apps are also available through Teams, including the project management tool Trello.
Starting this fall, all UM System faculty, staff and students have access to Google Apps for Higher Education (G Suite).
Mizzou students have access to a variety of online tools so they can choose the tools that will work best for them.
In addition, Ellis library has set up two rooms – 114 and 114A for socially-distanced group work.
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 email@example.com.