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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  • OCLC : an overview of interesting and useful products and services 

    Huber, Seth; Dykas, Felicity (2019)
    From WorldShare Management Services (WMS) to the Digital Collection Gateway to the new Library 100, OCLC products and services continue to expand and to provide opportunities for increasing access to library collections. ...
  • RDA basics to get you started 

    Dykas, Felicity; Busch, Tammie (2019)
    Resource Description and Access (RDA), first implemented in 2013, introduced several changes to descriptive cataloging guidelines. Whereas many libraries were early adopters of RDA, there are still libraries who have not ...
  • Library connections, 2019 Spring/Summer 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2019)
  • Establishing Personal and Corporate Name Headings with RDA 

    Dykas, Felicity; Busch, Tammie (2018)
    Behind-the-scenes metadata work assists our users in finding library resources. Determining the searchable form of names for people and corporate entities (aka authority work) is an important part of this metadata work. A ...
  • Custom forms and JavaScript in Innovative's WebPAC : improved functionality you can build yourself 

    Pottinger, Hardy J., IV; McCullough, John (2002)
    This program will discuss combining JavaScript and III's custom forms to improve the functionality of your WebPAC. Attend this program if you'd like to: validate a patron's "not-wanted-after" date (so they cannot enter ...
  • Resources for research on the University of Missouri--Columbia 

    Howell, Margaret A., 1936-2006; Gentzler, Lynn Wolf; Wade, D. J. (Ellis Library, University of Missouri--Columbia, 1989)
    "The University of Missouri-Columbia's illustrious history has been preserved in books, newsletters, manuscripts, reports, photographs, and newspapers; and collected by the University Libraries, the University Archives, ...
  • Library connections, 2018 Spring (June) 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2018)
  • Library connections, 2017 Fall 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2017)
  • Library connections, 2018 Fall 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries. Office of Development (University of Missouri--Columbia, MU Libraries, 2018)
  • Nineteenth century humorists In the United States and Australia 

    McKinin, Emma Jean (2018)
    "During the nineteenth century the United States and Australia were similar in two respects: both were relatively new English-speaking entities on the world scene; both experienced gold rushes at about the same time. Dialect ...
  • Mapping Missouri with MU digital dollections 

    Sumner, Mitch (2018)
    As more information becomes available through digital repositories, people are using that information in varied and exciting ways. Among the University of Missouri Libraries' digital collections, maps are of particular ...
  • Keeping up with scholarly identity : networks, identifiers, and metrics 

    Dykas, Felicity; Suiter, Amy; Moulaison Sandy, Heather (2018)
    A host of resources and tools are used to organize research, demonstrate value, and build communities. Researchers and librarians need to understand the pros and cons of each. This poster gives an overview of some options.
  • Sesquicentennial sampler 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries (University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries, 1989?)
    Poster issued in honor of the University of Missouri's 150 birthday. It includes a list of 150 books selected by high-school teachers and University of Missouri-Columbia faculty and students.
  • Mizzou must-reads 

    University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries (University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries, 2014?)
    Poster issued in honor of the University of Missouri's 175th anniversary. It includes a list of 175 influential books recommended by professors. The books are organized in categories: autobiographies and memoirs, fiction, ...
  • Genes, Culture, and Evolution 

    Panchanathan, Karthik (University of Missouri--Columbia. MU Libraries, 2015)
  • Hidden Child Holocaust Survivor 

    Levi, Roland (University of Missouri--Columbia. MU Libraries, 2013)
  • Nineteenth Century Humorists in Australia and the US 

    McKinin, Emma Jean (University of Missouri--Columbia. MU Libraries, 2012)
    People in 19th century Australia and the United States often faced many of the same hardships, hazards and quirks of the environment. In both countries people often coped by laughing. This lecture will look at examples of ...
  • How to Clip an Angel's Wings: Angels in America's Transfer from Straight Play to Opera 

    Visser, Dirk (University of Missouri--Columbia. MU Libraries, 2013)
  • Jumping Hurdles: How to Succeed in Writing Gay Biographies 

    Shanke, Robert (University of Missouri--Columbia. MU Libraries, 2013)
  • Composing music in the 21st century 

    McKenney, Thomas (University of Missouri, MU Libraries, 2013)

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