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New Books at the Health Sciences Library

We’ve bought a lot of new books lately at the Health Sciences Library. Below are a few of our favorite additions.

Find the complete list of this month’s new books here. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

Researching in the age of COVID-19. Volume III, Creativity and ethics / edited by Helen Kara and Su-Ming Khoo.

As researchers continue to adapt, conduct and design their research in the presence of COVID-19, new opportunities to connect research creativity and ethics have opened up. Researchers around the world have responded in diverse, thoughtful and creative ways -adapting data collection methods, fostering researcher and community resilience, and exploring creative research methods. This book, part of a series of three Rapid Responses, explores dimensions of creativity and ethics, highlighting their connectedness. It has three parts: the first covers creative approaches to researching. The second considers concerns around research ethics and ethics more generally, and the final part addresses different ways of approaching creativity and ethics through collaboration and co-creation. The other two books focus on Response and Reassessment, and Care and Resilience. Together they help academic, applied and practitioner-researchers worldwide adapt to the new challenges COVID-19 brings


Inpatient geriatric psychiatry : optimum care, emerging limitations, and realistic goals / Howard H. Fenn, Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, editors.

This book offers mental health guidelines for all medical professionals facing the emerging challenges presented by an aging population worldwide. The text acknowledges that as the geriatric demographic grows, limited resources and infrastructures demand quality protocols to deliver inpatient geriatric psychiatric care, and that many physicians may not be trained to address these specific needs. This text fills this gap with guidelines assessing, diagnosing, and treating aging patients as they present in the emergency room and other settings. Unlike any other text, this book focuses on how to optimize the use of the inpatient setting by recommending evaluations and treatments, and offering flow-charts and figures of key points, to guide both general workup and continued evaluation and treatment. This approach aims to minimize instances of premature release or readmissions and to improve outcomes. Chapters cover the various issues that clinicians face when working with an older patient, including legal topics, limitations to treatment, prescription-related complications, patients struggling with substance abuse, and various behavioral concerns. Written by experts in the field, the text takes a multidisciplinary approach to deliver high-quality care as needs of the aging population evolve. Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians working with an aging population, including geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care providers, hospitalists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, emergency room and geriatric nurses, social workers, and trainees.


Counseling the nursing mother : a lactation consultant’s guide / Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher.

Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Seventh Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Additionally, the Seventh Edition is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice




Refugee health care : an essential medical guide / Aniyizhai Annamalai, editor

Refugee health is growing as an academic medical discipline. More and more health care providers are coming together to exchange research information, educational curricula and social policies related to refugee health. The number of practitioners attending the annual North American Refugee Healthcare Conference has doubled since 2014. Refugees arrive in the United States from different parts of the world. Refugees undergo a medical screening soon after arrival, as recommended by the U.S. Department of State, and it is usually primary care practitioners who usually evaluate these patients at this first visit. Psychiatrists and other specialists may also evaluate them soon after arrival.Though physicians receive a variable amount of training in cross-cultural medicine, virtually none is in the area of refugee evaluations. There are several major ways that the field has changed. U.S. refugee policies and refugee admission numbers have changed dramatically in the past four years as has the epidemiology of medical conditions because the demographics of refugees have changed. The CDC guidelines for domestic screening have also been modified significantly as some of the screening tests are no longer recommended. Protocols have also been updated for presumptive treatment received by refugees before departure to the United States of other countries. A new chapter on end of life care for refugees has been added to the book. Now fully revised and expanded, this second edition reflects the many changes that have occurred in the field of refugee health since 2014. Refugee Health Care remains the definitive resource for primary care physicians and mental health practitioners who see and evaluate refugees. It is also relevant for medical, nursing and public health students involved with refugee health as well as resettlement agency workers and public health officials overseeing refugee care


Well : what we need to talk about when we talk about health / Sandro Galea

Physician Sandro Galea examines what Americans miss when they fixate on healthcare: health. Americans spend more money on health than people anywhere else in the world. And what do they get for it? Statistically, not much. Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries, and these trends show no signs of letting up. The problem, Sandro Galea argues, is that Americans focus on the wrong things when they think about health. Our national understanding of what constitutes “being well” is centered on medicine — the lifestyles we adopt to stay healthy, the insurance plans and prescriptions we fall back on when we’re not. And while all these things are important, they’ve not proven to be the difference between healthy and unhealthy on the large scale. Well is a radical examination of the subtle and not-so-subtle factors that determine who gets to be healthy in America. Galea shows how the country’s failing health is a product of American history and character — and how refocusing on our national health can usher enlightenment across American life and politics


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 Track Your Research Impact with Scopus Author Profiles

Track Your Research Impact with Scopus Author Profiles

Defining and managing your online professional identity is often as important as defining and managing your in-person professional identity. One of the ways you can help define and manage your online professional identity is keeping track of your author profiles.

