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Online Workshops @ Your Library: JSTOR Tips and Tools, Sept. 23

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 Sept. 23, 3 to 4 pm

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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.


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Start Using the #CampusClear App Today

At the Mizzou Libraries, we are concerned about the health and safety of our Tiger community. Part of that effort is creating a culture of awareness by requiring faculty, staff and students to monitor their health daily. The practice is also recommended for visitors. Now, self-monitoring is made easier with #CampusClear.

#CampusClear is a self-screening mobile application designed to support campus community members as they monitor their day-to-day health and respond to potential COVID-19 symptoms. #CampusClear provides a daily push notification and self-monitoring only takes a few seconds. The app will also act as a pass to provide students, faculty and staff access to designated locations in the future.

To sign up:

  1. Access the app on the App Store, Google Play or via the web.
  2. Indicate if you are a student, an employee or a visitor. Faculty, staff and students should use their university email address to automatically register with the university. No other contact information is needed.
  3. Visitors will be asked to select the school they wish to visit and may provide either their phone number or personal email address to sign in.
  4. Users will be asked to finish authentication via the email they provided for registration.
home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Individual Study Spaces in Ellis – Fall 2020 Update

Individual Study Spaces in Ellis – Fall 2020 Update

To help with social distancing and the need to take classes online, all reservable study rooms are now designated for individual use only. Reservations are for two-hours and each student can have one active reservation at a time. As soon as that reservation is complete or canceled, a new reservation can be made. You can find out more about available study rooms in Ellis Library at:

Study Room Information

Reserve a Study Room

For now, the Libraries encourage group study to happen online. Please do not add or remove chairs from study rooms.  Further, the Libraries are following University guidelines and requiring the use of face coverings in all library spaces including study rooms.

The only exception to this policy is when seated and eating on the lower level, or when scheduled to film or record in the Digital Media & Innovation Lab.


home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Resources and Services Disability Culture Month: Movies that Depict Disability

Disability Culture Month: Movies that Depict Disability

September is Disability Culture Month at Mizzou. For the past few years, the University Libraries have partnered with the Disability Center to purchase a movie that depicts a person with a disability. Below are some of the movies about disability that you can access through the Libraries.

  • Deej (DVD and streaming): Deej is DJ Savarese, a non-talking autistic man who was abandoned by his birth parents and remained uneducated until his adoptive parents helped him pursue an education. This film deals with Deej’s transition to college life and the difficulties and growth that Deej pursues at Oberlin.
  • Notes on Blindness (DVD): In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette.
  • Unrest (DVD): When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Here are some more relevant resources at Mizzou Libraries:

Introduction to Resources About Disability

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Government Documents Relating to Disabilities

Special Education Law: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)



home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

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 for dates, information, and registration.

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U Publish Online Workshop: Getting Your Article Published

Thursday, October 1
3-4 p.m.
Presenter: David Parsons, Elsevier Publishing

Please join MU Libraries and Elsevier Publishing as we explore how to learn about aspects of a manuscript that editors, reviewers and publishers look at critically; how to understand what editors and publishers are looking for, before and during the peer review process; and learn how to respond to referee and reviewer comments, aka the art of the polite rebuttal.

Registration for online attendance:
Users will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workships will be recorded and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.