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Sorry for the Inconvenience: Central and West Stacks Temporarily Closed

The Central and West Stacks in Ellis Library will be closed this summer due to a window repair project. If you need materials that are located in the Central or West Stacks, you may request the materials online or ask for help at the Checkout and Information Desk, which is located on the north side (close to Lowry Mall) of the 1st floor. Here are the call numbers that will be affected:

P to PG
*PH to PQ2999
QL to QR
R to VM
Z to ZA
001-353.7
353.9 to 999
Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction

We apologize for any noise or other inconvenience that occur while we work on some much-needed improvements to the library. Please contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu if you have any questions.

*Some of these books will be unavailable during this project. They may be borrowed from MOBIUS or traditional Interlibrary Loan.

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: April 2022

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, “Effect of Different Corticosteroid Dosing Regimens on Clinical Outcomes in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Randomized Clinical Trial” was co-authored by Dr. Richard Barohn, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Professor of Neurology. The article was published in JAMA (impact factor of 56.274 in 2020).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/facpubmonthlyresult/?Month=April&Year=2022

*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.

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New VoiceIn: Denmark to Columbia

In this episode, Denmark to Columbia, Elisabeth Ivens talks about her experience as an exchange student at Mizzou. Elisabeth is from Copenhagen, Denmark and an exchange student in School of Journalism. We discuss dorm life, food, and cultural differences in this fun conversation!

Voice In is a podcast about Mizzou students. This project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab in Ellis Library was created to learn about students’ lives and their relationship to libraries.

Check back on our site every month or subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app!

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Arab American Heritage from R-Z

In case you missed it, April is Arab American Heritage Month! We’ve put together an A-Z list of music, books, poetry and more to celebrate Arab heritage in the United States. Read the first part of this series and join Mizzou Libraries in supporting Arab American voices.

Rachel Brekhus, Melissa Fayad & Sireen Abayazid (Student worker, DMiL)

 

 

 

Rahim AlHaj NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Ancestor to the lute and the guitar, the oud ‎is an ancient stringed instrument commonly played throughout the Middle East, North Africa and countries like Greece and Turkey. Rahim AlHaj learned to play the oud at age 9, and later graduated with honors and a degree in music composition from the Institute of Music in Baghdad. Today, he composes traditional and contemporary pieces for a variety of ensembles — solo oud, string quartets and symphony orchestras. This Tiny Desk concert features 4 songs, three of which AlHaj played with percussionist Issa Malluf, playing the dumbek. – NPR

 

 

Sons of the Prophet, Stephen Karam

This award winning play by Stephen Karam is a comedy-drama about two Lebanese brothers, Joseph and Charles Douaihy, whose father recently died of a heart attack. After their father’s passing, the brothers must take of themselves and their Uncle Bill. The play is an exploration of the fragility of the human condition, and the relationships and dark comedy born from tragedy.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Dates in Basra, Jessica Jiji

Just when her family should be arranging her marriage, Kathmiya Mahmoud, a young Marsh Arab maiden, is sent from her home in Iraq’s idyllic countryside to the unfamiliar city of Basra, where she must survive on her paltry earnings as a servant. Her only asset is her exquisite beauty which brings more peril than peace. Worse, her mother appears to be keeping a secret about her own mysterious past, one that could threaten Kathmiya’s destiny forever. Set during the tumultuous years surrounding the Second World War, Sweet Dates in Basra is the redemptive story of two very different cultures, and a powerful reminder that no walls can confine the human spirit. – Author’s Website

 

 

 

 

The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, Alia Malek

In The Home that Was Our Country, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek chronicles her return to her family home in Damascus and the history of the Jabban apartment building. Here, generations of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Armenians lived, worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters. In telling the story of her family over the course of the last century, Alia brings to light the triumphs and failures that have led Syria to where it is today.

 

 

 

The Thirty Names of Night, Zeyn Joukhadar

Five years after a suspicious fire killed his mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one. He has been unable to paint since his mother’s ghost has begun to visit him each evening. The only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once-thriving Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Syria. One night, he finds the tattered journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z. She famously and mysteriously disappeared more than sixty years before, but her journal contains proof that Laila Z’s past is intimately tied to his mother’s-and his grandmother’s–in ways he never could have expected.

 

 

Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now (Re-Recorded)”

Tiffany Darwish is an American singer, songwriter and former 1980’s teen pop star of Lebanese Descent. Her 1987 cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James and the Shondells was her biggest hit, and spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This video is a rerecording of the cover, filmed in 2019. 

