New Database: Early American Newspapers Series II

MU Libraries is pleased to provide access to Early American Newspapers Series II.

Early American Newspapers Series II adds coverage our existing access and now covers 1690-1900. Images and full-content access to historic newspapers from the 18th to mid-19th Century, based on the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and 90 other institutions, from every region of the United States.

If you have questions about the database or how to use it, contact your librarian at ask@missouri.libanswers.com.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here.

Algorithms are computer code written by people, and humans can unknowingly introduce bias into their programming. These algorithms determine the results in your Google searches, shopping results and even in library databases. Results are ordered by “relevance” according to the rules set by these algorithms. Algorithms determine who should get hired, our ability to get a mortgage, and what type of political news we see on our social media feed. Learn how they affect your decisions and how you can combat their influence.

Presented by Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research & Digital Access Librarian

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of library workshops.

New Database: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender

MU Libraries is pleased to provide access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Defender 1909-2010.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Defender 1909-2010 adds coverage for 1976-2010 to our existing access to The Chicago Defender (1910-1975). Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

If you have questions about the database or how to use it, contact your librarian at ask@missouri.libanswers.com.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Workshops @ Your Library – Software and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry workshops return for Fall 2022! We have also added some Data Carpentry workshops this time, too! The format and Python or R content is similar, but instead of Unix Shell and Version Control lessons, Data Carpentry workshops have lessons on collecting and organizing data, cleaning messy data, and manipulating/retrieving data via SQL. Check each workshop’s registration page for information on the content of that workshop.

These 2-day 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.

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Resources for Journalism Graduate Students

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 carnerd@missouri.edu or Sue Schuermann schuermanns@missouri.edu to help you from start to finish.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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New to MU? Check out the FAQs about the Journalism Library

 

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.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Finding Journalism & Communication E-Books

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.

 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

Cycle of Success

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I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

How to avoid fines on equipment

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

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Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

JAM

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 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.