Resources for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

In the interest of disaster preparedness, the Health Sciences Library staff have prepared a Disaster and Response Planning guide highlighting a list of books, websites and mobile apps for the use of emergency personnel.

In the event of an actual emergency, we are willing to prepare and lend a mobile disaster bookshelf, along with any of our available mobile devices, for use by emergency personnel.

This guide contains overall one-shelf recommendations. These can be put on a cart and checked out if requested by emergency personnel.

Call 573-882-4153 to request the mobile disaster books.

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

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Check Out Your Books 24/7 With Our Pickup Lockers

Did you know we have two locations on campus where you can pickup your library books 24/7?

Users can choose Ellis Locker or Lottes Locker as their pickup location when requesting MU Libraries materials. Once the item is ready, users will receive an access code to pick up their items.

Patrons who select the pickup locker location will receive an email saying they have three days to pick up their library materials. At this time, only regular library items will be included in the pickup lockers; no equipment, reserve materials or ILL materials.

The Ellis Library lockers are located inside the vestibule of the west entrance, which is near Speaker’s Circle. The Health Sciences Library Pickup lockers are located in the Medical Science Building, just across the courtyard from the Medical Annex.

Questions? Contact mulibrarycircdesk@missouri.edu.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Ebook Highlight: Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice : Practical Strategies for Health Care Professionals

New Ebook Highlight: Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice : Practical Strategies for Health Care Professionals

We’ve recently added The Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice : Practical Strategies for Health Care Professionals to our online collection. This book was written by Winnie Dunn and Rachel Proffitt, both faculty in the College of Health Sciences.

Bringing Evidence Into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Health Care Professionals provides a step-by-step process for learning how to use literature to inform quality practices in an accessible workbook format. This book simplifies analyzing research through repetition of core strategies and the systematic introduction of increasingly complex techniques for interpreting literature.

Students, early career professionals, and interdisciplinary teams alike can build a common language and structure for selecting and evaluating evidence to incorporate into their practices.

What’s included in Bringing Evidence Into Everyday Practice:

  • Worksheets to guide learning, available in print and as writable PDFs online
  • Ample opportunities to repeat and practice skills
  • Summary articles, emerging practices, and data collection
  • How to search databases, examine quality features, and identify the parts of a research article
  • A library of articles that learners can access from their libraries

You can access the book online.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services How to Find Ebooks at Mizzou Libraries

How to Find Ebooks at Mizzou Libraries

Mizzou Libraries has access to many ebooks and we have an easy way for you to search for them.

Go to library.missouri.edu and type out your topic or the name of the book (put the title in quotation marks for best results) you are looking for in the search box. Click the search button (see the image below for an example).

For books in health sciences, take a look at the Health Sciences Library ebook page.

For books in veterinary medicine, take a look at the Zalk Library ebook page.

For books in journalism and communication, take a look at the Journalism Library ebook page.

If you get stuck or have a question, our 24/6 chat is on the right hand side of the screen. We are here for you.

Scroll down through the search results until you see Filter by Format on the left hand side. Choose Ebook. If Ebook doesn’t show up as an option, choose Show More, then click Ebook. 

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Digital Media Lab in Ellis Library

Digital Media Lab in Ellis Library

The Digital Media & Innovation Lab (DMiL) in Ellis Library provides innovative technology and resources for your creative projects. The lab has an Audio Recording Booth, Digital Art Tools, and 3D Scanners in Room 156; an Interview Recording Room in Room 157, and a Film Studio in Room 3E21.

The DMiL is complemented by the Information Commons computers and equipment checkout at the Checkout & Information desk. The DMiL is available to students for class or personal projects.

You can make a reservation and check-in or stop by for a consultation in Room 156.

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Questions & Consultation email: ellisdml@missouri.edu

Looking to Publish a Case Report? Start Here

Deciding where to publish a case report is difficult because it’s hard to track down which journals actually publish case reports. To make that a little easier, a list of journals that publish case reports was recently released.

This new journal list includes 1,028 journals covering 129 specialties.

Below are just a few that are medicine and health science related.  You can check out the whole list here to search by specialty. 

American Family Physician

American Journal of Emergency Medicine

BMJ Case Reports

The Health Sciences Library subscription to BMJ Case Reports includes a waiver of the individual membership fee of £273 normally required to publish cases. Submission instructions.

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

Critical Care Nurse

Frontiers in Public Health

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare

Leukemia Research

Occupational Medicine

Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Women’s Health

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Special Spaces in Mizzou Libraries: Study Nook

Special Spaces in Mizzou Libraries: Study Nook

Ellis Library is full of study spaces from quiet study to tables in the thick of activity on the first floor. We have the perfect study space for everyone.

One of our favorites, since it was renovated in 2014, is the study nook on the 4th floor of Ellis Library. It’s tucked on the northeast corner of Ellis Library.

You can make use of the smaller cafe type tables, study in one of comfy chairs, or sit at the high top table to look out onto Lowry mall. The view from the windows gives you a nice break from studying if you are a fan of people watching too. And offers plenty of natural light to keep away those winter blues.

Not only do you have access to plenty of study tables, you can make use of the computers in the computer lab and send whatever you need to the printer.

Looking for other study spaces in the library? Make sure you check out our sensory maps to find the best study space for you.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2024

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2024

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, “Nasopharyngeal lymphatic plexus is a hub for cerebrospinal fluid drainage”, was co-authored by Dr. Michael J. Davis and Dr. Hae Jin Kim of the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology . The article was published open access in Nature (impact factor of 64.8 in 2022).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer also had a publication in JAMA as a member of the USPSTF:

Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children: 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/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=January&Year=2024

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Lockers with Chargers Available in Ellis Library

Looking for a place to store your items and charge your phone? Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor.

These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.

Spacesaver Lockers

  • There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
  • You can only use one locker at a time.
  • Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.

Instructions

  • Push on the door to open the locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
  • Put Items in the locker.Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
  • Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against the numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
  • Open the locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against the numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.

Contact the Ellis Safety Team at the West or North entrance if you have any problems using the lockers.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Book A Librarian For Research Help

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. Students, if you book a research consultation with a librarian, you can earn a point towards your S.T.A.R. recognition.

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

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.