EL&TC Shamrock Tea

For this year’s E-Week, the Engineering library invites everyone to stop by and grab a hot tea or cool glass of punch.


We will be holding our Shamrock Tea bar on Thursday, March 14th from 10am-3pm. We will offer an assortment of hot teas including some green and black teas. We will also have plenty of herbal tea options. We will have Hawaiian punch and an assortment of treats available to all patrons. We hope you have a great E-Week, and we look forward to your visit to the library!

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

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Engineering Faculty Publications January 2024

Below is a list of College of Engineering Faculty that have published academic works in the past 29 days.

Congratulations to all recently published authors!

Note: Access to full text may be subject to library subscriptions





  1. Alharthi, A., Washer, G., & Connor, R. (2024). Framework for Integrating the Reliability of the Inspection Technique into Risk-Based Inspection Practice. Transportation Research Record. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981231225217
  2. Belay, S., Belay, G., Nigussie, H., Jian-Lin, H., Tijjani, A., Ahbara, A. M., Tarekegn, G. M., Woldekiros, H. S., Mor, S., Dobney, K., Lebrasseur, O., Hanotte, O., & Mwacharo, J. M. (2024). Whole-genome resource sequences of 57 indigenous Ethiopian goats. Scientific Data, 11(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-024-02973-2
  3. Chen, J., Guo, Y., & Tan, J. (2024). Dynamic Analysis of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Response to Time-Variant Excitations during Strong Actinic Illumination and Application in Probing Plant Water Loss. Plant Phenomics, 6. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.34133/plantphenomics.0151
  4. Dahu, B. M., Khan, S., Sheets, L. R., & Scott, G. J. (2024). Exploring the Geospatial Relationship Between COVID-19 Positivity and Income in Mixed Urban-Rural Population. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 310, 1327–1331. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI231180
  5. Duong, C. M., & Lim, T. T. (2023). Effect of Temperature Changes to Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Oily Materials with High-Organic Loading Rates in Thermophilic Conditions. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300321
  6. Fadhel, M. A., Alzubaidi, L., Gu, Y., Santamaría, J., & Duan, Y. (2024). Real-time diabetic foot ulcer classification based on deep learning & parallel hardware computational tools. Multimedia Tools and Applications. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-024-18304-x
  7. Gao, C., Wen, F., Guan, M., Hatuwal, B., Li, L., Praena, B., Tang, C. Y., Zhang, J., Luo, F., Xie, H., Webby, R., Tao, Y. J., & Wan, X.-F. (2024). MAIVeSS: streamlined selection of antigenically matched, high-yield viruses for seasonal influenza vaccine production. Nature Communications, 15(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-45145-x
  8. Injac, S. D., Mullens, B. G., Denis Romero, F., Avdeev, M., Barnett, C., Yuen, A. K. L., Amano Patino, M., Mukherjee, S., Vaitheeswaran, G., Singh, D. J., Kennedy, B. J., & Shimakawa, Y. (2024). Characterisation of Pb2Rh2O7 and Y2Rh2O7: An unusual case of pyrochlore stabilisation under high pressure, high temperature synthesis conditions. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3tc04389d
  9. Ismail, K. B. M., Kumar, M. A., Mahalingam, S., Raj, B., & Kim, J. (2024). Carbon fiber-reinforced polymers for energy storage applications. Journal of Energy Storage, 84. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2024.110931
  10. Jeffries, B., Norgard, P., Higgins, B., & Gahl, J. (2022). IONIZATION EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF A THERMAL ION SOURCE FOR RADIOISOTOPE ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPARATION. 162–169. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36694
  11. Kek, H. Y., Bazgir, A., Tan, H., Lee, C. T., Hong, T., Othman, M. H. D., Fan, Y. V., Mat, M. N. H., Zhang, Y., & Wong, K. Y. (2024). Particle dispersion for indoor air quality control considering air change approach: A novel accelerated CFD-DNN prediction. Energy and Buildings, 306. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2024.113938
  12. Kellner, R. L., Harris, A., Ciulla, L., Guidoboni, G., Verticchio Vercellin, A., Oddone, F., Carnevale, C., Zaid, M., Antman, G., Kuvin, J. T., & Siesky, B. (2024). The Eye as the Window to the Heart: Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Biomarkers as Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 13(3). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13030829
  13. Kim, J., Liu, Y., Raghothamachar, B., Dudley, M., & Kwon, J. W. (2024). Defect-curing effects of fast neutrons on n-type GaN. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 315. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2024.128934
  14. Lundt, S., Zhang, N., Polo-Parada, L., Wang, X., & Ding, S. (2024). Dietary NMN supplementation enhances motor and NMJ function in ALS. Experimental Neurology, 374. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2024.114698
  15. Makoond, N., Setiawan, A., Orton, S. L., & Adam, J. M. (2024). The effect of continuity reinforcement on the progression of collapse in reinforced concrete buildings. Structures, 61. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2024.105981
  16. Mohammed, R. H., Abu-Heiba, A., Nunez, R., Hasan Rupam, T., Spitzenberger, J., Mohammadian, S. K., & Ma, H. (2024). A novel compressor-ejector operating heat pump (CEO-HP) for separate sensible and latent cooling air-conditioning system. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 48. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2024.102392
