home Uncategorized What the Collections Cuts Mean for You at the Health Sciences Library- Update

What the Collections Cuts Mean for You at the Health Sciences Library- Update

As previously announced, we took a data-driven approach to absorb the impact of journal price increases.

We focused on maintaining access to as many as possible of the 800+ health sciences journals you viewed at least 100 times in 2019.

Journals which cost over $1500 were subject to additional scrutiny.

Of the journals we have access to, 19 are over $10,000 per year and 40 are over $5,000 per year.

You can view the complete list of the health sciences journals we still have access to here.

19 Journals over $10,000/yr

Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews — Elsevier
Analytica Chimica Acta — Elsevier
Anatomical Record — Wiley
Behavioural Brain Research — Elsevier
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications — Elsevier
Clinica Chimica Acta — Elsevier
European Journal of Pharmacology — Elsevier
Gene — Elsevier
Human Gene Therapy — Liebert
International Journal of Pharmaceutics — Elsevier
Journal of Cellular Physiology — Wiley
Journal of Chromatography B — Elsevier
Journal of Morphology — Wiley
Life Sciences — Elsevier
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology — Elsevier
Molecular Microbiology — Wiley
Molecular Reproduction and Development — Wiley
Social Science and Medicine — Elsevier
Theoretical and Applied Genetics — Springer Nature

40 Journals over $5,000/yr

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine — American Thoracic Society
Antioxidants and Redox Signaling — Liebert
Antiviral Research — Elsevier
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics — Elsevier
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects — Elsevier
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids — Elsevier
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences — Springer Nature
Cellular Signalling — Elsevier
Chemico-Biological Interactions — Elsevier
Clinical Anatomy — Wiley
EMBO Journal — Wiley
Experimental Eye Research — Elsevier
Experimental Neurology — Elsevier
Free Radical Biology and Medicine — Elsevier
Hearing Research — Elsevier
Human Genetics — Springer Nature
International Immunopharmacology — Elsevier
Journal of Cell Biology — Rockefeller University Press
Journal of Controlled Release — Elsevier
Journal of Ethnopharmacology — Elsevier
Journal of Microbiological Methods — Elsevier
Journal of Molecular Biology — Elsevier
Journal of Neurochemistry — Wiley
Journal of Neuroscience — Society for Neuroscience
Journal of Neuroscience Methods — Elsevier
Journal of Neurotrauma — Liebert
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis — Elsevier
Journal of Physiology — Wiley
Journal of Proteomics — Elsevier
Nature Reviews Cardiology — Springer Nature
Neurocomputing — Elsevier
Neuropharmacology — Elsevier
Neuropsychologia — Elsevier
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews — Elsevier
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior — Elsevier
Progress in Neurobiology — Elsevier
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology — Elsevier
Toxicology Letters — Elsevier
Virus Research — Elsevier

Remember that if we don’t have access to the article you need, we will pay to get it for you. Click Findit@MU or bookmark this order form to request your article.

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 Uncategorized The Mizzou Libraries Are Here for You

The Mizzou Libraries Are Here for You

Whether you want research help in person while social distancing or remotely from the safety and comfort of your home, the Mizzou Libraries will stay connected with you!

Many library services — including consultations and assistance, library instruction, reserves and events — will continue remotely online through the summer with some in-person options. The emphasis on remote library services will allow faculty and students to continue their work, regardless of location.

Among the changes that library users will continue to find this semester:

  • Everyone in library buildings will need to wear a face mask and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing. Library users may only remove their mask while eating at the Bookmark Cafe on the ground floor. (This University policy does not make an exception for individuals who have received the vaccine.)
  • An MU ID will be required to access the building after 5 pm.
  • For a complete listing of intersession and summer session hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.
  • The Check-Out & Information Desk on the north side of the first floor will serve as a single service desk for assistance in the library. Visit Ask the Librarians! for online help or to schedule a consultation.
  • Furniture and computer workstations will be spread out in order to ensure physical distancing. The library’s Safety Team will monitor the building to make sure all library users are being safe. Library patrons are asked not to move furniture.
  • Study rooms will be single occupancy only. Library patrons must use masks in study rooms and keep doors open for proper ventilation. You can reserve a study room through the online reservation system. We encourage study groups to meet on Zoom or other online platforms. If you need a space to do in-person group work, you many use rooms 114 and 114A. The furniture is set up for groups to work while maintaining proper distances.
  • The ground floor and 1st floors of Ellis Library have been designated as “quiet conversation allowed” for library users, including students who need to attend their online classes in the library. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors are designated as quiet study space.
  • The west stacks are closed. To request books or other items, please place an online request and the library will retrieve them for you.
  • Library materials may be quarantined when they are returned, and the items may stay on your library account during that time. No fines will be assessed for items that are in quarantine.
  • Food and drink will only be allowed on the ground floor of the library. Masks must be worn on the ground floor unless the user is actively eating or drinking.
  • DigiPrint services has moved out of Ellis Library and is now located in MU Student Center Room 1212A

