McGoogan News

Winter break hours begin

Please note our hours and closures during the Winter break:

Fri., December 18 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., December 19 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., December 20 1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Mon.-Wed., Dec. 21-23 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 24 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 25 CLOSED
Sat., Dec. 26 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 27 1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Mon.-Wed., Dec. 28-30 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 31 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 1 CLOSED
Sat., Jan. 2 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 3 1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Google Scholar full-text workaround

There are currently problems with the GetIt@UNMC links appearing in Google Scholar. This issue has been reported. A workaround has been developed that will allow you to access the library’s full-text until the problem is fixed.

First, you must have your settings in Google Scholar set for library full-text. See instructions here.

Once you have conducted a search, look for the “More” link, located under the citation on the right-hand side.


A link titled Resources@McGoogan (or Library Search, if you have multiple libraries in your settings) will appear. Click that link to take you to any available library full-text.



Student cookie break December 15!

Annual Cookie Break

The 17th annual student cookie break will be held in the library’s Linder Lounge on Tuesday, December 15th, starting at 1:30pm. Along with cookies, come relax and de-stress with some coloring. Coloring pages, along with crayons and coloring pencils, will be provided and submitted pages will be displayed in the lounge. This is just a small token of our support for the great work you are doing towards your future health professional career.

Resource spotlight: Scopus

By Alison Bobal

Scopus is a citation database of more than 57 million records of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus features tools to track, analyze and visualize research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

You can search for a specific citation, search by author name, or by ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) ID. You can also perform affiliation searches to identify and assess an affiliation’s scholarly output, collaborating institutions and top authors.

Scopus includes features to help you uncover and track important trends, field experts, key sources and impactful or related research. With free registration you can create alerts that keep you up-to-date on certain topics, citations or authors. You can also browse an alphabetical list of all journals, book series, trade publications and conference proceedings available in Scopus and be alerted when new citations are available. To help uncover related research, you can discover documents that have cited the article(s) you selected as well as seeing a list of the references for your selected article(s).

All of the citations in Scopus include a link that searches the McGoogan Library’s journal collections and either links you directly to the full-text article or prompts you to request an article through the McGoogan Docs service.


Who in the library … faculty & staff profiles

Cindy Schmidt
Education & Research Services Librarian
Education & Research Services

Tell us about your job in the library.

I am a member of the Education & Research Services department and so spend most of my time anCindySchmidtswering questions received at the AskUs desk, responding to literature search requests, and providing training in the use of information resources.  I am also the library’s liaison to the College of Pharmacy, and, in that role, I co-teach “Introduction to Drug Information” — a 2-credit-hour, required P1 course.  I also provide additional instructional sessions, as requested, for COP and other UNMC students.  These instructional sessions often include online tutorials created for a specific class or student group. Finally, I am UNMC’s RefWorks administrator and so spend quite a bit of time providing RefWorks support and training.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me? 

I spend 4 hours a week staffing the AskUs desk.  During that time I respond to the in-person, chat, e-mail, and phone questions received at the desk.  You might meet or speak with me then. You are also likely to be referred to me If you request  RefWorks training or help, “My NCBI”/SciENcv help, or help with an alternatives search for an IACUC protocol.

What do you like about working in the library?

I love to hunt for information and figuring out the approaches that work best in different literature databases.  I also enjoy teaching.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy playing with my dogs, visiting with family and friends, and working on home improvement projects.  My dogs have given me opportunities to learn to reupholster furniture and I’ve found that I enjoy it.   I usually am involved in some volunteer work with children but am between volunteer projects at the moment.