Ellis Library, the main library on the MU campus, contains the principal resources for research in the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences. Six additional branch libraries hold most material pertaining to health sciences, veterinary medicine, geology, engineering, math, and journalism. Two off-site storage facilities hold the bulk of the libraries' older volumes. All together, the holdings of the main library, branches and off-site storage facilities amount to over three million volumes and six million microforms.

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  • Library Connections, 2016 Spring 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2016)
  • Library Connections, 2015 Fall 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2015)
  • Digital preservation the hard way 

    Pottinger, Hardy J., IV (Hardy J. Pottinger, IV, 2015)
    An awesome tool set for digital preservation is available to all institutions who use DSpace. This is not a story of how we used this tool set. This is a story of how we recovered from an accidental deletion of a significant ...
  • The sand castle : an extended family of inspiration 

    Howard, Leslie (2015)
    The first place prize for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Paper Contest was awarded for this paper by Lelise Howard. From the first paragraph: "You never know who is going to walk in and change your life. Sometimes there ...
  • Are we good digital stewards? : a proposal to create and implement digital preservation policies, practices, metrics, and educational outreach for the University of Missouri system 

    University of Missouri Digital Library Working Group; Rodriguez, Sandy (2015)
    Providing long-term access to digital materials presents unique challenges requiring active stewardship. The librarians and archivists of the University of Missouri System (UM System) collect, curate, describe, and provide ...
  • Researcher's dataset (ICRG T3B) 

    Political Risk Services (IBC USA (Publications) Inc.) (International Reports, 2011-2015)
    CRG Researcher’s Dataset – Table 3B provides annual averages of the components of ICRG’s Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B) as published in the International Country Risk Guide since 1984. MU Libraries has acquired a ...
  • Library Connections, 2011 Summer 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2011)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2014 Winter 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2014)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2014 Summer 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2014)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2013 Winter 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2013)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2013 Summer 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2013)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2012 Winter 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2012)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2012 Summer 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2012)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2007 Spring 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2007)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • Library Connections, 2015 Spring 

    University of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2015)
    Library Connections is a publication of the MU Libraries Development Office. Library Connections, which is published bi-yearly and distributed to supporters and donors of the MU Libraries, contains news about the MU Libraries ...
  • What's New in Cataloging 2012? 

    Dykas, Felicity; Blonigen, Jacqueline; Schweitzberger, Kathleen (2015)
    This presentation provided an overview of changes in cataloging standards and practices since June 2011. It was presented at the MOBIUS Annual Conference on June 6, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri.
  • The whats, whys and hows of collection level cataloging 

    Schweitzberger, Kathleen; Sistrunk, Wendy; Dykas, Felicity (2005)
  • What's new in cataloging, 2014 

    Schweitzberger, Kathleen; Dykas, Felicity (2014)
    This presentation provided an overview of changes in cataloging standards and practices since June 2013. It was presented at the MOBIUS Annual Conference on June 3, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Missouri J-School and the 'backstory' 

    Victoria McCargar Consulting (Victoria McCargar Consulting, 2006)
    When MU's School of Journalism opened its doors in 1908, Associated Press was already 54 years old-a venerable history. However, one of the things AP didn't pay much attention to until very recently was its archives. As a ...

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