Library personnel will carefully assess how the new service models are working and will determine whether services can be gradually scaled up or, conversely, whether conditions will require a return to delivering more services remotely. For the latest information on library services and hours, visit library.missouri.edu. You may also subscribe to one of our weekly email newsletters to stay up to date.

Additional Information Regarding Specialized Libraries
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J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

Engineering Library and Technology Commons

Journalism Library

Five Must-Read Poetry Books

From Milk and Honey to Robert Frost, what are your thoughts about poetry? It tends to be one of those genres that stirs a lot of debate. You either love it or hate it. I think poetry gets a reputation that it doesn’t deserve. Sure, there are a lot of poetry books out there that are not worth my recommendation, but with every not-so-good collection, you also have a great one. So, this month for National Poetry Month, I’m counting down the top five must-read poetry books that you can find at your Mizzou libraries! This list contains recommendations perfect for fans of the classics, fans of contemporary, or just readers who don’t know where to begin. Be sure to check out one of these books before April ends!



Crush, Richard Siken

The 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, Crush, is an impressive collection of poems centering around the obsession that can come from being in love. Siken is a master at his craft and an expert at capturing vulnerability to its core, as he creates a series of work that leaves you feeling every raw emotion written on the page. This collection is filled with yearning, heartbreak, and violent imagery that will stay with you long after you finish and is a must-read for lovers of more popular and contemporary poetry.



Envelope Poems, Emily Dickinson

Envelope Poems is a collection of work from legendary poet Emily Dickinson written on the actual scraps of paper she originally wrote on! Since Dickinson has only a small amount of her work published, this book is filled with beautiful poems that give the reader the ability to escape into Dickinson’s mind and witness her exact scribbles of these poems. This is an excellent collection for beginners or readers who are intimidated by classics and is a fascinating binding of Dickinson’s work that will leave you marveling at her envelope poems. 



Native Guard, Natasha Tretheway

2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Native Guard is a story that honors Natasha Tretheway’s mother’s life as well as her childhood. This book of poetry is heartbreaking and sometimes troubling to read as Tretheway confronts the racial history of the South and the story of one of the first black regiments, the Native Guard, who were called to serve in the Civil War. Natasha Tretheway is a natural writer, composing poems that leave the reader feeling heartbroken and impacted by her words. This is a must-read collection for those looking for poems that will leave a lasting impression!



The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou, Maya Angelou

In her lifetime, Maya Angelou left her mark on the world by capturing the most vulnerable feelings of being human and putting them into words. Discussing topics from the African American experience to womanhood to the trials and tribulations of love and pain, Angelou inspired and healed her readers with her poems. This is a stunning collection filled with all of Angelou’s most powerful and prominent poems like “Still I Rise” and “On the Pulse of Morning” and is a must-read for fans or readers looking for a beautiful collection of poetry to try out!


Ariel: The Restored Edition, Sylvia Plath

After she died in 1963, Sylvia Plath left behind a legacy of being one of the most prominent writers of her time and also a collection of poems called Ariel. In 1965, two years after her death, Plath’s work was finally published and went on to receive worldwide acclaim for her confessional and vulnerable words. However, due to editing by her husband, this original edition was highly inaccurate to Plath’s vision of her collection, and it wasn’t until 2004 that Ariel was able to be restored and published true to Plath’s desires. Ariel: The Restored Edition is a brilliant and thought-provoking collection of poetry that highlights the talent and struggles of the famous poet and is sure to leave the reader enthralled by Plath’s genius writing.


Danielle Gorman / English Intern / Spring 2021

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Mara’s Book Nook

Panaceia’s Daughters by Alisha Rankin.  Panaceia’s Daughters provides the first book-length study of noblewomen’s healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that noblewomen’s pharmacy came to prominence not in spite of their gender but because of it.

R 146 .R36 2013




Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.

home Uncategorized January University of Missouri Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) Meeting: 1/28 at 5pm

January University of Missouri Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) Meeting: 1/28 at 5pm

ULSAC will have their first meeting of the spring semester on Thursday, January 28th from 5-6pm.

What is ULSAC?

