home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: November 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: November 2020

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.

Characterisation of gas exchange in COPD with dissolved-phase hyperpolarised xenon-129 MRI” was co-authored by Dr. Talissa Altes of the Department of Radiology. The article was published in Thorax (impact factor of 10.844 in 2019).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=November&Year=2020

*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

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 Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

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.

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.

Stop, Breathe, Think– This website and app help us get into the right frame of mine and we hope it helps you as well.

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.

home Resources and Services Writing Your Final Paper? Mizzou Libraries Can Help

Writing Your Final Paper? Mizzou Libraries Can Help

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 Plagiarsm

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

As always, your Mizzou Librarians are available to help you through MU Connect and 24/6 chat.

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

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: October 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: October 2020

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.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Use of Alternative Markers To Assess Glycemia in Chronic Kidney Disease” was co-authored by Dr. Randie Little of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. The article was published in Diabetes Care (impact factor of 16.019 in 2019).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=October&Year=2020

*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

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 Mizzou Libraries Can Help Your Students Become Information Literate

Mizzou Libraries Can Help Your Students Become Information Literate

The University of Missouri Libraries are dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate. Our librarians offer expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find and evaluate information.

Our instructional services are informed by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. We believe that MU graduates should be able to:

  • Identify problems important to society and the information needed to address them.
  • Find existing sources of information on a topic.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, validity and reliability of information presented in a wide variety of media.
  • Conduct appropriately focused library, field or laboratory research.
  • Analyze and synthesize information gathered, demonstrating strategic and logical reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of costs, benefits and consequences of proposed resolutions to problems important to society.
  • Organize information, data and ideas for further analysis and presentation.

Whether you’re teaching online or in-person, synchronously or asynchronously, it’s never too early to begin collaborating with your subject librarian on integrating information literacy instruction into your courses. Visit https://library.missouri.edu/instruction today to learn more about the variety of instructional services we offer.

 

 

 

 

 

home Resources and Services Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

ProQuest is accepting proposals from research teams at academic institutions and will select five teams to provide with six months free access to TDM Studio, ProQuest’s new text and data mining solution.

Access to TDM studio will allow the research team to use library-subscribed ProQuest content for TDM methodologies like topic modeling, geographic analysis, feature analysis, network analysis, and others. Specific content available via subscription of the University of Missouri Libraries includes:

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: historical full-text of major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more
  • ABI/INFORM: business and management scholarly and trade journals, market reports, industry reports, case studies, news, etc.
  • Early Modern Books and Early English Books Online
  • EconLit: journal articles, books, and dissertations in economics

and several other databases. See here for a more complete list of ProQuest content available to University of Missouri researchers: http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu/login?url=http://www.proquest.com/databases . Teams may also upload their own datasets.

Available to faculty and graduate students, the program will allow a selected team to support 1-5 users working on the same project for up to six months. Team members can be from more than one institution, and at least one team member must have working knowledge of text and data mining methodologies using R or Python.

The deadline for submissions is November 30; contact Steven Pryor, Digital Scholarship Librarian, right away for all the details.

 

home Resources and Services Mizzou Libraries by the Numbers, Remote Spring 2020

Mizzou Libraries by the Numbers, Remote Spring 2020

When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the Mizzou Libraries to move to remote work, we were able to quickly pivot to providing remote services. Because the Libraries already work hard to serve the research needs of our students and faculty where they are, we were well positioned to continue providing remote services while coming up with new ways to provide the service that is usually in person. The above graphic highlights the amount of work that was done during the last half of the spring semester.

Remote Spring 2020, by the numbers

Questions answers via text, email, phone and chat: 1,857

Taught 773 students in 31 online instruction sessions

243,926 searches in online databases and 491,251 website visits

 

home Resources and Services MOspace: Increasing Open Access Availability for All

MOspace: Increasing Open Access Availability for All

International Open Access Week is October 19 – 25! This year’s theme is Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.

There are many options for MU researchers to make their work available open access, but one option available for all University of Missouri faculty is to make a copy available in the MOspace institutional repository.

