McGoogan News

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.

From the archives: 19th century pocket guide

By John Schleicher

“The anatomical remembrancer; or, complete pocket anatomist: containing a concise description of the bones, ligaments, muscles, and viscera; the distribution of the nerves, blood-vessels, and absorbents; the arrangement of the several fasciae; the organs of generation in the male and female, and the organs of the senses.”Anatomical Remembrancer

This is the title of a little book from the rare book collections of the library. It is the eighth edition of a work published by William Wood & Company in New York in 1877. This little book, not much bigger or thicker than a cell phone (it is 3½ by 5 inches and is about ¾ of an inch thick, with 297 pages), contains easily usable information, with a description in the preface saying it will “make it calculated to assist alike the practitioner and the student.”

The book belonged to and was used by Edgar C. Swift, M.D. (1857-1927), while a student at Syracuse Medical School in New York state. He received his M.D. in 1881. Some of his descendants later came to Omaha.

So, next time you pull your smart phone out of your pocket to access online resources from the McGoogan Library of Medicine, remember Dr. Swift’s little anatomical book.

Resource spotlight: SpringerProtocols

By Alison Bobal

SpringerProtocols in an online resource that brings together protocols from the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and other high quality sources. This resource provides researchers with tested, trusted, step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. The protocols are written and organized with an emphasis on completeness and clarity. They are written by experts in their field and reviewed by editors in those fields. In addition to written protocols, SpringerProtocols includes some accompanying video protocols.

You can create a free account to save your favorite protocols as well as upload your own protocols for personal use. You can also sign up to receive alerts when new content is available on SpringerProtocols. SpringerProtocols encourages the user community to make comments on the protocols. These comments are moderated by the SpringerProtocols team to ensure that the comments are professional and respectful.

Order Articles / McGoogan Docs downtime January 15

The Order Articles / McGoogan Docs system will be down for scheduled updates starting at approximately 8 a.m. on January 15 and continuing until approximately 10 a.m. During this time, you will be unable to log in to the system to order or retrieve articles and books. If there is an urgent patient care need during this time, please call 402-559-7085 with your request.