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.
Need research help? Working on a paper or project? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.
During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.
To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.
Starting your literature review? Make sure to check out the Journalism Graduate Student Resources Libguide.
Whether you are an online student or here on campus. Getting help is just an email away. Contact Dorothy Carner firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Schuermann email@example.com to help you from start to finish.
We hope everyone has stayed well and for those of you who are new to MU welcome! We hope you have a great semester and that you use the MU Libraries. Here is a quick guide to let you know important things about using the Journalism Library.
Sandy Schiefer, Sue Schuermann and Dorothy Carner have published a guide for finding Journalism and Communication E-Books.
From MA Projects to Textbooks with a subject guide to help you find what you need.
We all know that everyone is busy and you don’t want to return equipment late and find out that you have fines for returning it late.
- Look over our equipment page which tells you what we have to check out and what the check out times are.
- Look over the equipment agreement form that you signed to be able to check out equipment.
- You can always check your Merlin account online which tells you what you have checked out and when it’s due.
- Create a calendar alert on your phone to tell you when items are due.
- When checking out the equipment you can have the desk attendant show you on his/her checkout screen to see exactly when it’s due.
- Watch your email for courtesy/overdue reminders and always check your spam folder.
- If you can’t get back in time for when the equipment is due, call the library to get it extended 573-882-7502. You can also contact Mary McFillen, Sue Schuermann, Danielle Wilson or Dorothy Carner.
- If you do get fined for late equipment, remember that you will get charges for each piece of equipment you check out. That can be several items on a camera kit.
- Here are how fines work:
Fines for Reserve Books & Equipment
Overdue Books on Reserve = $2/hr/book
Overdue Equipment = $2/hr with $50 maximum
Items not returned will need to be replaced with an exact replacement. Items not returned or replaced will result in a replacement cost and loss of MU Library checkout privileges and if replacement costs are high enough and you do not respond to emails about overdue or billed equipment, you can have a report filed on you at the Student Conduct Center. Always answer any emails about overdue equipment. Equipment must be returned or replaced. Fines can be negotiated on request.
Returning Overdue Reserve/Equipment Items Will Not Remove Fines
What is Journalism Archive Management (JAM)?
Journalists and strategic communicators create large amounts of digital content. What happens to that content after its creation? Will it be discoverable next year? In five years?
Journal Archive Management (JAM) provides a set of best practices for journalism and strategic communication students to preserve and manage their content long after it has been created.
Learn more about JAM
Your article has been accepted for publication in a journal and, like your colleagues, you want it to have the widest possible distribution and impact in the scholarly community. In the past, this required print publication. Today you have other options, like online archiving, but the publication agreement you’ll likely encounter will actually prevent broad distribution of your work.
You would never knowingly keep your research from a readership that could benefit from it, but signing a restrictive publication agreement limits your scholarly universe and lessens your impact as an author.
Why? According to the traditional publication agreement, all rights —including copyright — go to the journal. You probably want to include sections of your article in later works. You might want to give copies to your class or distribute it among colleagues. And you likely want to place it on your Web page or in an online repository if you had the choice. These are all ways to give your research wide exposure and fulfill your goals as a scholar, but they are inhibited by the traditional agreement. If you sign on the publisher’s dotted line, is there any way to retain these critical rights?
Yes. The SPARC Author Addendum is a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles. Learn more.
This open access message has been brought to you by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.