The MU Libraries will host a reception for Peter Bergen at Ellis Library in the First Floor Colonnade on Tuesday, September 1 from 4-5 p.m. Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet this acclaimed journalist and terrorist analyst. For more information, contact Shannon Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 882-4703.
New resources have been added to the Biomedical Informatics subject guide, including individual descriptions of major NCBI resources.
Want to see a resource added to this guide? Contact Kate Anderson
Check out our other Subject Guides as well!
Grand Rounds Presentation
August 14, 2009
This presentation covers journal surveillanance services such as Journal Watch and EvidenceUpdates. Other topics include email alerts and RSS feeds from databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
The MU Libraries have participated in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1862. The FDLP was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information.
Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government.
Along with documenting the processes of the three main branches of government (Executive, Congress and the Judiciary), the Government Publication Office distributes documents produced by many government agencies. These include the Department of Energy, Department of Education, Census Bureau, the National Park Service and NASA. Government documents include books, reports, studies, hearings, and educational materials. Publications can be in any format, including books, pamphlets, posters, DVDs, CD-ROMs, puzzles, coloring books and maps. Government documents can be found through the library’s catalog, MERLIN, and most are shelved in 1 East.
For further information, please contact Marie Concannon or Sandy Schiefer.
Click here for a complete listing of books in the display.
Friday, August 21st . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
Monday, August 24th . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25th . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 26th . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 27th . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28th . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.
Monday, August 31st . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1st . . . . . . . . . 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2nd . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 3rd . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 4th . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet on the Ground Floor, West Entrance, near the Security Desk
Travel the world with books! Representing 50 countries, each book in this display contains a piece of culture and life from its country of origin. You’ll be inspired to read something new!
Information about each book on display can be found at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/guides/courses/international%20fiction.htm.
This beta test offers access to over 2000 domestic newspaper titles, web content, TV transcripts, video sources and over 1600 sources for international content in the enhanced NewsBank interface.
CAB has been extensively redesigned. Check it out at http://www.cabdirect2.org. On September 1, the current CAB interface will be retired.
CABI’s Media release
9 June 2009
CABI has launched a new and improved version of its database platform CAB Direct, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases in life science information – CAB Abstracts and Global Health.
The new CAB Direct offers a better experience for students and researchers as they search for important life science information. The content on CAB Direct has not changed, but the new design will improve its discoverability – saving researchers time and effort.
“Researcher behaviours and expectations are evolving, and the new CAB Direct has been created to ensure we are evolving with them,” said Cristina Ashby, Product Development Manager at CABI. “New technologies have offered an excellent opportunity to create a better, more intuitive and effective product.”
• MyCABDirect – a personalised area where users can set-up email alerts and RSS feeds based on their search results; share information; and save important searches
• Faceted searching – users can finely filter information to fit their research needs, based on CABI’s indexing terms and metadata
• The capability to view full text at the search results level
• Improved user experience, through a more intuitive interface
• Suggestions for spelling variations
The new and improved CAB Direct will also abstract snippet views at search results level; save searches to social book marking sites and provide COUNTER compliant usage statistics.
CABI is also pleased to announce the number of full text articles available on CAB Direct, and all other platforms that host our products, has reached 50,000. “This milestone highlights a clear and growing benefit to our subscribers,” said Cristina Ashby. “With the substantial number of articles now available, and with a further 10,000 to be added by the end of the year, this collection of material is developing into a body of content that is of considerable importance in its own right.”
For a visual demonstration on how to use the new CAB Direct go to – http://www.cabi.org/cabivideo/CD2LaunchVideo/CD2LaunchVideo.html
“150 Years of The Origin of Species: The Historical Journey from Specimens to Species to Genes” is a digital exhibit based on a physical exhibit mounted in the University of Missouri’s Ellis Library from March 5th to March 31st, 2009 to honor the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his On the Origin of Species. The exhibition was part of the 2009 MU Life Sciences & Society Symposium sponsored by the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center.
Charles Darwin’s 57-month voyage on the HMS Beagle provided the biological and geological specimens and the intellectual insight for a critical step forward in explaining one of the most challenging questions of natural history: how and why species change over time. Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle and the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 was not the final solution to the puzzling phenomenon of species change, but it was a vital step in the ongoing revolution in evolutionary thought.
This exhibition traces the concept of biological variation from the Renaissance through the 20th Century using rare and historical books, illustrations, and biological specimens from the University of Missouri’s Rare Books and Special Collections Department, the Health Sciences Library Rare Book Room, the Enns Entomology Museum, the Glen Smart Collection of Waterfowl and Upland Game, and other university collections. Video of the opening presentation by Philosophy Professor Andre Ariew entitled “Darwinism Old and New” is also included. The exhibit was curated by Michael Holland, Director of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB), with immeasurable help from the staff of the SCARaB Division, Anselm Huelsbergen, Alla Barabtarlo, Karen Witt, and Katie Carr.
The online exhibit is available at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/darwin/about.htm.