McGoogan News

Enjoy your summer… with the library

By Dawn Wilson

It’s summer in the library. You might expect it to be quiet, a place filled with books and anatomical models but devoid of people. After all, large portions of the student population are traveling, visiting family, playing video games, and catching up on sleep before their next semester. Summer and libraries? What could be more opposite?

Well, everything, of course! The library staff is still here, all summer long, helping, searching, and training. When summer comes and students go, the researchers and faculty come out of the woodwork. Summer is The Season to work on publications, especially for faculty, who’ve been busy teaching the rest of the year.

Guess what: the librarians can even help you maximize the time you get to spend at the beach relaxing. The librarians at McGoogan can do a literature search for you, tailored to your needs. Need more articles to support your research? Missing a key citation? Attempting a complicated literature search, but keep coming up dry? Just Ask Us!

Summer is also a great time to brush up on skills you know you’ll soon need. Haven’t used RefWorks in a year or two, but your dissertation is coming due? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian now, and get the kinks worked out of RefWorks before you need your final draft. Let us help you lessen the stress of your upcoming deadlines.

So what’s the best way to maximize your summer with the library? Bring your lemonade, wear your straw hat and flip-flops, and spend some quality time face-to-face with a librarian.

3D printing policy change

As of Friday, May 22, 3D print requests will be limited to academic, clinical, and research objects.  Library staff will have the discretion to determine if an object meets one of those three areas.  If an object is questionable, staff will notify the requester for clarification of the objects intent.

Journals on our tablet or phone with BrowZine

BrowZine helps you organize your favorite journals and take them anywhere you go.

BrowZine helps you organize your favorite journals and take them anywhere you go.

Summer is time to catch up on your reading, no matter where you are. BrowZine is an app, licensed by the library, the allows you to read library subscribed journals on your tablet or smartphone. Simply download the free app, set your institution to University of Nebraska Medical Center, and log in with your UNMC Net ID to access thousands of full-text journals.

Don’t want to sift through thousands of journals each time you view the app? No problem! Set up a bookshelf!

Not sure when new articles are published in your favorite journals? Get push notifications!

The app is available on all iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 7.x and above, Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+, and Kindle Fire HD Tablets.

Watch the video to see BrowZine in action.

Get more visibility for your conference posters

You’ve presented a poster at a conference. Around the world, others have found your abstract and would like to view the poster, but unfortunately it may not be available. Now is your chance to increase the visibility of your work and share it worldwide. The library can host your poster in UNMC’s institutional repository, DigitalCommons@UNMC. The repository is indexed in Google and Google Scholar, making your work easy to find. Additionally, you will receive monthly usage reports and can obtain more in-depth metrics in the Author Dashboard.

What if I plan on writing an article based on the poster? Posters are generally not perceived as prior publication, though embargoes are available within our system.

Does the conference have copyright over my poster? Most conferences do not require a copyright transfer. The poster remains under your copyright. However, some conferences may hold the right of first publication and thus the poster cannot be deposited in the repository. The library can help you investigate these issues.

To learn more about submitting your poster, please email us at digitalcommons@unmc.edu.