  17. Norgard, P., Jeffries, B. D., Higgins, B., Gahl, J. M., & Robertson, J. D. (2022). A High-Throughput Hot Surface Ion Source for Electromagnetic Radioisotope Separation. 170–179. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36710
  18. Núnez, R., & Ma, H. (2024). Transient Process Analysis of Oscillating Motion in Oscillating Heat Pipes. ASME Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 146(4). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4064331
  19. O’Donnell, V., Gahl, J., Keya, T., Harvill, G., Prorok, B. C., Andurkar, M., & Thompson, S. M. (2022). NOVEL METHOD OF CHARACTERIZATION OF PARTICLE BEAM USING NANO-INDENTATION. 110–114. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13182/T125-36686
  20. Proffitt, R., Rasmussen, K.-A. M., Ma, M., & Skubic, M. (2024). An Algorithm for Activity Recognition and Assessment of Adults Poststroke. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy : Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 78(2). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2024.050407
  21. Proffitt, R., Robinson, E. L., Reeder, B., Leary, E., Botkin, L., Marushak, S., Popejoy, L. L., & Skubic, M. (2024). Smart Technology for Aging and Reducing Disability (STAReD): Study protocol for a randomized pragmatic clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 138. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2024.107461
  22. Pulatsu, E., Malik, S., Lin, M., Krishnaswamy, K., & Vardhanabhuti, B. (2024). Preparation and Characterization of Boza Enriched with Nonfat Dry Milk and Its Impact on the Fermentation Process. Gels, 10(1). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels10010022
  23. Saied-Walker, J., Gupta, P., Yi, R., Marchal, N., Skubic, M., & Scott, G. J. (2023). GPU-accelerated PostgreSQL for Scalable Management and Processing of Irregular Time-Series Data using SPI. 2541–2549. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData59044.2023.10386390
  24. Sarkar, S., Zhou, J., Scaboo, A., & Zhou, J. (2023). Quantification of lodging scores of soybean breeding lines using UAV-based imagery and machine learning. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300520
  25. Shammi, U. A., Garcίa Delgado, G. M., & Thomen, R. (2024). Troubleshooting and Quality Assurance in Hyperpolarized Xenon Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Tools for High-Quality Image Acquisition. Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE, 203. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.3791/65972
  26. Spriggs, A., Rotman, R., & Trauth, K. (2024). Functional analysis of web-based GIS tools for environmental justice assessment of transportation projects. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 128. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2024.104080
  28. Tang, C. Y., Ramesh, A., & Wan, X. F. (2023). Avian and swine influenza viruses. In Molecular Medical Microbiology, Third Edition (pp. 2375–2411). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818619-0.00093-9
  29. Tian, F., Ransom, C. J., Zhou, J., Wilson, B., & Sudduth, K. A. (2024). Assessing the impact of soil and field conditions on cotton crop emergence using UAV-based imagery. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 218. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2024.108738
  30. Tian, F., & Zhou, J. (2023a). Cotton Emergence Uniformity Assessment Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300471
  31. Tian, F., & Zhou, J. (2023b). Quantlyzer: An R Package for Automated Exploratory and Predictive Data Analysis. 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202300470
  32. Uludaǧ, R. B., Çaǧdaş, S., Işler, Y. S., Şengör, N. S., & Akturk, I. (2023). Exploring Scaling Efficiency of Intel Loihi Neuromorphic Processor. ICECS 2023 – 2023 30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems: Technosapiens for Saving Humanity. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECS58634.2023.10382884
  33. Wang, S., Hu, Z., Wu, Q., Zhu, R., & Huang, G. (2023). Smart Patterning for Topological Pumping of Elastic Surface Waves. 1. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2023-115083
  34. Wang, X., Hao, Y., Duan, Y., & Yang, D. (2024). A deep learning approach to remove contrast from contrast-enhanced CT for proton dose calculation. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 25(2). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1002/acm2.14266
  35. Wescott, D. J., Robinson, G., Anderson, D. T., & Murray, B. (2023). Unmanned aerial systems for the search and documentation of clandestine human remains. In Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations: Application and Case Studies (pp. 207–224). Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819394-5.00003-1
  36. Xie, J., Zhang, Z., Hilliard, J., An, G., Tang, X., Yu, Y., Wan, X.-F., & Xu, D. (2023). An Online Tool for Understanding and Monitoring COVID-19 Trends and Spread Based on Self-Reporting Tweets. 55–60. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1109/MedAI59581.2023.00015
  37. Yang, C., Jiang, Y., Zhang, K., Zhu, X., Li, J., Yu, H., Chen, J., Gu, X., Gan, Z., & Yu, Q. (2024). Photodynamic Therapy Derived Personalized Whole Cell Tumor Vaccine Prevents Postsurgery Tumor Recurrence and Metastasis. Small. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202308456
  38. Zhao, N., Sun, Y., Zhang, H., Fan, W., & Wan, C. (2024). Reinforcement mechanisms of lignin nanoparticles in biodegradable cellulosic films for plastic replacements. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 39. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2024.e00833
  39. Zhou, J., Zhang, Y., Chen, J. K., & Smith, D. E. (2008). A nonequilibrium thermal model for rapid heating and pyrolysis of organic composites. 8 PART A, 121–127. Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2897337

