Web of Science!

Web of Science now available at MU

With funding provided by the University, MU Libraries now have available the Web of Science database collection.  You can search Web of Science—All Databases or any of the databases individually, including the Web of Science Core Collection.

You also have access to an upgraded version of the Journal Citations Report (JCR; impact factors); Essential Science Indicators; and InCites, a benchmarking & analytics tool.

See the below for more details on the various components of Web of Science.

The Web of Science database collection includes:

  •  Web of Science Core Collection (1990-present): This collection indexes thousands of scholarly journals, books, reports, conferences and more.  Citation information and analysis with cited reference searching available.  The collection includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1990-present), Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded (1990-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1990-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present) and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • BIOSIS Citation Index (1969-present): BIOSIS provides access to journals, reports, books, meetings, and U.S. patents in all disciplines of the life sciences, including traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology, and microbiology, as well as related fields such as plant and animal science, agriculture, pharmacology, and ecology.
  •  Current Contents Connect (1998-present): Current Contents Connect is a current awareness database that provides easy access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites.
  • Data Citation Index (1990-present): Data Citation Index indexes data sets from selected repositories around the world, and also enables the user to find data sets which cite a particular work.  Coverage is 1990-present.
  • Derwent Innovations Index (1993-present): Provides worldwide patent information and can be searched by text or chemical structures.
  • KCI – Korean Journal Database (1980-present): KCI Korean Journal Database contains bibliographic information for scholarly literature published in Korea.
  • MEDLINE (Web of Science) (1950-present): Premier life sciences database from the National Library of Medicine, covering biomedicine and life sciences, bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science. Search by topic, MeSH terms, and CAS registry numbers; link to NCBI databases and PubMed Related Articles. Includes times cited information from the Web of Science Core Collection.
  • SciELO Citation Index (1997-present): Access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin America, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.
  • Zoological Record (1985-present): Zoological Record provides access to worldwide zoological literature, including all major areas of the field: behavior, ecology, evolution, habitat, nutrition, parasitology, reproduction, taxonomy, and zoogeography.

InCites Journal and Highly Cited Data provides access to two web products, Journal Citation Reports, and Essential Science Indicators, as part of the Thomson Reuters Research Analytics solution InCites. Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR Web helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Essential Science Indicators categorizes journals from the Web of Science into broad categories, and identifies the most highly and rapidly cited journal publications in each category. Counts of highly cited publications attributed to researchers, institutions and countries indicate volume and influence of their research activity.

InCites Benchmarking & Analytics provides a dataset consisting of profiles of institutions, journals, books, proceedings, in the form of graphs and tables, containing data and metrics compiled from three sources: a reputation survey conducted by TR; demographic and financial information from the institutions; journal and publication and citation information from the Web of Science. The data are compiled in a 10 year dataset and are refreshed twice per year. The data are presented via reports, tiles, and support custom analysis and exploration.

home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Online Access to SpringerProtocols Backfile (1980 – 2014)

Online Access to SpringerProtocols Backfile (1980 – 2014)

You now have online access to over 1,500 books and journals from SpringerProtocols. A major resource for laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences, SpringerProtocols includes Methods in Molecular Biology and Methods in Molecular Medicine.

Please note: this is a special backfile purchase and not a current subscription. While some 2015 items are available (e.g., Frank Schmidt’s newly published RNA-RNA Interactions Methods and Protocols), items added to SpringerProtocols later in the year will not be included.

home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library New for 2015! Cell Host and Microbe; ILAR Journal

New for 2015! Cell Host and Microbe; ILAR Journal

You now have online access to Cell Host & Microbe!

You now have online access to the current issues of ILAR Journal!


home Workshops, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Fridays @ the Library Workshops: Ellis Library AND Online

Fridays @ the Library Workshops: Ellis Library AND Online

MU Libraries
Fridays @ the Library Workshops

Spring Semester, 2015
Time: 1:00 -2:00 pm
All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats
Face-to-face in Rm. 213, Ellis Library and live online
To Register: http://tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Jan 23    Staying Ahead of the Curve: Be Aware of What Your Library Offers You
Learn how other faculty and students are using the Library’s services and find out about the newest tools and information sources.
Goodie Bhullar, Library Instruction Coordinator; Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Jan 30    Demystifying the Literature Review (Part 1)
Jonathan Cisco from the Campus Writing Program will demystify the literature review by simplifying its components and purpose.  He will lead you in a series of easy, practical steps to structure and write your own literature review for your discipline.
Jonathan Cisco, Campus Writing Program Coordinator

Feb 6    Digging into the Literature for a Literature Review  (Part 2)
Learn some of the more sophisticated features of database searching to yield the results you want. Using a variety of databases, we’ll focus on practical techniques that can save you time and effort.
Goodie Bhullar, Library Instruction Coordinator; Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Feb 13    Primary Sources for Instruction and Research
Learn about how primary sources at MU Libraries can help with meeting instructional goals and assist with research.  Librarians from the Government Documents and Special Collections departments will introduce collections and strategies for using them in your teaching and research
Kelli Hansen, Print Collections Librarian, Special Collections; Sandy Schiefer, Government Documents Librarian

Feb 20    EBooks: What every student and faculty member should know
Did you know the library has ebooks? Or perhaps you have seen an ebook in the MERLIN Catalog and didn’t know how to access it.  Learn what you need to read ebooks online and how to download ebooks to your computer or tablet.  Bring your own tablet or laptop so that you will be ready to read after attending this session.
Nancy Messina, General Reference Librarian

