E-Resource Spotlight: CINAHL, with Full Text

E-Resource Spotlight: CINAHL, with Full Text

Logo of CINAHLCINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, with Full Text, is the major index to nursing and allied health literature.  CINAHL provides indexing for 2,737 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, including articles published in virtually all English-language nursing journals, publications from the American Nurses’ Association and the National League for Nursing, and journals from 17 allied health disciplines. CINAHL with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,150 journals and provides the full text of 329 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials. This electronic resource also includes information on consumer health, health services librarianship, chiropractic, and health services administration literature. CINAHL contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1982, with approximately 7,000 records added monthly.

 

Special Collections Spotlight: David A. Clouser’s Diaries

Special Collections Spotlight: David A. Clouser’s Diaries

The David A. Clouser Diaries (M 11) in Meyer Library’s Special Collections and Archives document the day to day lives of David A. and May Clouser of Lamar, Missouri, from the early 1900s to the mid-1940s. David was born in the late 1850s to early 1860s, and May was born in 1874.

Image of Clouser's handwritten diaryDavid appears to have been a handyman of sorts, doing odd jobs around town for various townspeople when he was not working at a local mill.  May appears to have been a housewife.  They were both church-goers with church mentioned almost every Sunday and whether they attended that Sunday or not. David makes references throughout the first four diaries to past events, such as saying, “One year ago today, we left MO…for this state…” or, “Sixteen years ago, we commenced to build the Halleck Mill.”  Mr. Clouser also makes mention of world events such as the Titanic sinking and Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  He also makes note of various things going on in Lamar, such as what street was being paved at the time and who was building a house.  The first diary appears to have been written in, or around, Indianapolis, Indiana.  The remaining diaries were likely all written in Lamar.

For more information, contact Special Collections and Archives.

Student Employee of the Month: Anna Clymer

Student Employee of the Month: Anna Clymer

Photo of Anna ClymerAnna Clymer, a Junior studying Marketing and Marketing Management, is our Student Employee of the Month!

Works in: Meyer Library’s Reference and Information Services

Major: Marketing Management

Favorite Book: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Favorite database: EBSCOhost

Something students should know about the libraries: “We are always really excited to answer questions. One of my favorite things about working at Research Help is assisting students to find answers to their questions. I know how hard it can be to find information for assignments.”

Fiddler’s Dream Event a Toe-Tapping Success

Fiddler’s Dream Event a Toe-Tapping Success

Music jam session in the lobby of Meyer LibraryWell over 40 people, including MSU President Clif Smart and his wife, Gail, attended the event held in the Auditorium of Duane G. Meyer Library last Friday evening, celebrating Missouri fiddle music in the twentieth century. Howard Wight Marshall, the author of the new book, Fiddler’s Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri, provided an overview, with interesting vignettes, of the development and flowering of fiddling in Missouri, and he, Gordon McCann, Luke Cormier, Heinrich Leonhard and others played several representative tunes. After the formal portion of the evening’s program, refreshments were served, and sales of Marshall’s books, including his previous book, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish, were brisk. A few attendees brought their own instruments, and an impromptu jam session developed in the main lobby of Meyer Library. It was a delightful evening.

That’s One Small Step for Reddy Kilowatt

That’s One Small Step for Reddy Kilowatt

logo of Reddy KilowattIn anticipation of a complete refurbishment of the main lobby of Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University late in December and early January, last week the job to add electrical outlets along the south, windowed wall of the lobby was well-nigh completed. The outlets are active and ready to use now. This will improve the usability and usefulness of the lobby when the new furnishings arrive next month.

What is IS? Library Team from Fontbonne U Visits MSU

What is IS? Library Team from Fontbonne U Visits MSU

Fontbonne statueOn Tuesday, November 7, 2017, a team of four librarians from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, led by University Librarian and current MOBIUS President of the Board of Directors, Sharon McCaslin, visited the MSU Libraries to learn more about our initiative, currently called Interdisciplinary Space (IS), which involves virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, data visualization, 3D printing, and other technologies in service of interdisciplinary research and instruction, active learning, workplace readiness, curricular enhancements, entrepreneurship, and regional economic innovation. Jan Johnson and Jir Shin Boey provided overviews of each technology and what MSU is trying to achieve with IS, as well as demonstrations. McCaslin later observed, “We had a very enjoyable day and it was worth every minute of our drive.”  

What’s Brewing @ Your Library: Friday, December 15 at 5:00

What’s Brewing @ Your Library: Friday, December 15 at 5:00

The MSU Libraries will host its third annual What’s Brewing @Your Library event on Friday evening, December 15, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This event provides a fun and relaxing end to the semester for MSU faculty and staff members, as well as their plus ones.  Come enjoy live music from Margot and the Kidders, snacks, prizes, and, of course, beer tasting from several local breweries. The event will take place in the Research Commons area on the First Level of Meyer Library. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  See our Facebook event for all details and updates.  Please contact Tracy Stout (TracyStout@missouristate.edu) with any questions.

C-SPAN Visits Springfield

C-SPAN Visits Springfield

Logo of the C-SPAN Cities TourC-SPAN crews were in Springfield this week, filming various segments about the history and riches of this region. We’re a stop in the C-SPAN Cities Tour, which this year has profiled 24 mid-sized cities across America. Their visit began with a reception at the Gillioz Theater on Monday evening. On Tuesday Bill Piston, emeritus professor of History at MSU, was interviewed about the Civil War in the Ozarks, including the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, and Tom Peters, Dean of Library Services, was interviewed about John T. Woodruff and the birth of Route 66. Other local historians and officials were interviewed, too. The special initially will air on Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, on C-SPAN 2 (also known as Book TV), as well as on Mediacom local cable channel 3. The various segments also will be archived.

E-Resource Spotlight: Biography Reference Bank

E-Resource Spotlight: Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank logoBiography Reference Bank is an essential full-text database for biographical research in any discipline, such as women’s studies, cultural studies, media studies, and more!  This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators This database provides coverage of more than 750,000 individuals, over 90,000 of whom have an associated full-text biography, more than 3.5 million records, links to more than 650,000 related full-text articles, over 36,000 photo images, and substantive narrative profiles averaging 3,000 words in length. Biography Reference Bank search results can be limited by source type, and searchable indexes can be used to browse by biography name, document type, geographic terms and more. Users can even search for individuals based on any combination of occupation, activity, gender, place of origin, birthday, and lifespan.

Fighting Fake News: Big Success

Fighting Fake News: Big Success

The two presentations held recently at the Library Center of the Springfield-Greene County Library District saw 26 individuals attend, eager to learn more in the battle against false press and fake news.  KOLR 10 aired a brief segment on the aims of the workshops.  Tracy Stout and Jessica Bennett guided attendees through an interactive class experience, focused on recognizing quick ques, the authority of a source, and what to do when identifying fake news.  All present learned something new, and indicated the sessions were enjoyed and appreciated.  It was even mentioned a follow-up program would be helpful.  Due to the success of these collaborations with the Springfield-Greene County Library District, there may be more sessions in the future.