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In the library … with a new scanning station

By Dawn Wilson

The library has replaced its lone public copier/scanner with a new, easy to use, multifunctional scanning station. The new scanner set-up might look a little complicated. After all, it’s made up of four pieces instead of the one upright copier. But it’s twice as fast as the old machine. Even better, there’s an intuitive touch menu that allows you to crop, zoom, edit, rotate, straighten, and delete pages from a document. You no longer need access to Adobe Pro or photo editing software to put the finishing touches on your document.

Scanner Diagram

Five main options:

  • Scan to USB
  • Scan to email
  • Scan to printer (B&W $.10/pg; Color $.25/page)
  • Scan to smart phone/tablet (requires a QR code reader)
  • Scan to Google Docs

Five file format options:

  • PDF
  • Word
  • Searchable PDF
  • JPEG
  • TIFF

Printing options:

  • Black and White ($.10/page)
  • Color ($.25/page)
  • 8 ½ x 11
  • 8 ½ x 14

Scanning options:

  • Feeder for individual pages
  • Feeder does single-sided and double-sided
  • Flatbed scanner for books, photos, passports, posters, etc.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The scanner is free, but printing the scans takes cash (coins or bills) only.
  • Scanning to a Smart Phone should be kept to only a few pages; scanning to email in color is usually limited to about 10 pages of color (20 pages of black and white).
  • Printing costs cannot be taken from your student account.
  • You cannot pull files off of a flash drive, so there is still no color printing available (just color copies).
  • When using the feeder, the print faces the wall.
  • Although you can copy both pages from a book or journal at one time, this scanner does not separate them into two pages in the file. So if you want to print more than one page from a book, it would be best to copy one page at a time. Otherwise the text will shrink when printing.
  • The flatbed scanner reads from the opposite corner as the old copier–look for the arrow at the front left.

Download the new Clinical Pharmacology app

Clinical Pharmacology is now available for UNMC and Nebraska Medicine users to download on their iPhone and Android devices. The content is downloaded on to the device, so is available offline.

Clinical Pharmacology Mobile contains the following:

  • Drug monographs both adult and pediatric
  • Indications, including on and off label
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Drug Images
  • IV compatibility
  • Drug-drug interactions report

How to Access the New Clinical Pharmacology Mobile

  1. Download the Elsevier Clinical Pharmacology app at either the Apple or Android app store.
  2. If you already have a Clinical Pharmacology username and password, once the app is installed on your device, you may simply log in using your current username and password.
  3. If you do not have a Clinical Pharmacology username and password, please go to the Clinical Pharmacology home page and click on CP Mobile App to create your username and password, which you can use to log in to the Clinical Pharmacology mobile app.

For non-iPhone and Android users, the mobile web version of Clinical Pharmacology is still available and requires a code, which can be obtained from the library, in addition to the Clinical Pharmacology username and password.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the library at askus@unmc.edu or 402-559-6221

Resource spotlight: the social sciences literature

Researching a topic in the social sciences and PubMed isn’t quite retrieving relevant results? The library subscribes to two databases that delve in to the social sciences literature, Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. Next time you are researching a topic with social implications, turn to these two databases.

Social Services Abstracts

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social and health policy
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Support groups/networks
  • Violence, abuse, neglect
  • Welfare services

 Sociological Abstracts

  • Culture and social structure
  • Demography and human biology
  • Economic development
  • Environmental interactions
  • Evaluation research
  • Family and social welfare
  • Health and medicine and law
  • History and theory of sociology
  • Management and complex organizations
  • Mass phenomena and political interactions
  • Methodology and research technology
  • Policy, planning, forecast, and speculation
  • Radical sociology
  • Religion and science
  • Rural and urban sociology
  • Social development
  • Social differentiation
  • Social psychology and group interaction
  • Sociology of the arts, business, education
  • Studies in violence and power
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Welfare services
  • Women’s studies

Archive your work in DigitalCommons@UNMC

DigitalCommons@UNMC is an online repository of the research, scholarly communications, and archival materials produced or owned by members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center community. Based on the principle of open access, DigitalCommons@UNMC seeks to make these materials available to a worldwide audience by tagging, storing, and organizing them in a searchable database. Content types can vary widely by discipline, but the goal of storing all content is the same: To provide a common opportunity for presenting internally and globally what is being accomplished at UNMC.

