home Resources and Services Use Newsbank for Recent News Articles & TV News

Use Newsbank for Recent News Articles & TV News


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.

Access NewsBank at http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu:2048/login?url=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

home Resources and Services New CAB Interface

New CAB Interface

CAB has been extensively redesigned. Check it out at http://www.cabdirect2.org. On September 1, the current CAB interface will be retired.

CAB Video

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.”

Enhancements include:

• 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

home Resources and Services 150 Years of The Origin of Species: An Online Exhibit

150 Years of The Origin of Species: An Online Exhibit

“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.

home Resources and Services SciFinder Scholar Security Issue

SciFinder Scholar Security Issue

Recently, a number of researchers throughout the world have gained access to SciFinder Scholar through the unauthorized use of U.S. faculty accounts and IDs on university campuses. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) notified the MU Libraries this week that an unauthorized user in another country was accessing SciFinder Scholar using an MU account. Unauthorized users accessing this database are a violation of UM’s license agreement with CAS.

We have worked with the MU Department of Information Technology to identify the account and have addressed the issue with the account holder. While this particular violation has been addressed, we need to be aware that repeated violations can result in termination of the contract and loss of campus access to SciFinder Scholar.

Please remember to keep your passwords secure. Do not share them with anyone else.

If you feel that your password may be compromised, we encourage you to change your password.

Each time you login to SciFinder Scholar, the license agreement govering the usage displays. When you click on “Accept,” you are verifying to CAS that you have read the terms of the agreement and will abide by them. Please review the terms of agreement  (also available at: http://merlin.missouri.edu/node/439) and let us know if you have any questions.

home Resources and Services Need Research Help? Schedule a Research Assistance Appointment

Need Research Help? Schedule a Research Assistance Appointment

Need in-depth research assistance with a paper or project for class?  The Ellis Reference Services Department provides one-on-one research help if you are having trouble locating information on your topic.  A RAP consultation session gives you one-on-one uninterrupted time with a librarian for in-depth assistance in identifying appropriate sources for a research paper or project.

  • RAP is an appointment-based service and it is open to all MU students.  RAP consultation appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.
  • For more information, call the Ellis Library Reference Desk at 882-4581
home Resources and Services New Veterinary Journals in PubMed Central

New Veterinary Journals in PubMed Central

JAALAS and Veterinary Research are now available in PubMed Central.

The Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS: http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?journal=817 The archive includes volumes 47-48 (2008-2009) and current content is forthcoming. Note: There is a 6-month embargo delay for this journal.

Veterinary Research: http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?journal=892  Archive includes volume 40(2009) to the present
Note: There is 12-month embargo delay for most articles in this journal

home Resources and Services New Online Exhibit Documents Library of Jacques Flach

New Online Exhibit Documents Library of Jacques Flach

MU Libraries presents an online exhibit that documents the journey of the library of Geofroi Jacques Flach, a renowned bibliophile and professor of law, from France to Ellis Library in Columbia, Missouri. For forty years, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Professor Flach collected books on the political history of Europe, Mesopotamia, Russia, Japan and Ireland on the subjects of religion, feminism and other social causes. Especially notable are the St. Raymond de Peñafort manuscript Summa de poenitentiate et matrimonio, dating ca. 1200 AD, and Disputatio Inter Clericum et Militem, a rare incunabulum published in Paris in 1498.

Henry Ormal Severance, director of Ellis Library from 1907 until 1937, acquired the library of Professor Flach in Paris in March of 1920. This collection of approximately 6,000 volumes, many of which have Professor Flach’s original bookplates, is housed in Ellis Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

The online exhibit is available at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/flach/index.htm.

home Resources and Services Bookmark Cafe Closed for Renovation

Bookmark Cafe Closed for Renovation

During Intersession, McDonald’s will be open 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday -Friday. Memorial Union’s Wheatstone Bistro will be open 10 am to 1:30 pm and the Starbuck’s will be open 7 am to 4 pm. No weekend hours.

home Resources and Services VPB5580: Veterinary Informatics

VPB5580: Veterinary Informatics

Materials for the May 13th lecture of Veterinary Informatics are available at: http://missouri.libguides.com/vpb5580.

home Resources and Services New BioSystems Database from NCBI

New BioSystems Database from NCBI

Do you use pathways databases? Check out the NCBI BioSystems database.

BioSystems can be searched directly or accessed via links from other NCBI databases such as Entrez Gene, PubMed, PubChem Compound, and Protein.

Use BioSystems to list the genes, protein, and small molecules that are involved in a biological pathway; find the pathway in which a given gene or protein or specific small molecule is involved; retrieve 3D structures for proteins involved in a biosystem.

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