McGoogan News

First Consult now available only via Clinical Key

The library had previously been able to offer First Consult through two platforms. Now with the original platform discontinuing, First Consult will now only be available via Clinical Key. Please note that the Clinical Key version of First Consult does not include the original differential diagnosis tool. As an alternative, try the DDx tool in AccessMedicine under the Quick Reference tab.

The First Consult app will still be available and accessible via a free Clinical Key personal account.

Like to browse journals? Try BrowZine!

The library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals from your Android and iOS mobile devices. All in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video:

With BrowZine, you can:
Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit

Getting started is easy! From your Android or iOS device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Nebraska Medical Center from the drop down list. Enter your UNMC Net ID. Start exploring BrowZine!

Checked your h-index lately? Scopus moves to pre-1996

Since its inception, Scopus has tracked the citations of articles written in 1996 and after. Thus, articles written before 1996 were not included in one’s h-index. That is now changing. Earlier in the year, Scopus began to add cited references starting in 1970. This is a multi-year project, but changes are already apparent.

In November, Scopus began to include this new content. Now with more pre-1996 cited references, the h-index of authors who published before 1996 have the potential to increase. As more of this content is added, these h-index counts will only become more reflective of the authors work.

Check your h-index by searching your name in the Author search in Scopus. If you have questions, please contact the AskUs Desk at 402-559-6221 or

Winter break hours and holiday closures

The library will modify its hours for winter break starting December 19 and ending January 4. Included in these changes are closures for the holidays.

Friday Dec 19, 7:30a – 5:00p
Sat Dec 20, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday Dec 21, 1:00 – 9:00p
Monday Dec 22, 7:30a – 9:00p
Tues, Dec 23,  7:30a – 9:00p
Wed Dec 24 CLOSED
Thurs Dec 25 CLOSED
Friday Dec 26, CLOSED
Sat Dec 27, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sun Dec 28, 1:00p – 9:00p
Monday Dec 29,  7:30a – 9:00p
Tues Dec 30, 7:30am – 9pm
Wed Dec 31, CLOSED
Thursday Jan 1, CLOSED
Friday Jan 2, 7:30a – 5:00p
Saturday Jan 3, 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday Jan 4, 1:00 – 9:00p

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!