 

Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth After 9/11, Thea Renda Abu El-Haj

Unsettled Belonging tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Following these youth throughout their school days, Thea Abu El-Haj examines citizenship as lived experience, dependent on various social, cultural, and political memberships. For them, she shows, life is characterized by a fundamental schism between their sense of transnational belonging and the exclusionary politics of routine American nationalism that ultimately cast them as impossible subjects. – Publisher’s Website

 

 

What is SWANA?

SWANA Alliance is an organization dedicated to fighting for the liberation of South West Asian/North African peoples. The term SWANA is a decolonial word for the South West Asian/North African region used in place of other colonial terms meant to conflate the region, its people and its cultures. The organization invites members of these communities to practice solidarity on the basis of a joint struggle rooted in their differences.

 

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, Ian Haney-López

White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney López as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society. Today, it is used and cited widely by not only legal scholars but many others interested in race, ethnicity, culture, politics, gender, and similar socially fabricated facets of American society. 

 

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Arab American Heritage from I to P

In case you missed it, April is Arab American Heritage Month! We’ve put together an A-Z list of music, books, poetry and more to celebrate Arab heritage in the United States. Read the second part of this series and join Mizzou Libraries in supporting Arab American voices.

Rachel Brekhus, Melissa Fayad & Sireen Abayazid (Student worker, DMiL)

 

 

Invasive Species, Marwa Helal

In Invasive Species, Marwa Helal’s searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathways for empathy, etching themselves into memory. This work centers on urgent themes in our cultural landscape, creating space for unseen victims of discriminatory foreign (read: immigration) policy: migrants, refugees–the displaced. Helal transfers lived experiences of dislocation and relocation onto the reader by obscuring borders through language – Publisher’s website

 

 

 

“Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye is an American poet, songwriter and novelist of Palestinian, German and Swiss descent. Nye spent her adolescent years in Jerusalem and San Antonio, TX and her experience in differing cultures has influenced much of her work. She has published or contributed to over 30 volumes of poetry, and this poem, “Kindness,” is from her collection Different Ways to Pray, published in 1980.

 

Loeb Music Library – Arabic 78 Collection

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is Harvard’s home for musical materials. The library’s 78rpm Arabic records collection has over 600 records from the Arab Renaissance of the early 20th century, known as Al-Nahḍa. The collection features music from famous performers and composers from the era such as Yūsuf Al-Manyalāwī and Sayyid Al- Ṣaftī from acclaimed record companies of Arab, American and European origin. The physical copies are located at the library in Boston, MA but they’ve been digitized for anyone to access.

 

 

Many Voices of Casey Kasem – An Animated Tribute 

Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem was an American voice actor of Lebanese descent, best known for being the first to voice Shaggy Roberts in the Scooby Doo franchise and for voicing Dick Grayson/Robin in Super Friends. Kasem was also a disc jockey and radio personality, and was one of the founders of American Top 40, a weekly radio countdown started in 1970.

 

 

MENA

MENA, an acronym in the English language, refers to a grouping of countries situated in and around the Middle East and North Africa. It is also known as WANA, which alternatively refers to the Middle East as Western Asia. The region shares a number of cultural, economic, and environmental similarities across its comprising countries. Some terms have a wider definition than MENA, such as MENAP or Greater Middle East, which extends to South Asia to include the countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

 

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State

A pilot project to research and preserve Lebanese history in North Carolina was funded by Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah in 2010. The initiative started with projects like the PBS Documentary Cedars in the Pines and a touring museum exhibit of the same name. It expanded to the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, dedicated to researching Lebanese history in the United States and beyond. 

 

 

Music at the Limits, Edward W. Said

Music at the Limits is the first book to bring together three decades of Edward W. Said’s essays and articles on music. Addressing the work of a variety of composers, musicians, and performers, Said carefully draws out music’s social, political, and cultural contexts and, as aclassically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera. – Book Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I Remember My Father’s Hands” by Lisa Suhair Majaj

Lisa Suhair Majaj is a Palesitinian-American poet. Her 2009 manuscript, Geographies of Light received the Del Sol Press Annual Poetry Prize, and features the poem “I Remember My Father’s Hands.” This video is a visualization of the poem.

 

 

Paul Orfalea’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Paul Orfalea is an American business man of Lebanese descent. He founded the copy-chain Kinko’s in 1970, now known as FedEx Office after being acquired by FedEx in 2004. Now resigned from the role of CEO, he has focused his energy on philanthropy. Here are his top 10 rules for success.