ULSAC is a dedicated group of student leaders who work with Library Administrators to advocate for student concerns. The first thirty minutes of each ULSAC meeting is dedicated to providing all students with an opportunity to talk about their ideas regarding the Libraries.

ULSAC hosts an open forum at the beginning of each meeting and if you are a Mizzou student who has feedback about the Libraries and the ways their services can be enhanced, please join us on Thursday. Here is the zoom link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/s/97029318646

For more information about ULSAC and for meeting dates for the rest of the semester, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact ULSAC’s adviser, Taira Meadowcroft (meadowcroftt@missouri.edu) or ULSAC’s chair, Lane Cargile (laccd4@mail.missouri.edu)


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 Uncategorized Coming to MU in November–Access to SciFinder-n

Coming to MU in November–Access to SciFinder-n

Starting November 1, 2020 MU researchers will have access to SciFinder-n.  SciFinder-n is a new generation of SciFinder with better functionality via mobile devices.  It includes several new tools– PatentPak, MethodsNow Synthesis and Retrosynthesis Plan. Go to the CAS website to see additional information about SciFinder-n.

Your current SciFinder ID and password will also work for SciFinder-n, however, you will need to use a different URL to access this new version. The URL for accessing SciFinder-n will be provided closer to November 1st. You can continue to use Scifinder for a while, but CAS does plan to discontinue the old platform in 2021.

CAS is offering several introductory sessions for SciFinder-n this month. See below for details. Additional training webinars will be offered in November. CAS also provides on demand Scifinder-n training resources.

SciFinder-n Introductory Training Webinars:

Get started with SciFinder-n by signing up for one of these upcoming introductory training webinars.
Learn how to use SciFinder-n for:

  • Reference searching
  • Structure searching
  • Reaction searching
  • Computer-aided retrosynthetic design

Monday, October 19th, 1:00 pm CST  or Thursday, October 22nd, 1:00 pm CST

Register for one of these workshops

Please contact Janice Dysart, Chemistry Librarian, if you have any questions about SciFinder-n.

home Uncategorized Anonymous Donor Has Huge Impact on Special Collections

Anonymous Donor Has Huge Impact on Special Collections

Some of the donors to the Mizzou Libraries prefer to remain anonymous. We know alumni and friends are interested in the stories behind the gifts; so we are sharing this story while respecting the donor’s wishes.

Beginning in the spring of 2018, thanks to an introduction from our friend and conservator James Downey at Legacy Book Bindery, we met a gentleman with a unique collection of rare books and manuscripts. For two and a half years our special collections librarians have been working with this extremely rare collection of medieval materials – digitizing, cataloging and sharing it with faculty and students. In the past year, our anonymous donor has given the Libraries $60,000 worth of early-printed books and two separate gifts of $100,000. The first gift established an endowment for the study of the book, and the second gift will help us improve our special collections storage spaces. This relationship is among the most important and exciting the Libraries have known. It wouldn’t feel like a celebration of our successful campaign without an anonymous shoutout. In the years to come there will undoubtedly be more written about this collection and the impact this donor has made. Today our big message is THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone that made our campaign a success and helps to further the mission of the University of Missouri and the Libraries.

home Uncategorized What Happens When Your Library Materials Are Overdue?

What Happens When Your Library Materials Are Overdue?

If items you borrow are overdue, we send you a reminder notice. If you still don’t return them, we send a bill for replacement cost, which is $175 per item. You also won’t be able to place holds or check out anything until either the overdue items are returned or your replacement bill is paid.

Change to library policy due to COVID-19 pandemic: When library materials are returned, they will be placed in quarantine. You will not be assessed fines during the time that a book is being quarantined.

If your overdue book is recalled by another library user, you will be charged $2 per day. If the book is an Interlibrary Loan item, you will be charged $10 per day. You will not be able to borrow anything until you return the item. Again, you will be billed $175 if you do not return the item.

Books borrowed from other libraries through MERLIN or MOBIUS may be subject to overdue fines, which are imposed by those libraries.

More information about library fines, can be found here.

For questions about Ellis Library materials, please contact the Check Out and Information Desk at 573-882-3362.


home Uncategorized Masks Available in Ellis Library Vending Machine

Masks Available in Ellis Library Vending Machine

Masks are now available in the Ellis Library vending machine, located on the first floor, by the north entrance.

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.

Engineering Library Updates

Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.

While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services

Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Ways to contact us:

  • Email eltc@missouri.edu
  • Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
  • Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël

How to access our online resources:

  • Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
  • Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
  • Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
  • Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
  • More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
  • Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.

Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:

  • Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.

Have something checked out from the Libraries?

  • If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
  • The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.

Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.

Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.