Scopus Author Profiles are a good place to start. Scopus automatically creates a profile for you, based on their database algorithms, and curates a list of your publications, complete with citations and h-index.

Even though the profiles are already created, you should double check your profile every so often to make sure the information (name, affiliation, and publications) is up to date.

Below is what you will see in your Scopus Author Profile.

You can go one step further and link your Scopus Author Profile with your ORCID.

You can search for your Scopus Author Profile here. If you need help with your Scopus author profile, whether that’s updating your profile, linking your ORCID, or providing a citation report, you can email the Health Sciences Library for assistance.


home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Recent University of Missouri COVID Publications

Below is a list of recently published Pubmed articles from the University of Missouri related to COVID-19.

If you need assistance accessing the articles, please email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

Pubmed collection of MU authored COVID articles


Barohn, Richard J. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and How We Adapted at the University of Missouri.   In: Rice, ML, ed.  Planning for Research after COVID: Merrill Series on the Research Mission of Public Universities, July 2021, p. 37-43.


Becevic M, Nair P, Wallach E, Hoffman K, Sohl K. ECHO Autism: Evaluation of Participants’ Perceptions of Collaborative Telementoring Network. J Patient Exp. 2021;8:23743735211065292. Epub 20211220. doi: 10.1177/23743735211065292. PubMed PMID: 34988286; PMCID: PMC8721706.


Collins AB, Zhao L, Zhu Z, Givens NT, Bai Q, Wakefield MR, Fang Y. Impact of COVID-19 on Male Fertility. Urology. 2022. Epub 20220108. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.12.025. PubMed PMID: 35007621; PMCID: PMC8741337.


Curtis AF, Schmiedeler A, Musich M, Connell M, Miller MB, McCrae CS. COVID-19-Related Anxiety and Cognition in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Examining Sex as a Moderator. Psychol Rep. 2022:332941211064820. Epub 20220131. doi: 10.1177/00332941211064820. PubMed PMID: 35099322; PMCID: PMC8810388.


Dhakal A, McKay C, Tanner JJ, Cheng J. Artificial intelligence in the prediction of protein-ligand interactions: recent advances and future directions. Brief Bioinform. 2022;23(1). doi: 10.1093/bib/bbab476. PubMed PMID: 34849575; PMCID: PMC8690157.


Digala LP, Prasanna S, Rao P, Qureshi AI, Govindarajan R. Impact of COVID-19 infection among myasthenia gravis patients- a Cerner Real-World Data(TM) study. BMC Neurol. 2022;22(1):38. Epub 20220127. doi: 10.1186/s12883-022-02564-x. PubMed PMID: 35086486; PMCID: PMC8792518.


Govindarajan R, Vu AN, Salas RME, Miller AM, Sandness DJ, Said RR, Southerland AM, Fernandez A, Romano S, Sennott BJ, Patino-Murillas J, Soni M. Accelerated Implementation of a Virtual Neurology Clerkship Amid a Global Crisis. Neurology. 2021. Epub 20211217. doi: 10.1212/wnl.0000000000013222. PubMed PMID: 34921103.


Guan M, Johannesen E, Tang CY, Hsu AL, Barnes CL, Burnam M, McElroy JA, Wan XF. Intrauterine fetal demise in the third trimester of pregnancy associated with mild infection with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant without protection from vaccination. J Infect Dis. 2022. Epub 20220113. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiac007. PubMed PMID: 35024853; PMCID: PMC8807234.


Hayden MR, Tyagi SC. Impaired Folate-Mediated One-Carbon Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes, Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Long COVID. Medicina (Kaunas). 2021;58(1). Epub 20211223. doi: 10.3390/medicina58010016. PubMed PMID: 35056324; PMCID: PMC8779539.


