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.

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

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Maximizing Your Research Identity & Impact

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 12:30- 1:30pm
Register for online workshop.

Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

For a complete schedule of library workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

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PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register for workshop.

The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes and identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop or check one out at the Ellis Library Circulation Desk to use during the session.

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

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Check Out Your Books 24/7 With Our Pickup Lockers

Did you know we have a way where you can pickup your library books 24/7? Send your books to our 24/7 pickup lockers to pick up your books whenever it’s convenient for you, even when the library is closed.

The lockers are located in the Medical Science Building, just across the courtyard from the Medical Annex.

When requesting a book, choose MU Health Sciences Library Pickup Lockers. Once your item is ready, you’ll receive an email with codes needed to pick up your item. Books generally arrive in two or three days.

At this time, only regular library items will be included in the pickup lockers; no equipment, reserve materials or ILL materials.

Find yourself closer to the center of campus? We have another locker location on the ground floor in Ellis Library. Choose MU Ellis Library Pickup Lockers to send your books to that location.

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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.

Got a Project You’re Proud Of? Submit to the Undergraduate Research Contest

If you are an undergraduate student who completed a research project in the last few semesters, you can submit your work to the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest.

You already did the hard work! Now just submit it; it’s so easy!

You submit your already-complete project as-is, and the only extra work is including a brief Research Process Statement with details about your research process.

A “research project” can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, a web page, or other creative work.

Not sure what to submit? Check out past submissions for inspiration.

The deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2023. Winners will be announced in February 2023.

Contact Jennifer Walker if you have any questions: WalkerJE@missouri.edu

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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.

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New Book Highlight: Self-Management in Chronic Illness : Principles, Practice, and Empowerment Strategies for Better Health

We’ve recently added Self-management in chronic illness : principles, practice, and empowerment strategies for better health to our online collection, written by MU’s own Dr. Laura Schopp, recently retired faculty in the Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions.

This book, consisting of three parts, provides insights into the aspects of self-management as it relates to its definition and application. It highlights how self-management can be applied to various long-term health conditions, for different populations or target groups and in different contexts. The text provides an overview of self-management and the rationale for its applications by illustrating its use in specific clinical conditions and in different sub-populations and target groups.

Academics can use the book as a textbook when teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students about self-management as a technique to facilitate community reintegration for individuals living with long-term conditions. It can also be used by clinicians to enhance their management of individuals with long-term conditions. Furthermore, researchers can use the text to expand and support their research in this area.

You can access the book online.

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Increase Your Research Impact: Choosing The Right Journal

Research published in a high-impact factor journal reaches a wider audience. Thus, publishing in journals with higher impact factors and metrics is a great way to increase the reach of your research. Further, impact factors are a tool used to evaluate research in promotion and tenure committees.

Utilize the library’s journal evaluator tool to evaluate the quality and impact of your journal prior to submission. This tool will save you time by pulling impact factors, CiteScore, and other quality indicators for the journals you need, all in one place. All you need to search is the journal title or the ISSN.

Check out our library guide for more information on impact factors and journal metrics.

 

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: December 2022

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri School of Medicine faculty-authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, “Trial of Endovascular Treatment of Acute Basilar-Artery Occlusion” was co-authored by Dr. Adnan Qureshi of the Department of Neurology. The article was published in New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor of 176.082 in 2021).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=December&Year=2022

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Spring 2023 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2023 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.

Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.

Be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.

Textbook Guides:

If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

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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.

2023 Updates to NIH Data Sharing Policy

On January 25, 2023, the NIH’s new data management and planning policy takes effect. The new policy applies to all research funded in whole or partly by NIH that results in scientific data.  

The new plan mandates that all NIH-funded research proposals submit a data management plan, including details about what data will be available, where it will be stored, and how it can be accessed. Data management can be included in grant budgets. Plan compliance will be evaluated during the funding period at regular reporting intervals.  

Additional information can be found in our  data management plan guide 

Still have questions? 

  • Stop by the Health Sciences Library Fridays between 9:30-10:30 for DMP office hours, or email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu . 
  • Interested in attending a workshop on the new DMP guidelines? Contact Rachel Alexander, our research support librarian.  
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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.