home Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collections

Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collections

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Time: 3pm – 4pm
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The University Libraries’ collections are expansive: along with the millions of books housed in our campus libraries and off-site depository, we have access to millions of scholarly and popular articles through a multitude of subscriptions to databases and electronic journals.

When engaging with such a complex and multi-faceted body of materials, it’s natural to have questions: How can I tell whether the Libraries have access to a specific journal? Where can I obtain a copy of a book that our Libraries don’t own? And why is that article that I could access yesterday no longer available?

Learn more about the size, scope, and entryways into our collections in this webinar, designed especially for faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.

home Workshops Choosing a Citation Manager: EndNote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero

Choosing a Citation Manager: EndNote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
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Citation management software helps researchers organize PDFs and notes and generate citations and bibliographies in a variety of publishing styles. The three citation managers the library teaches–Zotero, EndNote Basic and Mendeley–all have different strengths and weaknesses. This webinar previews each citation manager and explains the key features and differences between them.

home Workshops Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers! Presented by Abbie Brown, Instructional Services Librarian.

home Staff news, Workshops Book Talk with Benjamin Moore: The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis

Book Talk with Benjamin Moore: The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis

Thursday, January 27
4 p.m.
Online

Join MU Libraries and the University of Missouri Press for their first Book Talk of the year. Benjamin Moore, Professor Emeritus of English and founder and former Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, will discuss his recently published book, The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis.

Rescued from the dumpster of a boarded-up house, the yellowing scraps of a young migrant’s schoolwork provided Benjamin Moore with the jumping-off point for this study of migration, memory, and identity. Centering on the compelling story of its eponymous subject, The Names of John Gergen examines the converging governmental and institutional forces that affected the lives of migrants in the industrial neighborhoods of South St. Louis in the early twentieth century. These migrants were Banat Swabians from Torontál County in southern Hungary—they were Catholic, agrarian, and ethnically German.

Between 1900 and 1920, the St. Louis neighborhoods occupied by migrants were sites of efforts by civic authorities and social reformers to counter the perceived threat of foreignness by attempting to Americanize foreign-born residents. At the same time, these neighborhoods saw the strengthening of Banat Swabians’ ethnic identities. Historically, scholars and laypeople have understood migrants in terms of their aspirations and transformations, especially their transformations into Americans. The experiences of John Gergen and his kin, however, suggest that identity at the level of the individual was both more fragmented and more fluid than twentieth-century historians have recognized, subject to a variety of forces that often pulled migrants in multiple directions.

Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

home Workshops The University Libraries: Your Partners in Teaching

The University Libraries: Your Partners in Teaching

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Learn how the University of Missouri Libraries supports faculty, post-docs, and grad students in this start-of-semester introduction to our access, research, and instructional services. Whether you’ve just arrived at MU and have yet to explore our Libraries, or an experienced scholar who wants a refresher on our current services and resources, you’re certain to learn something new that will help you with your teaching and research needs.

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library – Software Carpentry

Workshops @ Your Library – Software Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry workshops return for Spring! These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Python – January 12 & 14, 9a – 4p
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R – January 12 & 13, 9a – 4p
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home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library – Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Workshops @ Your Library – Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers! Presented by Abbie Brown, Instructional Services Librarian.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? Would you like the freedom and flexibility to customize the content of textbooks and other learning objects to better align with your lessons and assignments? Open educational resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks. Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.

Related LibGuide: Open Educational Resources (OER) by Joe Askins

home Workshops Retaining Your Author Rights

Retaining Your Author Rights

Don’t Sign Away Your Rights!

Traditional publishers’ agreements often transfer copyright from the author to the publisher, giving them the right to reproduce and redistribute your work.

The most important thing you can do is read your copyright transfer agreement. Don’t like what it says? You can amend the agreements to retain the rights you need to make copies of your work and to share it with others.

Examine your publishers’ agreements

What is the publisher requiring of you? Those agreements that require you to transfer all your rights limit what you can do with your own work—that is, you are no longer the copyright holder.

If your publisher agreement reads something like: “the undersigned authors transfer ownership of copyright, including the right to publish and distribute the work by any means, method, or process whether now known or to be development in the future, to the Publisher,” consider amending the agreement.

Agreements that let you retain control of your work often have phrases like: “I grant the journal a non-exclusive license to publish my work”; “I understand that no rights are transferred to the Journal”; or “I understand that a Creative Commons license will be applied to my work.”

Modify your agreements when needed

Publishing agreements are negotiable. Know your rights and consider using the SPARC author addendum to modify your agreement.

Deposit your work in MOspace

If you’ve retained the right to post to an online archive, submit your work to the MOspace Institutional Repository. An institutional repository, like MOspace, is one of the best ways to disseminate and preserve your work.  As an open access tool, MOspace ensures that current and future generations of scholars benefit by finding your work.

More information on retaining your rights.

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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 Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Creative Commons

Workshops @ Your Library: Creative Commons

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Creative Commons licenses give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for their creative works, and allow others to copy, share, and customize those works. Learn the basics of the six CC licenses, how to apply those licenses to your own creative works, and how to find CC-licensed images, videos, music, and other media that you can use in your classes, projects, and research.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.