Feb 27    Mendeley for First Timers
This hands-on session is intended to introduce Mendeley to first-time users. It will focus on using Mendeley to build your database of citations from journal articles, books, and other publications and use entries to cite in your own documents. Mendeley is free to download and use as a personal database.  Registrants will receive email instructions on how to set up their Mendeley account before the class.
Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian

Mar 6    Creating Effective Surveys with Qualtrics
Learn how to capture survey results that can assist with collecting data for research projects or class assignments, or assess user satisfaction with academic and administrative programs.   Create surveys, collect responses, and analyze data through the Qualtrics insight platform.
Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian; Kim Moeller, Social Sciences Librarian

Mar 13    Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.  Learn how to set up accounts and make these tools work for you!
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian; Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian

Mar 20    Creating Bibliographies with EndNote
EndNote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in a plethora of formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.
Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

Apr 3    Creating Bibliographies with Zotero
Zotero is a free, simple, open-source tool for organizing, managing and formatting bibliographic citations. Learn to extract citations from PDFs and web pages at the click of a button, and create in-text references and bibliographies.
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

Apr 10    Alternative Metrics for Measuring the Impact of Research—Altmetrics
It takes time for your work to be formally cited by other researchers and common citation indexes do not work equally well for all disciplines and research methods.  Altmetrics (alternative metrics) are faster and wider-ranging measures of the impact your work is having on other researchers and the general public.  This workshop will introduce you to current altmetrics tools and how they’re being used to demonstrate the value of research.
Anne Barker, Interim Head, Ellis Reference Department; Janice Dysart, Science Librarian; Gwen Gray, Social Sciences Librarian

Apr 17    Copyright Conundrums 
Copyright raises many questions: What can I use freely? When do I need to get permission? What is covered by copyright? How do I protect my own intellectual property? This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. copyright law in the academic setting and point the way to resources that help in making decisions and knowing when to seek legal advice.
Anne Barker, Interim Head, Ellis Reference Department

Apr 24    Making Posters with Powerpoint
Need a poster for a conference or class?   Come to this hands-on session to learn about design elements, templates and PowerPoint tools for creating your poster.
Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian; Nancy Messina, General Reference Librarian

Questions:  Goodie Bhullar, bhullarp@missouri.edu 

home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library More Online Access to ScienceDirect Journals

More Online Access to ScienceDirect Journals

Happy New Year!

We’ve added many more years of “backfile” access to ScienceDirect veterinary journals.

You now have online access to:

Animal Feed Science and Technology (1976 – 1994; 1998 – present)
Animal Reproduction Science (1978-1994; 1998 – present)
Applied Animal Behaviour Science [formerly known as Applied Animal Ethology] (1974 – 1994; 1998 – present)
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (1978 – present)
Journal of Comparative Pathology [formerly known as Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics] (1888 – present)
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1981 – present)
Livestock Science [formerly known as Livestock Production Science] (1974 – present)
Preventive Veterinary Medicine (1982 – present)
Research in Veterinary Science (1991 – present)
Small Ruminant Research (1988 – present)
Theriogenology (1974 – present)
Tuberculosis [formerly known as Tubercle and Lung Disease and Tubercle] (1919 – present)
Vaccine (1983 – present)
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology (1979 – present)
The Veterinary Journal [formerly known as British Veterinary Journal] (1984 – present)
Veterinary Microbiology (1976 – present)
Veterinary Parasitology (1975 – present)

Previously, online access began in 1995 or 1998. Enjoy!

home Cycle of Success, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Congratulations to Shelly McDavid!

Congratulations to Shelly McDavid!

Congrats to our very own Shelly McDavid!

Shelly, Library Information Assistant at Zalk Library, and Rebecca Graves, education librarian at the Health Sciences Library, have recently published two chapters, “Introduction to Learning Theory” and “Introduction to Instructional Techniques,”  in Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From cultivating faculty relationships to assessment (Medical Library Association Book Series), 2014.

NIH Public Access Policy

Slides from the November 7th Fridays @ the Library session on the NIH Public Access Policy have been posted to the NIH Public Access guide!


Questions? Ask Kate.

NIH Public Access Policy (or…Zen & the Art of Public Access)
This session will provide an overview on complying with the NIH Public Access Policy. Learn how to find and use PMCIDs; submit articles to PubMed Central; and view and manage policy compliance with MyNCBI’s My Bibliography. Topics will also include a brief overview of Open Access journals and how they relate to funding agency policies.

Instructor: Kate Anderson, Head, Veterinary Medical Library

Date & Time: Friday, November 7th, 1 – 2 pm

Location: W235 Vet Med Bldg

home Workshops, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Managing & Sharing Your Research Data

Managing & Sharing Your Research Data

PowerPoint slides and recording from the recent Fridays @ the Library session on Managing & Sharing Your Research Data are now available online!


home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Publishing in PNAS? Get a discount on the OA fee

Publishing in PNAS? Get a discount on the OA fee

MU corresponding authors are eligible for a $350 discount on the Open Access fee for PNAS. To make your article freely available immediately, the discounted fee is $1,000 instead of the regular $1,350. More information.

Note: all PNAS articles are freely available after 6 months.

MU Libraries Open Access Guide

Resources for VM-1s & VM-2s

Welcome and Welcome Back!

Check out the Zalk Library guide for your first two years: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/vm1.

Here, you'll find the basics of how the library operates and information on the resources we have available for you.

And a friendly reminder that the library is often the only quiet space in the building. Respect your classmates' needs for a quiet study area…shhhhhh…