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MU Libraries News & Updates

November 2023


 New Tool: Wiley Journal Finder

Publishing your research is a big deal, and choosing the best journal can be tricky. Use Wiley’s Journal Finder to search and select journals in your field and compare them side-by-side. 


Compare 1,400+ journals published by Wiley!
✔ Browse or search journals in your field

✔ Select up to 4 journals to review side-by-side

✔ Compare metrics and policies: 

  • Submission to first decision times
  • Acceptance to online publication times
  • Acceptance rate
  • Annual full text views
  • Journal Impact Factor™
  • Compare open access options and fees
Example screenshot comparing 3 accounting journals (click to enlarge):

Screenshot of Wiley Journal Finder comparison of 3 accounting journals


 Partner Spotlight: OER & Fair Use Resource Page


New resource from the MU Design Center addresses copyright concerns specific to faculty.

The page, titled OER and Fair Use: Best Practices for Incorporating Affordable Instructional Materials in Online Courses, is part of their Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning series.*

It addresses incorporating affordable instructional materials into your virtual classes, such as open educational resources (OERs), and explains the complicated Fair Use process. Also included is an infographic on when - and how - to legally and properly provide an article in Blackboard for your distance students. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Marshall-specific and general resources.

* The resource page was part of the October 2023 Marshall Online Newsletter. Read archived editions at


 Stress Relief Event: Please share this information with your students

Of course, faculty and staff are always welcome at all library events, as well!

Library Stress Relief Schedule of Events: Nov. 7th, Button Making Station; Nov. 8th, Survival Station (while supplies last); Nov. 9th, Sticker Making Station. All events in Drinko Library Lobby, from 12:30pm-3:30pm.


 In case you missed it: Library Celebration & Fundraising Event

MU Libraries celebrated Drinko Library's 25th anniversary on October 23rd.

The event included cake, library memorabilia, an acapella performance by the campus group 3rd Avenue, and remarks by Library Dean Dr. Monica Brooks and MU Chief of Staff Glen Midkiff. It was followed by an evening celebration to raise funds for MU Libraries' new Integrated Services Center, an endeavor born from Prof. Eryn Roles' sabbatical project with a goal towards making the MU student academic support experience more streamlined and user-friendly.

If you would like more information about this center, please email Prof. Roles:

Donations for the Integrated Services Center can be submitted using the below QR code or link:



Photo of Drinko Library lobby during October 2023 anniversary celebration


 Know Before You Go: End of Semester Library Hours

As we approach Thanksgiving Break, December, and Winter Break, make sure you plan ahead.

View all library location and service hours: