McGoogan News

Student cookie break Tuesday December 16

The 16th annual student cookie break will be held in the library’s Linder Lounge on Tuesday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. We will have many dozens of Eileen’s Cookies for your study break. This is just a small token of our support for the great work you are doing towards your future health professional career.

Spread the word to all of your classmates – don’t miss out on the cookies!

New journals to be added in 2015

The following journals are currently being ordered and will be available in 2015. Once they are processed, they will appear in the library’s online journal list.

  • Current Molecular Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
  • International Psychogeriatrics
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinolgy & Metabolism
  • Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine
  • Journal of Physical Activity & Health
  • Journal of Wound Care
  • Nanomedicine (London/UK)

Save time by saving your searches in Scopus

By Alissa Fial

In November, Cindy Schmidt showcased how to use your PubMed searches and save them in My NCBI. Another database at your disposal, which can save searches as well as track citations is Scopus.

First, create an account in Scopus if you have not already done so.

To Save Searches

Conduct a search in Scopus using the Document Search tab.

  • Save the search using the Save button
  • Set an alert to receive updates on the search through email
  • Set a feed using an RSS feed

 To Track Citations

  • Conduct a search of a particular article/citation using the Document Search tab
  • Save the search using the Save button
  • Set an alert to receive updates on the search through email
  • Set a feed using an RSS feed

 To Track an Author

  • Conduct a search from the Author Search tab
  • Use his/her last name and initials or first name
  • May include institutional affiliation
  • May include institutional affiliation or ORCID ID
  • Select Follow this Author button

If you need any assistance, as always askus@unmc.edu

 

Trial: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

A trial of the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database is being conducted until January 1. The evidence-based database contains monographs on natural medicines. as well as a natural product/drug interactions checker, nutrient depletion checker, natural product effectiveness checker, and product rankings.

Please send all comments on the database to Cindy Schmidt at cmschmidt@unmc.edu.

 

From the archives: Happy 500th birthday Vesalius

Vesalius_PortraitAndreas Vesalius, born December 31, 1514, in Brussels, was descended from a family of prominent physicians in city of Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves. As a young man, he studied medicine in Montpellier and Paris and later moved to Louvain to teach anatomy. After serving as an army surgeon in France, he moved to Padua in 1537, where he became a professor of anatomy.

In 1543, his famous De corporis humani fabrica libri septem (Seven books on the fabric of the human body) was published. That same year he was appointed as court physician to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. He later set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but while in Cyprus he was called back to Padua to take an honored chair in anatomy. He died on October 15, 1564.

Among other works by Vesalius, the library owns a second edition (1555) of De corporis humani fabrica, as well as a recently-published two-volume complete English translation of the 1543 first edition and the 1555 second edition.

For more information about the rare book collection, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 or jschleicher@unmc.edu.