Remembering Donald Lindberg, MD.

Dr. Donald Lindberg was a pioneer in using computer technology to improve health care. Beginning his career in 1960 at the University of Missouri as a professor of information science and pathology, he was named Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in 1984 and served until 2015.

During his tenure at the NLM, he spearheaded digitizing the library’s vast holdings to make them accessible to researchers around the world. For the first time clinical trials, environmental data, and genomic information were available to users. In addition to this work, he helped establish the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which provides access to the results of the human genome project and to current as well as historical full-text biomedical and life sciences journals . To learn more about Dr. Lindberg’s life please read the New York Times write up about him as well as the piece by the National Institutes of Health. 

Recently, Rob Logan. PhD, gifted a digital copy of Improving Usability, Safety, and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology in memory of Dr. Lindberg.

The University Libraries Honor with Books program lets patrons honor someone special with a book purchase. Every $100 increment funds the acquisition of one new book selected by the Health Sciences Library’s subject specialists.

 

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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.

Endnote is Free for Mizzou Students

Citing your work and creating reference lists are a necessary evil when researching. It’s evil because you have to keep track of all the resources you use, learn many citation styles, and then go through your paper to type in text citations. A way to combat this evil is using Endnote.

Endnote is a citation management system that does all the things for you. You can import citations directly from the database and you can easily switch citation styles. Endnote also cites while you write, allowing you to insert a citation as you type and automatically creating a reference list.

As a Mizzou student, you can download Endnote for free through DoIT’s Self Portal. If you need assistance, we have step by step directions here.

Once you have Endnote on your computer, make sure to take a look at our Endnote Guide for tips and tricks on how to use the program.

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Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2019

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2019

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

This month’s featured article:

Blood pressure control and clinical outcomes in acute intracerebral haemorrhage: a preplanned pooled analysis of individual participant data” was co-authored by Dr. Adnan Qureshi of the Department of Neurology. The article was published in The Lancet. Neurology (impact factor of 28.755 in 2018).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/sep2019

*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.

home Resources and Services Libraries Buy Deej Performance Rights for the 2019 Celebrate Ability Week

Libraries Buy Deej Performance Rights for the 2019 Celebrate Ability Week

This week is the annual Celebrate Ability Week on campus during which special events are planned celebrating disability awareness and culture at Mizzou. This is the fourth year the University Libraries have purchased a film and the public performance rights and partnered with the Disability Center to show a movie depicting a person with a disability.

The movie this year, Deej, is a Peabody award-winning documentary and listed on the American Library Association Film and Media Round Table 2019 list of Notable Videos for Adults.  DJ (Deej) Savarese, is a non-speaking young man with autism. Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, Deej found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and begins his journey at Oberlin College, he confronts the terrors of his past, society’s obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses.

In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.

Deej, (2017, dir. Robert Rooy) is 72 minutes and will be shown Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm in Memorial Union, Jesse Wrench Auditorium

Watch trailer.

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Using the Health Sciences Library From Off Campus

Using the Health Sciences Library From Off Campus

If you find yourself off campus and need access to the Health Sciences Library, we’ve got you covered. If you access articles, databases, and other electronic resources through our library website, no special steps are necessary. You will be prompted to log in with your pawprint and password and once logged in, you are good to go.

You also have the option to use the University of Missouri’s VPN service. This service is useful if you regularly use library resources from off-campus from the same computer. The VPN system is available for free and installing is easy. Visit https://anyconnect.missouri.edu to learn how to download the program.

For items the library only has in print, there’s no need to come into the library (unless you really do want to visit us). You can request a pdf copy of the article or book chapter through our Scan and Deliver service.

As always, librarians are available to assist you through email, chat, and phone. Need more in depth research help? You can schedule an online research consultation by emailing asklibrary@health.missouri.edu or scheduling an appointment through MUConnect.

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Fall 2019 Group Study Room Reservations

We are excited to share that Ellis Library group study rooms will be renovated during Fall 2019. Rooms will receive some combination of new carpeting, paint, furnishings, white boards and technology. The Libraries are working closely with campus facilities to ensure the work is completed with the least amount of disruption possible. However, we may at times need to cancel a reservation or move groups to a new space. Please be aware when making a reservation that we will contact you as soon as we are aware of any possible disruption. We look forward to offering students improved group study spaces.

Thank you to the Student Technology Fee and the Student Fee Capital Improvement Fund for funding the renovations.

Reserve a Study Room

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2019

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2019

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

This month’s featured article:

AAV9 Edits Muscle Stem Cells in Normal and Dystrophic Adult Mice” was co-authored by Dr. Dongsheng Duan, Dr. Chady Hakim, Dr. Nalinda Wasala, Dr. Yongping Yue, and Dr. Xiufang Pan of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. The article was published in Molecular Therapy (impact factor of 8.402 in 2018).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/aug2019

*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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Staff news New Study Space at the Health Sciences Library

New Study Space at the Health Sciences Library

Last summer, we started the process of removing the old information desk to create a new student space. Throughout the year, we’ve asked for student input from what they’d like to see in the space to voting on specific furniture types.

We are happy to announce that the new comfy seating area is finally up and running! A good portion of the new furniture was delivered and we are finalizing the setup of the new lounge area, so don’t be surprised if you see different iterations of the space in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your comments, ideas, and votes throughout the year. We hope you enjoy your new space!

The furniture was funded by the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee

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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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Fall 2019 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Fall 2019 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Fall 2019 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.

Please 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.