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Take Home Preservation Kits

While 2020 truly threw some curve balls, our MU Librarians and staff never missed a step and continued to serve. Take a look at a few innovative ways they helped our community, kept faculty informed, and stayed busy throughout one of the most challenging years.

When campus closed completely, Head of Physical Processing and Preservation Michaelle Dorsey was worried that she couldn’t keep herself and her staff busy since their work involves working with the physical collection. But she had an innovative idea and decided to put together preservation kits so she and her staff could do their work from the safety and comfort of their homes. Once a week Dorsey was given permission to visit Ellis Library and create kits, which consisted of a plastic tub with items that needed repairalong with the appropriate tools, equipment and supplies. She would leave each staff person a tub to be picked up, safely, in the loading dock. Although most of the physical processing staff are working on campus again, they know that if needed they can work remotely and continue to bring old books back to life.

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Quiet Study Space Available at the Health Sciences Library

Need some quiet space to study? The Health Sciences Library has plenty of space available*.

There are 30 seats available on the main floor and we’ve recently opened the 3rd floor study tables for additional seating.

Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu  or call (573) 882-4153 to reserve your study space. Walk-ins are welcome and seating will be based on availability.

Library users will be asked to clean their workstations prior to leaving the library. Three cleaning stations are  located throughout the second floor and one cleaning station is on the 3rd floor. Please check in at the Service Desk upon arrival with your badge.

As always, social distancing and face coverings are are required at all times in the library.

*Access to the Health Sciences Library will only be accessible to those with badges authorized to enter the School of Medicine and MU Healthcare buildings.

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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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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 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.

The March 2021 featured articles were co-authored by Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine. The guidelines were published in JAMA (impact factor of 45.540 in 2019):

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=March&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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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.

Free Ebook – How to Raise a Doctor

From now until Saturday, April 17th, Dr. Dale is giving away his How to Raise a Doctor eBook for free in Kindle.

Click the here and grab it off Amazon.  Once you grab your copy, make sure to leave a brief review on Amazon.

Want a print copy? The Health Sciences Library has one available to check out.

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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.

Find Your Research Collaborators

Need help finding research collaborators throughout the UM System? The Health Sciences Library recently developed a research collaboration tool to make finding those collaborators easier.

This research collaboration tool provides a starting point for finding collaborators with common research interests using data from  Academic Analytics system. Enter your own search terms to find collaborators or choose from the auto-generated suggestions. 

Don’t forget you can help potential collaborators find you by updating your research interest profile in Academic Analytics with your research interests.

Have further questions about finding Research Collaborators or updating your Research Profile? Contact the Health Sciences Library.

 

 

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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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Plan to apply for an NIH grant in early 2022? Free mentoring program available

Are you finding it challenging to learn the intricacies of writing NIH-style research proposals?

Do you struggle with making a compelling case to reviewers for the importance of your research project?

Are you having trouble getting consistent feedback from experts as you write research proposals?

Consider applying into the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study. It’s a free 5-month long, writing-intensive, small group coaching experience designed to refine your proposal writing skills, but you must apply by April 16.

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here.

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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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Mizzou Libraries’ Favorite Female Authors

National Women’s Month may be coming to an end, but there are still many ways you can support female voices throughout the rest of this month and beyond! Whether you chose to donate to a nonprofit organization or decide to learn more about women’s history through sites such as https://womenshistorymonth.gov/, here at Mizzou Libraries, we encourage you to continue showcasing and uplifting women’s voices however you can. One of our favorite ways to celebrate anything at our libraries is by supporting our favorite books and authors! To celebrate National Women’s Month, we asked some library staff members who their favorite female authors are!

 

Rachel Brekhus (Librarian III, Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian, Instruction Department): Octavia Butler, Sheri S. Tepper, and Harriet Washington.

 

William Morgan (Library Information Specialist, E-Learning): Marilynne Robinson and Jesmyn Ward.

 

Gwen Gray (Librarian III, Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship): Donna Leon, Agatha Christie, Carol Carnac, Sujata Massey, Anne Perry, and Charles Todd.

 

Corrie Hutchinson (Associate University Librarian for Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services): Jane Austen and Agatha Christie.

 

Rebecca Graves (Educational Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library): Ursula Le Guin and N. K. Jemisin.

 

Erin Merrill (Library Info Specialist): Sophie Kinsella and Gail Carriger.

 

Dorothy Carner (Head, Journalism Libraries): Deborah Willis (here is an online exhibit curated by Journalism Libraries showcasing Willis’ work https://spark.adobe.com/page/ZYMtHBO9rPcTn/ )

 

You can check out many of these authors at your Mizzou Libraries: http://merlin.lib.umsystem.edu/search/X

Along with reading from your favorite authors, it is also important to remember why supporting female voices is essential when consuming literature. Here is why Mizzou Libraries’ staff members believe reading work by women is important to them!

 

Corrie Hutchinson: I think it’s important to read female authors so that you have a balanced viewpoint. Books and stories are how people share viewpoints and experiences, so why limit yourself to only one perspective? Why escape to a world that only men created?  That’s just silly. No limits.

 

William Morgan: Because male authors were so much of my own education as well as what I had to teach in World Literature as a high school teacher, I feel I need to focus more on female authors so that I have a more well-rounded view of both historical and modern literature.

 

Rebecca Graves: Their writing is rich and deep. It is not so filtered through the lens of “I” of being the focus of attention when walking into a room. There’s more depth to even the minor characters. I.e., the characters are there for the story and have their own backstory. They aren’t just there to prop up the lead. I find more variety in their writing. True, all genders of writers have tackled the hero’s journey, but there are more stories to be told than simply the hero’s. I also find it confirming that women have written brilliant stories. To read Le Guin or Jemisin is to have excellent language, rich worlds, and well-crafted plots. They are masters of the craft.