Johnson BD, Zhu Z, Lequio M, Powers CGD, Bai Q, Xiao H, Fajardo E, Wakefield MR, Fang Y. SARS-CoV-2 spike protein inhibits growth of prostate cancer: a potential role of the COVID-19 vaccine killing two birds with one stone. Med Oncol. 2022;39(3):32. Epub 20220120. doi: 10.1007/s12032-021-01628-1. PubMed PMID: 35059896; PMCID: PMC8775145.


Katyal N, Narula N, Govindarajan R, Sahota P. Setting Up a Teleneurology Clinic during COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience from an Academic Practice. Int J Telemed Appl. 2022;2022:4776328. Epub 20220118. doi: 10.1155/2022/4776328. PubMed PMID: 35058978; PMCID: PMC8764272.


Mamun MA, Alimoradi Z, Gozal D, Manzar MD, Broström A, Lin CY, Huang RY, Pakpour AH. Validating Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) in a Bangladeshi Population: Using Classical Test Theory and Rasch Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;19(1). Epub 20211225. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19010225. PubMed PMID: 35010485; PMCID: PMC8750940.


Nada A, Shabana A, Elsaadany A, Abdelrahman A, Gaballah AH. Superior mesenteric artery thrombosis and small bowel necrosis: An uncommon thromboembolic manifestation in COVID-19 pneumonia. Radiol Case Rep. 2022;17(3):821-4. Epub 20211231. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.11.069. PubMed PMID: 35003481; PMCID: PMC8719856.


Qureshi AI, Baskett WI, Huang W, Ishfaq MF, Naqvi SH, French BR, Siddiq F, Gomez CR, Shyu CR. Utilization and Outcomes of Acute Revascularization Treatments in Ischemic Stroke Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022;31(1):106157. Epub 20211008. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.106157. PubMed PMID: 34689049; PMCID: PMC8498748.


Sanoudou D, Hill MA, Belanger MJ, Arao K, Mantzoros CS. Editorial: Obesity, metabolic phenotypes and COVID-19. Metabolism. 2022;128:155121. Epub 20220110. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2021.155121. PubMed PMID: 35026232; PMCID: PMC8743503.


Smyth DS, Trujillo M, Gregory DA, Cheung K, Gao A, Graham M, Guan Y, Guldenpfennig C, Hoxie I, Kannoly S, Kubota N, Lyddon TD, Markman M, Rushford C, San KM, Sompanya G, Spagnolo F, Suarez R, Teixeiro E, Daniels M, Johnson MC, Dennehy JJ. Tracking cryptic SARS-CoV-2 lineages detected in NYC wastewater. Nat Commun. 2022;13(1):635. Epub 20220203. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28246-3. PubMed PMID: 35115523.


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 New Book Highlight: Pediatric Vaccines – A Clinical Decision Support Chart

New Book Highlight: Pediatric Vaccines – A Clinical Decision Support Chart

We’ve recently added to our collection the ebook Pediatric Vaccines: A Clinical Decision Support Chart from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This handy visual aid guides clinicians in deeper discussions with patients and parents about childhood and adolescent vaccines, the diseases they help to prevent, and how parents are doing the best for their children by vaccinating fully and on time.

The patient-facing pages are designed for health care professionals to use as a visual aid while addressing patients’ and parents’ questions about vaccines. Infographics and clinical images from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) visual libraries help to illustrate why vaccines remain important in an era when many of these diseases are not encountered by the general public— thanks, widely, to the introduction of vaccines and consequent herd immunity. The information helps patients understand the importance of vaccines, the rationale for the current schedule, and why they are receiving a strong recommendation from their health care professionals.

The health care professional facing pages supply additional information for health care professionals about the etiology and nature of the diseases and current recommendations for vaccine schedules.

You can access the book online.


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.

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Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Presented by Janice Dysart, Science Librarian, MU Libraries, and Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library.

Blind Date With A Book

From February 1-14, the Health Sciences Library invites students, faculty and staff to go on a “Blind Date with a Book” for Valentine’s Day. Some titles from our collection have been selected and decoratively wrapped with a few lines from the books to provide the best blind date experience.

You can find the books near the Service Desk on the main floor of the Health Sciences Library. If you check out a book, don’t forget to Rate Your Date for a chance to win a prize! There are slips of paper in the library or you can email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu with your rating (out of 5 stars) and one sentence review.

Can’t come into the library? No problem! We have chosen some of our new ebooks for your blind date.

