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Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collections

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Register for online workshop.

The University Libraries’ collections are expansive: along with the millions of books housed in our campus libraries and off-site depository, we have access to millions of scholarly and popular articles through a multitude of subscriptions to databases and electronic journals.

When engaging with such a complex and multi-faceted body of materials, it’s natural to have questions: How can I tell whether the Libraries have access to a specific journal? Where can I obtain a copy of a book that our Libraries don’t own? And why is that article that I could access yesterday no longer available?

Learn more about the size, scope, and entryways into our collections in this webinar, designed especially for faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Reading List

Back in November 2021, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a list of books authored by speakers set to speak at their 2021 virtual conference. It was their hope that conference attendees would read them in advance of the conference and host book discussions with each other.

Even though the conference is over, you can still read these books. Below are the books we have available at the libraries.

 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown, LMSW, PhD

Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work Research Professor, University of Houston Visiting Professor, Management, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

 

 

The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations

Robert Livingston, PhD

Lecturer in Public Policy Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership Social Psychologist and Diversity Consultant

 

 

 

Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Best-Selling Author

 

 

 

 

The Conservative Sensibility

George F. Will, PhD

Political Columnist, The Washington Post

 

 

 

 

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

Biochemist, University of California, Berkeley Founder, Innovative Genomics Institute
Co-inventor of CRISPR Technology
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

 

 

 

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt, PhD

Professor, New York University Stern School of Business

 

 

 

 

My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading

David Satcher, MD, PhD

Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine

 

 

 

Another Kind of Madness

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of California, San Francisco

Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

Life on the Line

Emma Goldberg

Journalist, The New York Times

 

 

 

 

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee, JD

Board Chair, Color of Change Regular Contributor, “Meet the Press” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”

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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.

New Database Trial: APA PsycTESTS

MU Libraries has set up a trial for APA PsycTESTS until December 31st, 2021.

APA PsycTests indexes a wide variety of test types and instruments including aptitude tests, personality scales and cognitive functioning measures.  Research instruments available as PDF downloads or multimedia files.

You can provide feedback on the APA PsycTESTS here.*

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

*A database trial is used to evaluate the resource and gather feedback from users to help us plan for collection changes in the future.

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Publish in a Company of Biologists Journal? Make Your Article Open Access with no Fee and Keep Your Author Rights

MU Libraries has a new agreement with Company of Biologists waiving the fee for open access articles making it easier for you to make your article instantly available worldwide.

What does that mean for you?

Our new agreement allows authors who publish in their journals to publish open access, meaning your journal article would be freely available to anyone around the world instantly after publication, for free. You also keep your author rights. This includes articles already published in 2021.

What journals does this include?

  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Development
  • Journal of Experimental Biology

If you are interested in learning more, contact the Health Sciences Library at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

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home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Uncategorized Use MOspace to Measure the Worldwide Impact of Your Research

Use MOspace to Measure the Worldwide Impact of Your Research

Are you presenting at Health Sciences Research Day? Add your poster to MOspace to help boost your resume.

MOspace is the freely available online repository for scholarship and other works by University of Missouri faculty, students, and staff.

You retain copyright, and we provide access.

Once items are submitted, the platform can provide statistics like number of downloads, and from which countries.

Currently, all Health Sciences Research Day posters in MOspace have a total of 48,297 downloads from over 100 countries worldwide. That’s up from 39,061 from last year.

Interested in seeing the worldwide impact of your research? Submit your poster using our online form today.

You can further your impact by signing up for an ORCID ID at ORCID.org.

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Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? Would you like the freedom and flexibility to customize the content of textbooks and other learning objects to better align with your lessons and assignments? Open educational resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks. Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.

Related LibGuide: Open Educational Resources (OER) by Joe Askins

Honoring Charla Kleopfer

Recently, the library was gifted a digital copy of Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in Clinical Practice in memory of Charla Kleopfer.

Charla Kleopfer worked at the Health Sciences Library after getting her masters in library science in 1979. Charla left a lasting impact on Diane Johnson, Assistant Director of the Health Sciences Library, when Diane first came to work at the library.

“Charla was one of my earliest mentors when I came to MU as a newly minted professional straight out of library school.  I will always remember how welcome she made me feel, and how generous she was with her expertise – the beginning of a long friendship.  It seemed fitting to honor her memory with this book.”

The University Libraries Honor with Books program lets patrons honor someone special with a book purchase.

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Open Access Journal Highlight: RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal

This week is Open Access Week! Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourteenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This week we are highlighting the completely online and open access journal RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal, founded by Dr. Richard Barohn, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Richard Barohn
Dr. Richard Barohn

Launched back in 2020, RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal is a collaboration with the University of Kansas Libraries that provides researchers in neuromuscular medicine an avenue to publish with no author fees and ownership of their copyright. And there are no subscription fees for readers and libraries. It’s true open access. “We wanted to create a completely new type of publication that we have total control of and for which there was NO CHARGE to readers, libraries, or those submitting papers,” says Dr. Barohn in his inaugural editorial.

In traditional publishing models, researchers surrender their copyright to commercial publishers in order to disseminate their research findings in scholarly journals. Publishers then sell or rent that same content back to the institution through journal subscriptions—at ever increasing prices. An open access journal like RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal keeps research free and open.

Not only was it important to Dr. Barohn that authors retain their copyright, but that young researchers had the opportunity to publish without being taken advantage of by predatory journals. Dr. Barohn stated in his editor’s letter that he “did not want this to be a predatory open access journal that charged excessive fees to publish and preyed on susceptible young investigators who were under pressure to publish at any cost.”

Two University of Missouri medical students also serve as managing editors of RRNMF Neuromuscular: Jihane Oufattole and Breanna Tuheli. Dr. Barohn’s mission is to provide more opportunities for young researchers, specifically women and those from diverse backgrounds, to gain job skills as editors.

Thank you Dr. Barohn for your work in the realm of open access. You’ve shown us what can be accomplished when researchers and libraries work together to make publishing fair and sustainable. If you are interested in learning how to keep your research open, visit our Open Access Guide.

You can read more in Dr. Barohn’s first Letter from the Founding Facilitator.
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home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2021

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2021

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, “Fusion Peptide of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Rearranges into a Wedge Inserted in Bilayered Micelles”, was co-authored by Dr. Steven Van Doren of the Department of Biochemistry. The article was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (impact factor of 15.419 in 2020).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine had another USPSTF guideline published in JAMA: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=September&Year=2021

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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Workshops @ Your Library – Software Carpentry

Date: October 1 – Bash/Unix Shell
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Register here for online Bash/Unix Shell workshop.

Date: October 8 & 15 – Python (two sessions, linked attendance)
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Register here for online Python workshop.

Date: October 29 – Version Control with Git
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Register here for online Git workshop.

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry workshops return online for Fall! 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.

*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 Carpentries workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.