 

Whatever way you decide to celebrate the duration of Women’s History Month, we hope you visit one of our Mizzou Libraries and pick up a book to support female authors!

Danielle Gorman / English Intern/ Spring 2021

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Looking Back on 2020: Engaging Emails

While 2020 truly threw some curve balls, our MU Librarians and staff never missed a step and continued to serve. Take a look at a few innovative ways they helped our community, kept faculty informed, and stayed busy throughout one of the most challenging years.

Kimberly Moellerinstructional services and social sciences librarianrealized how important it was to keep her faculty informed about all the library services available as everyone at MIzzou learned how to navigate in an online-only environment. Throughout the spring and summer, she sent out biweekly email messages to the chairs of each department she works with, who could then share the information to their department faculty and graduate students. For each email she tried to center the message on a particular theme such as online library instruction, electronic resources, end of semester resources for students, and Black Lives Matter resourcesThey’ve been received pretty well from what I can tell, and I have had an increase in communications with faculty since starting them,” Moeller said.  

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Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Below is a list of recently published Pubmed articles from the University of Missouri related to COVID-19. If you need assistance accessing the articles, please email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

Pubmed collection of MU authored COVID articles

 

Journal Articles

Atherstone C, Peterson ML, Malone M, Honein MA, MacNeil A, O’Neal CS, Paul S, Harmon KG, Goerl K, Wolfe CR, Casani J, Barrios LC, Group C-CAT. Time from Start of Quarantine to SARS-CoV-2 Positive Test Among Quarantined College and University Athletes – 17 States, June-October 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021;70(1):7-11. Epub 2021/01/09. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7001a2. PubMed PMID: 33417591; PMCID: PMC7790154
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Aziz F, Bath J, Smeds MR. Implications of the severe acute respiratory syndrome associated with the novel coronavirus-2 on vascular surgery practices. J Vasc Surg. 2021;73(1):4-11 e2. Epub 2020/09/07. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.08.118. PubMed PMID: 32891807; PMC7471762.
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Baindara P, Chakraborty R, Holliday ZM, Mandal SM, Schrum AG. Oral probiotics in coronavirus disease 2019: connecting the gut-lung axis to viral pathogenesis, inflammation, secondary infection and clinical trials. New Microbes New Infect. 2021;40:100837. Epub 2021/01/12. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100837. PubMed PMID: 33425362; PMCID: PMC7785423.

 

Hill MA, Sowers JR, Mantzoros CS. Commentary: COVID-19 and obesity pandemics converge into a syndemic requiring urgent and multidisciplinary action. Metabolism. 2021;114:154408. Epub 2020/10/21. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154408. PubMed PMID: 33080269; PMCID: PMC7831812.

 

Hsu AL, Guan M, Johannesen E, Stephens AJ, Khaleel N, Kagan N, Tuhlei BC, Wan XF. Placental SARS-CoV-2 in a pregnant woman with mild COVID-19 disease. J Med Virol. 2021;93(2):1038-44. Epub 2020/08/05. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26386. PubMed PMID: 32749712; PMCID: PMC7436499.

 

Mamun MA, Sakib N, Gozal D, Bhuiyan AI, Hossain S, Bodrud-Doza M, Al Mamun F, Hosen I, Safiq MB, Abdullah AH, Sarker MA, Rayhan I, Sikder MT, Muhit M, Lin CY, Griffiths MD, Pakpour AH. The COVID-19 pandemic and serious psychological consequences in Bangladesh: A population-based nationwide study. J Affect Disord. 2021;279:462-72. Epub 2020/10/30. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.036. PubMed PMID: 33120247; PMCID: PMC7568472.

 

Manna S, Chowdhury T, Baindara P, Mandal SM. Fusion Protein Targeted Antiviral Peptides: Fragment-Based Drug Design (FBDD) Guided Rational Design of Dipeptides Against SARS-CoV-2. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2020;21(10):938-47. Epub 2020/09/10. doi: 10.2174/1389203721666200908164641. PubMed PMID: 32901582.

 

Patwardhan A, Ohler A. The Flu Vaccination May Have a Protective Effect on the Course of COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population: When Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Meet Influenza? Cureus. 2021;13(1):e12533. Epub 2021/01/12. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12533. PubMed PMID: 33425565; PMCID: PMC7789051.

 

Thorpe A, Scherer AM, Han PKJ, Burpo N, Shaffer V, Scherer L, Fagerlin A. Exposure to Common Geographic COVID-19 Prevalence Maps and Public Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(1):e2033538. Epub 2021/01/07. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.33538. PubMed PMID: 33404615; PMCID: PMC7788466.

 

Wells J, Higbee D, Doty J, Louder E. Avoiding Fumbles: Online Patient Handoff Training. PRiMER. 2020;4:32. Epub 2021/01/12. doi: 10.22454/PRiMER.2020.984649. PubMed PMID: 334http://resolver.ebscohost.com/openurl?id=pmid:26481; PMCID: PMC7789876.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry and Other ASBMB Journals Are Now Fully Open Access

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology announced that the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (MCP), and the Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) will now be published as fully open-access journals as of January 2021. This means  articles published, starting in January 2021, are freely available to everyone.

“This is a landmark decision that will have huge impact for readers and authors. As many of you know, many researchers have called for journals to become open access to facilitate scientific progress, and many funding agencies across the globe are either already requiring or considering a requirement that all scientific publications based on research they support be published in open-access journals.”

Read more about how ASBMB made the decision to move to an open access model and the process towards that model. 

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