home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Celebrating 10 Hispanic pioneers in medicine

Celebrating 10 Hispanic pioneers in medicine

These inspiring leaders launched advances in medicine and research that led to Nobel Prizes, life-changing cures, and better care for millions of people. AAMC shares their incredible stories.

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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.

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U Publish Online Workshop: Getting Your Article Published

Thursday, October 1
3-4 p.m.
Presenter: David Parsons, Elsevier Publishing

Please join MU Libraries and Elsevier Publishing as we explore how to learn about aspects of a manuscript that editors, reviewers and publishers look at critically; how to understand what editors and publishers are looking for, before and during the peer review process; and learn how to respond to referee and reviewer comments, aka the art of the polite rebuttal.

Registration for online attendance: https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/7020162
Users will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

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MU Remembers: Health Sciences Library Honors with Books

Every year MU honors those who have passed through the MU Remembers ceremony. To commemorate the lives of these individuals, a book is chosen for each and added to the Health Sciences Library collection. Bookplates are placed inside each of the books and the students, faculty, and staff honored through this program are listed as honorees on the books’ library catalog records. For more information about our Honor with Books program, click here.

Below is the list of students, faculty, and staff who were honored through the Health Sciences Library.

Alyssa Turner (School of Health Professions): Hemphill, Barbara. (2020). Occupational therapy and spirituality

William Salzer (College of Medicine): Baker, Carol J. (ed.). (2020). Red book atlas of pediatric infectious diseases

Judy Gentzsch (Hospital Nursing Services): Harris, James, & Roussel, Linda, & Thomas, Tricia (eds.). (2018). Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: a practical guide

Nicole Guillames (School of Medicine): Higgins, Robert S.D., & Sanchez, Juan A. (2018). The multi-organ donor: A guide to selection, preservation and procurement

Melissa Johnson (MU Hospital): The American Cancer Society (ed.) (2018). The American Cancer Society’s principles of oncology: Prevention to survivorship

Christy Old (School of Medicine): Jespersen, Elias A. (ed.) (2019). Exploring the opportunities and challenges of medical students

Michelle Robinett (Pharmacy and Laboratory Services): Dasgupta, Amitava, & Sepulveda, Jorge. (2019). Accurate results in the clinical laboratory: A guide to error detection and correction

James Yeagle (MU Hospital): Cheng, Fanjun, & Zhang, Yu (eds.). (2020). The clinical diagnosis and treatment for new coronavirus pneumonia

For the full list, visit https://library.missouri.edu/news/gateway-carousel/mu-remembers-honors-with-books

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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.

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One Journal Publishing Company is More Profitable Than Netflix

If your article was published within the last few years, there’s a good chance it was in a journal owned by one these four companies: Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer and Taylor & Francis. In the early 1970s, they published 15% of the researched produced in the world*. Today, it’s up to 53% of the world’s research.*

Over the years, these publishing companies have merged and acquired smaller publishers, in an effort to own even more of the journal landscape. The lack of competition allows these companies the ability to charge a high price, often not allowing universities to buy journals outright, instead only letting universities rent journals through subscriptions. Universities often pay millions to rent access to research their own faculty conduct.

The biggest contender in the journal publishing market is Elsevier. With 3,000 journals and publishing nearly half a million articles per year, RELX, the parent company of Elsevier, had revenues of US $9.8 billion in 2019. Elsevier’s profits account for about 34% of RELX’s total profits.

You can read more about these oligopolies (market shared by a small number of producers or sellers) and how they are contributing to the unaffordability of journals in the Vox article The War to Free Science

 

*This percentage includes Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and American Chemical Society
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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Companies Get Rich Off Of University Research

Companies Get Rich Off Of University Research

Scholarly publishing is big business

“The industry built to publish and disseminate scientific articles — companies such as Elsevier and Springer Nature — has managed to become incredibly profitable by getting a lot of taxpayer-funded, highly skilled labor for free and affixing a premium price tag to its goods.” (1)

In order for universities to access this research, they are often required to purchase subscriptions with a hefty price tag. Universities worldwide spend millions per year so faculty can download and read their own work and that of their colleagues. Since these journals are behind university paywalls, the only option for members of the tax-paying public to gain access is for them to purchase individual articles. That can be pricey when articles may cost $20-$50 each.

Pay more, get less every year

How much money is at stake? Billions of dollars (2). Every year universities struggle to keep up with price increases to journal subscription packages that are far above annual inflation. Since subscription prices are rising much faster than library budgets, collections cuts are necessary.

Universities are fighting back

Many universities have established or are currently looking into establishing programs to assist in the transition of journals from the subscription model to open access. Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research. Accelerated research means increased return on investment, increased potential contributors, increased audience and collaborators, and increased access for the public. (3).

Read more about the impact these increases are having across the country.

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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Online Workshop: Demystifying the Literature Review, Sept. 16

Upcoming Online Workshop: Demystifying the Literature Review, Sept. 16

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

  • Demystifying the Literature Review

Click on the link to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

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

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: July 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.

This month’s featured article:

SUMO: From Bench to Bedside“ was co-authored by Dr. Hui-Ming Chang and Dr. Edward T. H. Yeh of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine. The article was published in Physiological Reviews (impact factor of 25.588 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=July&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 is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Health Sciences Library Labor Day Hours

Make note of the Health Sciences Library holiday hours for Labor Day weekend:

Friday, September 4: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 5: Closed

Sunday, September 6: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, September 7: Closed-Labor Day

Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 8.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

University Libraries hours

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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Fall 2020 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Fall 2020 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Fall 2020 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.

Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.

Returned print books will be placed under a 72 hour quarantine before they can be checked out again. Expect delays if you wish to check out a print book.

  • You can recommend the Health Sciences Library purchase an online copy by emailing asklibrary@health.missouri.edu. Please provide what course the textbook is for and the name of your instructor.

Be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.

Textbook Guides:

If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

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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 Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: June 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: June 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.

This month’s featured article:

Circulating Giant Tumor-Macrophage Fusion Cells Are Independent Prognosticators in Patients With NSCLC “ was co-authored by Dr. Yariswamy Manjunath, Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Dr. Kanve Suvilesh, Dr. Diego Avella, Dr. Eric Kimchi, Dr. Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll, Dr. Guangfu Li, Dr. Jussuf T.Kaifi of Department of Surgery, Health Management and Medical Informatics and Dr. Chelsea Deroche of Biostatistics and Research Design Unit, Health Management and Medical Informatics. The article was published in Journal of Thoracic Oncology (impact factor of 13.357 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=June&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.