McGoogan News

Student survey – check your email!

The library distributed a survey to students via email this week. We want you to tell us what you think of the library space and what services and information resources you need.  This information is very important as the library plans for the future.  Please complete the survey by Tuesday, February 15.

As an added incentive, we are offering five gift certificates for $25 each to Amazon.   After the Student Survey, you will be given the option to go to an additional site to enter your name and e-mail.   That information will only be used for the drawing, keeping your Student Survey input anonymous.

So, students, check your UNMC email for the survey link! And thank you!

On-campus resource access issues

We are currently experiencing some on-campus access issues for a few of our resources. We are working with ITS to get these issues resolved as quickly as possible. The resources that are affected are:

  • ProceduresConsult
  • VisualDX
  • Journals from the publisher Wiley
  • Journals from the publisher BMJ
  • Journals on the JSTOR platform

If you encounter other access problems, please let us know by sending a message to We apologize for this inconvenience.

Off-campus access is not affected by this issue.

NLM Spotlight: AIDSource

By Christian Minter

The National Library of Medicine has redesigned its HIV/AIDS information website. AIDSource ( provides a compAIDSource homepagerehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related resources from federal agencies and other trustworthy organizations. The resources are selected and reviewed by librarians and expert information specialists. This site is useful for health professionals, researchers, and the general public, and materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Users can browse for information by topic of interest or by target audience (such as students or health professionals). Content includes information on:

  • HIV/AIDS and related conditions
  • Prevention and treatment
  • Medical practice guidelines
  • Statistics and research
  • Policies and programs
  • Training opportunities
  • Mobile apps
  • And more!

Interested in learning more? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region will be offering a free webinar on AIDSource on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:00pm CT. This presentation will give a tour of the resource, highlight new features, and provide hands-on exercises to practice using the site. No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the webinar will be recorded. Visit for login information.