Recent Webinar Recordings

Looking for open access resources? Don’t know how to start your research? Need help navigating the libraries or learning how to use a new technology? Check out our webinar recordings, available on our MU Libraries YouTube channel. 

See some of our most recent ones below:

 

home Workshops U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

The open access publishing model grants readers free and open online access to scholarly information. Learn how open access works and how the University of Missouri Libraries support scholars who want to publish their research in open-access journals.

24/7 Pickup Lockers Now Available

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that contactless pickup lockers are now available at two locations on campus.

Users can choose Ellis Locker or Lottes Locker as their pickup location when requesting MU Libraries materials. Once the item is ready, users will receive an access code to pick up their items.

Patrons who select the pickup locker location will receive an email saying they have three days to pick up their library materials. At this time, only regular library items will be included in the pickup lockers; no equipment, reserve materials or ILL materials.

The Ellis Library locker is located inside the vestibule of the west entrance, which is near Speaker’s Circle. The Lottes Health Sciences Library locker is located in the Medical Science Building, just across the courtyard from the Medical Annex.

More information about the Lottes Health Sciences locker is available at https://library.muhealth.org/services/circulation/merlinmobius/merlinordering/.

Questions? Contact mulibrarycircdesk@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: September 2021

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2021

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri School of Medicine faculty-authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, “Fusion Peptide of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Rearranges into a Wedge Inserted in Bilayered Micelles”, was co-authored by Dr. Steven Van Doren of the Department of Biochemistry. The article was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (impact factor of 15.419 in 2020).

Note that Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine had another USPSTF guideline published in JAMA: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

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=September&Year=2021

*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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services MEDLINE Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary!

MEDLINE Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary!

October 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of MEDLINE!

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 28 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

Much has changed since MEDLINE was created in 1971. Here are some notable milestones:

  • 1960: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) was introduced as a controlled vocabulary for indexing, cataloging, and searching biomedical information
  • 1971: MEDLINE is launched
  • 1997: PubMed is launched, allowing internet access to MEDLINE data
  • 2002: NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) was introduced to help automate indexing for biomedical literature
  • 2021: New MEDLINE website launches (see New MEDLINE Website and Policy Updates)

Let’s take a look at MEDLINE by the numbers. In Fiscal Year 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021):

  • 5,281 journal titles
  • 1,291,807 citations indexed
  • 28,480,393 total citations
  • 3.3 billion PubMed searches

 

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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 U Publish @ Your Library: Rights and Wrongs of Copyright in Publisher Agreements

U Publish @ Your Library: Rights and Wrongs of Copyright in Publisher Agreements

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register here for online workshop.

Traditional publishing agreements require that authors transfer their copyright to the publisher, unduly limiting options for online distribution, classroom use, and other purposes. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how authors can grant some rights to publishers without signing away all their rights. Participants are encouraged to bring publisher agreements or copyright transfer agreements from the journals in which they publish.

home Workshops U Publish @ Your Library: Where to Publish Your Research

U Publish @ Your Library: Where to Publish Your Research

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register here for online research

You’ve done the research; now make sure your work gets noticed and makes an impact! Learn how to identify publishing venues, evaluate journals, and avoid “predatory publishers,” so that your research gets the visibility it deserves.

Presented by Janice Dysart, Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Exercise Your Body and Mind at the Health Sciences Library

Exercise Your Body and Mind at the Health Sciences Library

Get your blood flowing to get your brain working with the bike desks at the Health Sciences Library.

The Health Sciences Library bike desks, previously located in the copy room, have been moved closer to the windows overlooking Stankowski Field. Now you can study and work with a view.

Many studies have shown that the use of bike desks results in increased energy and motivation as well as students feeling more successful in studying. While bike desks aren’t a replacement for exercise, they do make studying more active.

 

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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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Asked to Pay for an Article? Request Articles for Free

Asked to Pay for an Article? Request Articles for Free

If you search for an article and hit a paywall, or simply can’t find what you are looking for, request a copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

There are two ways you can request items from ILL:

  • When searching for articles in databases, you can request a copy throughFindit@MU
  • Fill out the blank interlibrary loan form if you already know what item you are looking for

There is no charge for MU faculty, staff and students.

Click here for more information about our Interlibrary Loan service.

If you need journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents, and any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries, you can use our scan and deliver service to get a scanned copy of the material you need. This includes items in any library building, and our off-site depository

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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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Resources for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Resources for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

In the interest of disaster preparedness, the Health Sciences Library staff have prepared a Disaster and Response Planning guide highlighting a list of books, websites and mobile apps for the use of emergency personnel.

In the event of an actual emergency, we are willing to prepare and lend a mobile disaster bookshelf, along with any of our available mobile devices, for use by emergency personnel.

Listed below are some overall one-shelf recommendations.  These can be put on a cart and checked out if requested by emergency personnel.

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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.