Book Blind Date #1

“You know you are different. You see and think in such different ways, most of the time no one else can see the way you perceive things. My father told me that I used to scare him when, at 9 years of age, I would wake up in the mornings and say things like ‘Dad, I know what causes cancer; it’s the excessive use of pesticides on everything we eat.’ Although that theory didn’t explain everything, years later evidence would come out that certain chemicals and pesticides are in fact carcinogenic.”

Book Blind Date #2

“And after how many speeches to herself about what not to do? Things not to do such as, first and foremost, meet anyone, much less someone, at a basement party? After all of that, Ndiya Grayson met Shame Luther at a basement party. It was the Fourth of July, a Sunday. Well, by the time they met it was early Monday morning. Over the next month she’d seen him twice. This night would be the third time.”

Book Blind Date #3

“Courage is contagious”

Book Blind Date #4

“In the haunted summer of 2016, an unaccustomed heat wave struck the Siberian tundra on the edge of what the ancients ones called the End of the Land.”

Book Blind Date #5

“An oyster creates a pearl out of a grain of sand.”

Book Blind Date #6

“I’m going to tell you a brief story.”

Book Blind Date #7

“Since the time when man’s mind first busied itself with subjects beyond his own self-preservation and the satisfaction of his bodily appetites, the anomalous and curious have been of exceptional and persistent fascination to him; and especially is this true of the construction and functions of the human body.”

Book Blind Date #8

“I knew with certainty that I would never be a doctor.”

Book Blind Date #9

“On January 29, 1951, David Lacks sat behind the wheel of his old Buick, watching the rain fall.”


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 The Ethics of Precision Health (NextGen Discovery Series)

The Ethics of Precision Health (NextGen Discovery Series)

In this talk, Jill Delston, PhD, will discuss how creating a new conceptual and normative model of the ethics of precision health can ensure that good medicine is also excellent, and that excellent medicine is also good by providing a resource to scientists and clinicians.

Register here for the Feb. 10 webinar at noon to receive a Zoom link. For questions, please reach out to Mary Christie, senior director of education programs, at mchristie@health.missouri.edu.

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts.

Did you miss our other webinars? Watch playbacks. For more information, please visit the event page on the NextGen Precision Health website.


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 New Book Highlight: The DNP Project Workbook

New Book Highlight: The DNP Project Workbook

If you are pursuing your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or interested in learning a bit more about the DNP project process, this new book may be for you.

The DNP Project Workbook: A Step-by-Step Process for Success provides sequential, guided activities designed to jump-start and project students forward through the DNP Project process.

By incorporating active learning activities into project development, the workbook delivers a proven method for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining the DNP Project.

It fosters critical thinking and innovation, while also providing a means for faculty to measure and document the progress of project milestones.

The DNP Project Workbook offers more than 100 activities that address all facets of the DNP Project, including the identification, investigation, and framing of problems; project team assembly; research; methodology; implementation; and dissemination. This resource also includes examples of a variety of DNP Projects to demonstrate the successful integration of all elements.

You can access this book online.


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 Increase your Research Impact with Twitter

Increase your Research Impact with Twitter

One way to improve your research impact is to utilize free social media tools like Twitter, a microblogging service that makes it easy to engage with researchers and funders alike. It helps raise your professional profile and can help increase your Almetrics score.

Why should you utilize Twitter? 

  1. You can quickly follow emerging news and trends in your field 
  2. Connect and converse with people, inside and outside of your field, regarding your research 
  3. Increase your research visibility 
  4. Find out about conferences, calls for abstracts, and funding opportunities

How to make Twitter work for you?

  1. Add a short bio and #hashtag your research keywords. 
  2. Follow people, journals, and funders in your field – you can search for them by entering terms in the search box. Twitter will curate a specific feed on your homepage of relevant information, called “tweets”.
  3. Share! Make tweets about recent articles in your field – written by you or others. Your opinion on developments in your field or on others’ research or news and blog posts relevant to your research. Here are some tips to make your tweets gain traction:
    1. Use #hashtags to ensure you’re reaching the right community and @tag anyone relevant to the tweet. 
    2. Pictures and infographics are engaging and increase the likelihood of engagement. 
    3. Encourage discussion by asking thoughtful questions or thought-provoking commentary. 
    4. Remember to be professional.

Sign up for Twitter here and remember to follow @MizzouLibraries

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
Register for online workshop

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.