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

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MU Libraries Integral to Research on Kafka

Assisted by the MU Libraries Interlibrary Loan service, humanities researcher Carsten Strathausen is constructing a comprehensive visual database encompassing all adaptations of Franz Kafka’s “The Trial.” This resource aims to serve scholars and students for years to come.

The Interlibrary Loan team played a crucial role in acquiring numerous adaptations of “The Trial” from around the globe, including artworks, films, graphic novels and more. The library staff initiated the development of a Python web-crawler to gather metadata on these resources and played a key role in organizing the dataset.

Ivy Hui, head of the ILL Borrowing/Requesting Unit, and her dedicated team maintained regular communication with Dr. Strathausen, updating him on their progress in locating these elusive adaptations of Kafka’s text. They created an Excel sheet containing vital information to track advancements, which will be useful to continue these research endeavors.

For more information on this project and an interview with Dr. Strathausen, visit Research, Innovation and Impact.

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Peer Navigator Corner: Library of Congress vs. Dewey Decimal System

By: Lorelai Clubb

Moving from your high school or public library is already a challenge due to the amazing size of the building and the resources available at MU, but there is another new factor to consider when looking for books at Ellis Library. The University of Missouri Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LoC) classification system, which is very different from the Dewey Decimal System (DDS) you are likely used to. But don’t worry! Understanding how to navigate LoC is easy!

What is the LoC System and Why do we use it?

Firstly, academic libraries use the Library of Congress system because it allows for more items to be cataloged in more specific ways. Each LoC call number is directly attached to a specific resource (i.e. a book) to allow for you to find that resource easier. The LoC system is better for organizing a large number of resources centered around a specific subject. Since we have so many amazing materials here at Ellis, LoC allows us to group subjects easier and make it simpler for you to find the resources you need. The LoC system has 21 different main classes based on letters and then thousands based on numbers, while DDS only has 10 classes based on numbers alone. 

(Source: High Point University Libraries – https://www.highpoint.edu/library/2022/01/25/smith-library-begins-transitioning-book-collection-to-library-of-congress-classification/)

So, what is the Dewey Decimal System then?

The Dewey Decimal System classification system is typically used at public and school libraries because it’s a smaller and more general system, which is better for smaller collections of books. While DDS can be helpful in smaller libraries, it has several flaws that make it more challenging to use in our giant academic library collections. For one, fewer category options leads to diverse topics being squished under one umbrella, making them more challenging to find. Additionally, DDS classifies topics in a somewhat confusing way. For example, if you were looking for a book about human anatomy, you would need to look under the “Technology” section, NOT the “Science” section. Other topics that don’t seem to really belong in “Technology” can also be found there, such as “Public Relations” and “Accounting.” The LoC system removes this confusing problem. 

(Source – Saline County Libraries: https://www.salinecountylibrary.org/dewey-do-not-phasing-out-the-dewey-decimal-system/)


Breaking Down the LoC System Call Numbers

A Library of Congress call number is comprised of 4 parts:

  1. Class/Subclass
  2. Topic
  3. Cutter Number
  4. Publication Date

For example, this call number: HV4708 .R83 2011 is one we have at Ellis Library. Let’s break down the number to figure out what book this is about!