Examples of Content Include but are not limited to:

  • Working papers
  • Published articles when copyright and/or license allow
  • Course materials, online course modules developed by UNMC Faculty
  • Supplemental Materials to Published Articles
  • Conference Materials: Posters, Presentations
  • UNMC Sponsored Event Materials
  • Annual reports and newsletters
  • UNMC documents
  • Archival Collections

Why contribute?

Institutional repositories serve as a showcase of the scholarly output of universities. This centralized collection is available to a wide audience including potential students and faculty, university partners and funding agencies, and other academic colleagues. Research indicates that articles are cited earlier and more often if they are available in an open access repository, such as DigitalCommons@UNMC.

  • Increased visibility for your academic works: Search engine optimization with Google Scholar and other search engines means your work is recognized as scholarly in nature, making your work highly discoverable.
  • Increase the longevity of your scholarship without increasing your workload: DigitalCommons@UNMC digitally archives your work with unique, persistent URLs, even after a faculty member leaves UNMC.
  • Centralized scholarship: Both previously published and unpublished works are collected on one site, complementing existing print and electronic publishing channels in your field while providing immediate access to your work. Supporting documents can be uploaded to provide context to your research.
  • Real impact: Monthly download reports allow immediate feedback on your work. The Author Dashboard feature lets you track how readers are finding your work as well as real-time full-text download statistics.
  • Institutional recognition: Your work is included in the full range of research and scholarship conducted at UNMC.
  • Contribute to the open access movement: DigitalCommons@UNMC provides the global community barrier and cost-free access to your important research.
  • Publicize: Easily share your work with colleagues and students through the “Tell a Colleague” link and RSS feeds.

To contribute your work, contact digitalcommons@unmc.edu

Become a Google pro with these search tips

Submitted by Cindy Schmidt

Need to find a government report on hazardous waste disposal, or want a table that outlines the data on the age-specific efficacy of the shingles vaccine?  You’ll want to start with a  an internet search, probably a Google or Google Scholar search.

There are techniques you can use to make your Google and Google Scholar searches more focused and efficient.

Perhaps you want a CDC-produced table that shows the efficacy of herpes zoster vaccine in different age groups.  Try:

site:.gov intitle:zoster OR intitle:shingles intitle:vaccine OR intitle:immunization efficacy “age groups” table

(When you review the results, remember that the tables may be linked to the document rather than embedded in the narrative (Use the “find on page” feature to search for table 1, then table 2, etc.))

site: limits your search to web addresses that contain the specified characters.

site:.gov , for example,  indicates that you want to retrieve only those websites produced with a .gov domain (this includes all U.S. federal and state government agencies).

intitle: limits your search to web pages with the specified word in their title

OR indicates that one or the other of the adjacent terms must be present.  OR is used to join synonyms or words used for a single concept.

intitle:zoster OR intitle:shingles , for example, means that the titles of the retrieved web sites will contain either the word “zoster” or the word “shingles”.

” ___”  (double quotes around a phrase) indicate that the enclosed words must be found adjacent to each other and in the order you’ve specified.

“age groups” , for example, will  not retrieve a webpage just because that webpage contains the words “groups” and “age” in separate locations as in an article that  “mentions that some groups of investigators feel that shingles vaccine should not be given to members of the general public under 50 years of age”

Perhaps you want to look for articles about “Vitamin E” from websites that do not sell vitamin E.  Try:

“vitamin e” -cart

-_____  The minus sign, when placed immediately in front of a word (no intervening space), indicates that you do not want that word to be present in the results retrieved.

“vitamin e” -cart , for example, retrieves webpages that mention “vitamin e” but do not contain a shopping cart.