Students at Fontenelle Elementary School in Omaha had brand new books on their library’s shelves this year, thanks to McGoogan Library fund-raising efforts. Every year since 1999, McGoogan Library staff has raised money to purchase new and replacement books for the elementary school. This year, Ms. Kari Blazek, Fontenelle School librarian, selected $1000 worth of books at The Bookworm bookstore, and McGoogan Library prepared them for the students’ use. The books were delivered over the summer, all set for the first day of school.
The partnership between McGoogan and Fontenelle School libraries is beneficial to both the current elementary students who use the new books to exercise their growing lifelong learning habits, and the McGoogan staff who are eager to give back to their community. The books are appreciated by the Fontenelle School faculty as well as the students. Ms. Blazek said, “Thank you for all of the hard work you and your staff/students put in doing the fundraising. We greatly appreciate the extra books and always look forward to picking out new ones each year.
Left to right: Kari Blazek (Fontenelle librarian), Erin Torell (McGoogan Library), Officer Hancock (OPS Security), and Cameron Boettcher (McGoogan Library)
The library now sponsors Browzine, a tablet application that allows you to browse, read, and monitor some of the library’s best journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store on your Apple or Android device and download the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select ‘University of Nebraska Medical Center’ from the drop down list.
This service will continue to expand and add new titles and features as time goes on. RefWorks integration has recently been added. A list of included publishers can be found here. Remember to watch for notifications on your iPad or Android device that an update to BrowZine is available. If you have any questions about BrowZine please feel free to contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Browzine library guide at http://unmc.libguides.com/browzine
To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: Introduction to BrowZine
PsychiatryOnline: Featuring DSM-5
The DSM-5 is online and linked on the library home page under QuickLinks. The DSM-5 comes with the PsychiatryOnline package, which features several prominent Psychiatry journals and ebooks. These are all linked in the library’s catalog and the Online Ebook A-Z list.
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Neuroscience
Adding to the library’s JoVE General holdings, JoVE Neuroscience has been highly requested by UNMC users. Part of the JoVE video journal suite, JoVE Neuroscience includes techniques from a wide variety of fields, focusing on those intended to lend insight into the structure, function, physiology and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The journal is linked in the library’s catalog and the Online Journal A-Z list.
Requested and supported by College of Medicine to support the Anatomy Core, access to Acland Anatomy is now available on the Library Resources A-Z list. This video atlas was originally intended to be used by individual medical and dental students. Because of its realism, simple language, and three-dimensional quality, the Video Atlas has become popular with students and teachers in many other fields and also with people not on a professional learning path who are looking for information about human anatomy.
Lexicomp Subscription Begins, Micromedex cancelled for 2014
Due to high subscription costs and in conjunction with The Nebraska Medical Center, the library is cancelling its long-held subscription to Micromedex and adding a subscription to Lexicomp for 2014. Lexicomp is now available on the library’s website, via the Quick Links.