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Finals Stress Relief at the Health Sciences Library

It’s that time in the semester again: FINALS.

From May 1 – May 12, the Health Sciences Library will have extended hoursCheck our hours page throughout the week.

To help get you through the finish line, we have some fun activities for you to enjoy starting Tuesday, May 3:

  • Make yourself a coffee tea light to bring home. As the candle burns, the oils from the coffee beans warm up and give off a lovely relaxing smell.
  • Go on a duck hunt! There will be some rubber ducks placed throughout the library. If you find one, bring them to the service desk for a prize!
  • And as always, we will have puzzles out for you to enjoy.

If you are off campus (or on campus!) we have some virtual study breaks you can take as well. Whether your break is 1 minutes to 10 minutes, it’s always important to give your brain a break. You got this!

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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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Countdown to Finals: Mizzou Libraries Wants You to be Prepared!

It’s the end of the semester, and we all know what that means: Finals.

We want you to be prepared, so are some tips and tricks to help make things a little easier for you this finals season:

  1. Mizzou Libraries Hours

  2. Study Spaces

  3. Library Account Status

  4. Supplies in the Library

  5. Chat with the Librarians

  6. Writing Your Final Paper

  7. Stress Relief!

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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 Countdown to Finals: Take a Break

Countdown to Finals: Take a Break

You made it and we couldn’t be prouder. To help get you through the finals week finish line, we have some virtual study breaks for you to try.

Send a Pet Gram!- Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

Color our Collections for the past few years, Special Collections participated in a week long, social media coloring fest. You can print out and color items from our special collections and archives. And to get you in the Mizzou spirit, there’s a homecoming edition featuring drawings, cartoons, and images from the Savitar, the yearbook of the University of Missouri, published from 1894 to 2004.

Library Ambiance miss the sounds of the library while studying? One of our favorite things to do is pull up some videos on youtube that mimic the sounds of the library, coffee shops, or our house common room. We’ve curated a list of our favorites to share with you.

Finals Jam Playlist need a playlist to help you study? We got you covered. This is a list of some of our favorite songs. If you have a suggestion let us know!

Virtual Puzzles– If puzzles are your thing, virtual puzzles can be a nice break from studying. You can even work on the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.

Animal Cams at the St. Louis Zoo– Animal therapy is backed by science and instantly  makes you feel better.

5 Best Mindfulness Apps– This website provides a break down, including pros and cons for each, that help you decide which app is best for you. We’ve become fans of Simple Habit.

If in-person activities are more for you, several of our libraries will have some stress relief activities:

  • Ellis Library
  • Engineering Library
    • Monday May 9th, 1pm: Spider plant potting, until supplies run out
    • Tuesday May. 10th 11am-1pm: Kitten Cuddle Puddle; Cuddle some kittens from Second Chance!
    • Wednesday May 11th 11am-1pm: Trail Mix Bar
  • Health Sciences Library
    • Rubber Duck Hunt
    • Coffee Tea Light Craft, until supplies last
    • Puzzles and coloring pages
  • Journalism Library
    • Tuesday May 10th 10am-12pm: Trail Mix Bar
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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 Journal Quality Indicators Faster

Going up for promotion and tenure soon and need a fast way to get quality indicators for your publications?

Interested in the impact factor of the journal you are considering publishing in?

If so, use the Health Sciences Library’s journal evaluation tool.

This tool will save you time by pulling impact factors, CiteScore, and other quality indicators for the journals you need, all in one place. All you need to search is the journal title or the ISSN.

Email us at at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu if you need assistance.

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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 Countdown to Finals: Writing Your Final Paper

Countdown to Finals: Writing Your Final Paper

It’s that time of the semester when you are most likely thinking about your final papers. We’ve got several guides to make the writing process easier.

Finding Sources

We suggest starting by looking at Databases by Subject  in your subject area. This is a quick way to find the best databases that fit your topic.

Citing Sources

Citation Styles & Tools: Citation Styles: The Basics – See tabs for APA, MLA, Chicago, and specialty citation formats.  You can also learn more about how our databases help you cite the sources you find.

Paraphrasing vs Plagiarism

Curious about the difference between paraphrasing and plagiarizing?  Check out our plagiarism tutorial and other resources here.

Writing Help

Did you know there’s a Writing Center site in Ellis Library in the Info Commons? You can sign up for a writing center appointment here.

As always, your Mizzou Librarians are available to help you through MU Connect and 24/7 chat.

No question is too big or small. We are here for you!

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Taira Meadowcroft

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.