McGoogan News

A guide for the new NIH biosketch

By Cindy Schmidt

Grant deadline after May 25th?  Get your new biosketch ready!

The NIH and AHRQ will require use of a new biosketch format in applications for research grants submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Read more about the new format in our “NIH Biosketch” guide.

With the new format, the NIH is introducing SciENcv a tool that can help you produce your new biosketch. SciENcv can be populated with data from your eRA Commons account and from the publication list in the “My bibliography” section of your My NCBI account. We recommend that you

  1. Create a My NCBI account and link the account to your eRA Commons account.
  2. Create a master SciENcv profile.
  3. Assign delegates to help manage your My Bibliography and SciENcv or begin working on the process yourself.

Complete instructions for you and/or your delegates are available in the library’s “Using My Bibliography and SciENcv” tutorial and handouts.

Donate books, help raise money

Books purchased for Fontenelle Elementary School Library with donations from the library's book sale.

Books purchased for Fontenelle Elementary School Library with donations from the library's book sale.

By Dawn Wilson

Get ready for the annual Leisure Reading Book Sale. Hosted by the McGoogan Library of Medicine, all proceeds go to buy new books for the library at Fontenelle Elementary School. So how can you help? By cleaning off your book cases, checking under your beds, clearing out the trunk of your car, and donating all those forgotten books to the library.

What else can you donate?

  • Books–fiction, non-fiction, children’s, picture books, etc
  • Journals/magazines
  • Cookbooks
  • Music CDs
  • Computer games
  • Video games
  • DVDs

Have too much to carry yourself? Call the Ask Us desk at 402-559-4006 and a staff member can meet you at the loading dock with a cart.

What else can you do? Come visit the Leisure Reading Book Sale when it starts the first week of April and stock up on your summer reading! Purchases are made by at-will donations–all money raised goes to buy books for the Fontenelle library! The event will be held on the 6th floor of the Library in Wittson Hall. More information about the sale will be posted closer to the start date.

Donations are tax deductible and help with spring cleaning!

Searching the literature for non-standard administration of a drug

By Cindy Schmidt

Need information about topical methotrexate (or other drugs administered by a non-standard route)? Try Embase!

The problem:

Searching for articles that mention non-standard administration of a drug can be tricky. PubMed, for instance, offers no method for linking the name of a drug to the route of that drug’s administration. A search for topical AND methotrexate yields several articles about topical steroid failure followed by oral methotrexate treatment, as well as a few relevant articles. A search for “topical methotrexate” fails to retrieve relevant articles in which the words are not adjacent or in the stated order. A search using the subject headings for topical administration and methotrexate is no more helpful.

Enter Embase!

Embase has subject headings (Emtree terms) for drugs with associated route subheadings and indexes drug terms more thoroughly than PubMed.

View this step-by-step guide to learn how to search in Embase.

JoVE mobile app now available

JoVE, a video-based journal, can now be accessed by the UNMC community on Apple and Android mobile devices. Additionally, a mobile accessible website is available.

To access JoVE content in the app:

  1. Create a personal JoVE account on the JoVE website. A UNMC email address is required for registration and access.
  2. Confirm the registration, which will be sent to your email address.
  3. Download the app from the app store.
  4. Log in with your UNMC email address and JoVE password.

The library subscribes to the following JoVE journals:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Immunology and infection
  • Neuroscience