McGoogan News

Checked your h-index lately? Scopus moves to pre-1996

Since its inception, Scopus has tracked the citations of articles written in 1996 and after. Thus, articles written before 1996 were not included in one’s h-index. That is now changing. Earlier in the year, Scopus began to add cited references starting in 1970. This is a multi-year project, but changes are already apparent.

In November, Scopus began to include this new content. Now with more pre-1996 cited references, the h-index of authors who published before 1996 have the potential to increase. As more of this content is added, these h-index counts will only become more reflective of the authors work.

Check your h-index by searching your name in the Author search in Scopus. If you have questions, please contact the AskUs Desk at 402-559-6221 or

Winter break hours and holiday closures

The library will modify its hours for winter break starting December 19 and ending January 4. Included in these changes are closures for the holidays.

Friday Dec 19, 7:30a – 5:00p
Sat Dec 20, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday Dec 21, 1:00 – 9:00p
Monday Dec 22, 7:30a – 9:00p
Tues, Dec 23,  7:30a – 9:00p
Wed Dec 24 CLOSED
Thurs Dec 25 CLOSED
Friday Dec 26, CLOSED
Sat Dec 27, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sun Dec 28, 1:00p – 9:00p
Monday Dec 29,  7:30a – 9:00p
Tues Dec 30, 7:30am – 9pm
Wed Dec 31, CLOSED
Thursday Jan 1, CLOSED
Friday Jan 2, 7:30a – 5:00p
Saturday Jan 3, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday Jan 4, 1:00 – 9:00p

Student cookie break Tuesday December 16

The 16th annual student cookie break will be held in the library’s Linder Lounge on Tuesday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. We will have many dozens of Eileen’s Cookies for your study break. This is just a small token of our support for the great work you are doing towards your future health professional career.

Spread the word to all of your classmates – don’t miss out on the cookies!

New journals to be added in 2015

The following journals are currently being ordered and will be available in 2015. Once they are processed, they will appear in the library’s online journal list.

  • Current Molecular Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
  • International Psychogeriatrics
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinolgy & Metabolism
  • Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine
  • Journal of Physical Activity & Health
  • Journal of Wound Care
  • Nanomedicine (London/UK)

Save time by saving your searches in Scopus

By Alissa Fial

In November, Cindy Schmidt showcased how to use your PubMed searches and save them in My NCBI. Another database at your disposal, which can save searches as well as track citations is Scopus.

First, create an account in Scopus if you have not already done so.

To Save Searches

Conduct a search in Scopus using the Document Search tab.

  • Save the search using the Save button
  • Set an alert to receive updates on the search through email
  • Set a feed using an RSS feed

 To Track Citations

  • Conduct a search of a particular article/citation using the Document Search tab
  • Save the search using the Save button
  • Set an alert to receive updates on the search through email
  • Set a feed using an RSS feed

 To Track an Author

  • Conduct a search from the Author Search tab
  • Use his/her last name and initials or first name
  • May include institutional affiliation
  • May include institutional affiliation or ORCID ID
  • Select Follow this Author button

If you need any assistance, as always