  1. Class/Subclass – “HV”
    The class/subclass refers to the first one to two letters of the call number. The first letter, “H” is the “social sciences” class. “HV” is the subclass of “H” that refers specifically to “social welfare”.
  2. Topic – “4708”
    Now that we know our class is in “social welfare,” we can use the number provided to find the specific topic section. By looking at the LoC classification system, we can see that the 4700s refers to Animal Welfare. Now we know what topic our book is based purely on a few numbers and letters. Isn’t that cool?
  3. Cutting Number – “.R83”
    The “cutter number” refers to the author of the material. The name “cutter” doesn’t actually refer to something being “cut”, it is named after its creator, Charles Cutter. The cutter number is a letter followed by two numbers. The first letter, “R” in this case, is the first name of our author. The “8” and “3” are the next two letters of the author’s name, but numbers are used in place of more letters. Understanding this part is a little more complicated, but the Library of Congress website has a handy table for us to use to decipher what the two numbers mean:

    (Source – Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/053/table.html)
  4. Publication Date – “2011”
    This part is the easiest part of the LoC call number. The “2011” refers to when the book was published.

Now we know this book is about animal welfare, written by someone with a last name beginning with “Rud”, and the book was published in 2011. The book in question is Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy by Kathy Rudy. 


While it might seem complicated, the Library of Congress classification system allows for us at Mizzou and other academic libraries to hold more resources and makes it much easier to locate materials on certain subjects. If you are having trouble navigating the library and finding a book, no fear! Just stop by the “Ask Here” desk on the first floor directly up the stairs of the West Entrance (Speaker’s Circle entrance) and to the right. Our “Ask Here” desk is staffed by students just like you who understand how daunting the Ellis Library can be at times. No question is too silly or too small, stop by and ask for directions and help 10am to 10pm Monday through Thursday, and noon to 10 pm on Sundays.

home Uncategorized Spring 2024 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference Call for Proposals

Spring 2024 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2023

The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference invites you to share your research, ideas and best practices for using, creating or adapting A&OER.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “OER: A Student-Focused” and will focus on faculty/instructor experiences adopting and adapting OER, creative uses for OER in the classroom, the impact of OER on student outcomes, open practice and pedagogy. Keynote announcement coming soon!

The Conference will be held virtually on March 7, 2024. Click here for more information.

Proposals: We welcome proposals for presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables from faculty, librarians, instructional designers, students, and any other educator or constituent involved in creating, using, or adapting Affordable and Open Educational Resources. Proposals should keep the conference theme in mind, however, you are encouraged to shape your proposed sessions to present your unique experiences with A&OER. We strongly encourage you to actively engage your session participants with a hands-on activity or by providing them with other materials they can use.

Submission Details
• The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2023.
• Proposals should include: Title; Abstract (approximately 250 words); Audience Learning Outcomes; and Information for each speaker (name, title, institution, short bio, and email address)
Proposals can be submitted here.
• Submissions will be evaluated on their relevance and ability to contribute to the theme of Strengthening Teaching and Learning Through OER.
• The Conference Planning Committee will notify presenters of their decision in December 2023.

If you have any questions please contact Christina Virden, MOBIUS, christina@mobiusconsortium.org, or Scott Curtis, University of Missouri Kansas City, curtissa@umkc.edu.

Chat With the Librarians Wherever You Are

Need research help? Working on a paper or project? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

Taira Meadowcroft

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

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Highlighted Newshub Posts for the Week

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Engineering Library: Librarian Instruction Information and Bio

One of the services provided by the Engineering Library’s Librarian is instruction on library services and field-specific assignments.









“I conduct in-class and online workshops on request to orient our users to relevant engineering library resources, teach strategies for making searching for library information more efficient and effective, and do presentations on academic honesty and avoiding plagiarism. I especially enjoy creating sessions that are tailored to specific topics and assignments in order to better serve engineering students. Library workshops can run anywhere from 20 minutes to an entire class session as appropriate.”

-Noël Kopriva, Engineering, Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Librarian, EL&TC Head




Feel free to reach out to Noël via email of phone to set up instruction sessions.

Email: koprivan@umsystem.edu

Phone: 573.882.2715

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation

home Uncategorized 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
    • TBD
  • Engineering Library
    • Foster animals from Second Chance, Monday May 8th from 12-2pm
    • Trail Mix Bar, Tuesday May 9th from 12-2pm
    • Coffee and Team Wednesday May 10th from 12-2pm
  • Health Sciences Library
    • Puzzles
  • Journalism Library
    • TBD
  • Vet Med Library
    • TBD

Taira Meadowcroft

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

home Uncategorized 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!


Taira Meadowcroft

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