We are working on several ways to help maximize the reach and persistence of your scholarship and increase awareness of MOspace as an option for Open Access scholarship. As we collect and analyze data about what our researchers are publishing, we are finding that many articles are already available via paid, “gold” Open Access (represented in gold in the images below). When we can, we are collecting these articles and preserving them in MOspace as an additional safeguard to ensuring their long-term availability and accessibility. We are currently processing 371 articles from 2019 and 2020 that meet various criteria for this stage of the project, 76 have already been included in MOspace, and more are on the way. Paid, full Open Access is great but still represents only a fraction MU’s total research output. We are working on ways to reach out individually to authors whose publications qualify for inclusion in MOspace (such as by publisher or funder policy) to encourage authors to upload their manuscripts/postprints whenever possible.

Even articles that are published with a traditional (non-Open Access) license can often be included in an institutional repository in the form of the final manuscript or postprint (your final, post-peer-review “draft”). The image below shows at least 1,095 articles published by MU authors (according to Scopus) in 2019 that currently have no known freely-available full text online, but could be made available in a repository such as MOspace on the basis of the publisher’s standard “green open access” policy. This would make the clear majority of MU research output openly available in some form (gold, hybrid, bronze, and green are all forms of Open Access availability under different terms).

Nearly 80% of MU-authored articles could be openly available

The following image shows the publication activity by publisher, and also helps show how much of our output that is currently “paywalled” could potentially be made available. Each bar represents the number of MU articles published by that publisher in 2019 (according to Scopus), and the red portion represents the number of those articles for which there is currently no available open access copy. Nearly all of these top publishers (each of the top 6 and many others) will allow authors to deposit most article manuscripts in institutional repositories such as MOspace via a green open access policy. The green segments represent where an author, co-author, or other delegate has already done so.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Use MOspace to Measure the Worldwide Impact of Your Research

Use MOspace to Measure the Worldwide Impact of Your Research

In the 1971 MUtation, the yearbook from the School of Medicine, one of our librarians noticed that Dr. Dan Longo was listed as winning an award during Health Sciences Research Day that year. You may recognize Dr. Dan Longo as one of the authors (along with Dr. Anthony Fauci!) of Harrison’s Internal Medicine. We were able to find this information about Dr. Longo all because the yearbook was digitized in MOSpace. Digitizing your work makes it easier for others to find your work.

Are you presenting at Health Sciences Research Day? Add your poster to MOspace to help boost your resume.

MOspace is the freely available online repository for scholarship and other works by University of Missouri faculty, students, and staff.

You retain copyright, and we provide access.

Once items are submitted, the platform can provide statistics like number of downloads, and from which countries.

Currently, all Health Sciences Research Day posters in MOspace have a total of 39,061 downloads from over 100 countries worldwide. That’s up from 14,951 from last year.

Interested in seeing the worldwide impact of your research? Submit your poster using our online form today.

You can further your impact by signing up for an ORCID ID at ORCID.org.

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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 Be An Informed Voter

Be An Informed Voter

Election Day is right around the corner: Tuesday, November 3rd!

How are you supposed to know who and what you can vote for? Where can you get the information you need to make your voting choices?

  1. Find out who or what can you vote for by getting a sample ballot
  2. Research candidates and issues. There are many resources available to help with your research:
    1. Candidate websites
    2. Local news outlets. In Columbia we suggest the Columbia Daily Tribune: Politics and Election Coverage and Columbia Missourian’s Election Coverage
    3. Voting records of the candidates
    4. Judge reviews
    5. Local groups- these might be local organizations, civic groups that organize around a cause, non-profit organizations, or community clubs.
    6. Public libraries. The Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia has a great election guide.
  3. Research ballot measures. Read the text of the ballot measure before election day to make sure you understand what it says, and what a YES or NO vote means. As you research the proposal, pay attention to the types of information you are reading.
  4. Ask questions about your research. When you are conducting research keep in mind where the information is coming from. Who is speaking and what are their sources? What’s the bias in the information you are reading? Who paid for this? Whose perspective is this and whose perspective is missing? Can you fact check this?
  5. Make notes and bring them with you to vote. Make sure to double check the rules at your polling place.

Visit the Mizzou Election Hub for resources available to you on campus.

This year, all registered voters in Boone County can vote at Mizzou Arena. Remember that you will need to bring an ID to vote.

Thanks to UMKC Libraries for the inspiration behind this be an informed voter post.

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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.