McGoogan News

Time to plant a garden … with the library

By Dawn Wilson

IMG_0229The cold, brutal Nebraska winter is over; it’s time to plant and try to keep those New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier.

Health and gardening have long been associated, be it the simple act of getting out into the sun and doing manual labor, or eating homegrown vegetables. Over the last few years, studies have even been conducted into the soil bacteria, mycobacterium vaccae, which may help raise serotonin levels and actually make people happier—just for playing in the dirt!

As a specialty library, instead of run-of-the-mill, “how to plant and when to water” books, we carry these unique titles:

Historical and Folklore Plant Information

Bizarre Plants by William A. Emboden – This book covers giant oddities, carnivorous plants, and even the magical properties associated with plants used in black magic ceremonies.

Folklore & Odysseys of Food & Medicinal Plants by Ernst and Johanna Lehner – Who knew the tomato had its own story? This book collects the histories of common foods in different cultures. For instance, the tomato has a long and glorious history wherein it was marketed in France as an aphrodisiac, but other portions of Europe grew them only ornamentally and never ate them, as they are relatives of nightshade, which is, of course, deadly.

Herbs for the Mediaeval Household: for Cooking, Healing and Divers Uses by Margaret B. Freeman – This is a fun little book put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, which includes historical woodcut illustrations dating back to the 1400s, and how herbs were used at that time for cooking, freshening clothing, and healing.

Early American Gardens: “For Meate or Medicine” by Ann Leighton – This book also includes historical illustrations from 1630s and covers topics ranging from Physick to making your garden fashionable by shaping your shrubberies into animals and geometrical designs.

The Folk-Lore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer – First published in 1889, this book explores plants known to affect dreams and visions, plants believed to embody lightning, and the use of plants in love-charms.

Poisonous Plants by Robert E. Arnold, M.D. – Whether you’re planting or foraging, this full-color book is indispensable to teach the dangers of certain plants.

Further reading on modern medicinal plants, homeopathy, and alternative medicine

  • CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices by James A. Duke
  • Handbook of Medicinal Herbs by James A. Duke
  • Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals by Carol A. Newall
  • The History of American Homeopathy: The Academic Years, 1820-1935 by John S. Haller, Jr.
  • Nurse’s Handbook of Alternative and Complementary Therapies

New books now available

  • Berek & Hacker’s gynecologic oncology [edited by] Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor, Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, Stanford Cancer Institute, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, Neville F. Hacker, AM, MD, Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, Conjoint, University of New South Wales, Director, Gynaecologic Cancer Centre, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia; illustrations and design by Deborah Berek. MA, Tim Hengst, CMI, FAMI. WP 145 B487 2015
  • Clinical laboratory hematology Shirlyn B. McKenzie, PhD, MLS(ASCP) CM, SH(ASCP), CM, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, J. Lynne Williams, PhD, MT(ASCP), Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Consulting editor: Kristin Landis-Piwowar, PhD, MLSA(ASCP) CM, Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University. WH 25 C641 2015
  • Clinical neuroendocrinology volume editors, Eric Fliers, Márta Korbonits, and Johannes A. Romijn. WK 500 C6413 2014
  • Defining excellence in simulation programs edited by Janice C. Palaganas, Juli C. Maxworthy, Chad A. Epps, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini. WY 105 D3138 2015
  • The foundation directory 2015 compiled by the Foundation Center] ; David G. Jacobs, director; Regina Judith Faighes, coordinator. AS 911 F7711 2015
  • Introduction to radiologic & imaging sciences & patient care [edited by] Arlene M. Adler, Richard R. Carlton. WN 200 I6196 2016
  • Managing cardiovascular complications in diabetes edited by D. John Betteridge, Stephen Nicholls. WK 835 M2666 2014
  • Marks’ essentials of medical biochemistry: a clinical approach Michael Lieberman, PhD, distinguished teaching professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Alisa Peet, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Medicine Clerkship, Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine. QU 4 M346b 2015
  • Medical dosage calculations: a dimensional analysis approach June L. Olsen, Anthony Patrick Giangrasso, Dolores M. Shrimpton. QV 748 O522m 2016
  • Operative techniques in transplantation surgery editor, Michael J. Englesbe ; editor-in-chief, Michael W. Mulholland. WO 660 O617 2015
  • The parathyroids: basic and clinical concepts editor-in-chief, John P. Bilezikian ; associate editors, Robert Marcus, Michael A. Levine, Claudio Marcocci, Shonni J. Silverberg, John T. Potts, Jr. WK 300 P226 2015
  • Pathology of bone and joint disorders with clinical and radiographic correlation Edward F. McCarthy, Frank J. Frassica. WE 225 M748p 2015
  • Sternberg’s diagnostic surgical pathology editor, Stacey E. Mills ; associate editors, Joel K. Greenson, Jason L. Hornick, Teri A. Longacre, Victor E. Reuter. WO 142 D536 2015

New books now available

  • The 5-minute urology consult editor-in-chief, Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS, The Bernard W. Goodwin Professor of Prostate Cancer, Chairman, Department of Urology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Associate Director, Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Clinical Director, Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; associate editors, Gerald Andriole, MD, FACS, [and six others]. WJ 39 F5652 2015
  • Basic and clinical pharmacology edited by Bertram G. Katzung, associate editor Anthony J. Trevor. QV 4 B295 2015
  • Biomechanics of sport and exercise Peter M. McGinnis. WE 103 M4788b 2013
  • Browse’s introduction to the symptoms & signs of surgical disease edited by Kevin Burnand, John Black, Steven A. Corbett, William E.G. Thomas ; emeritus editor, Norman L. Browse. WO 141 B8858 2015
  • The cardiology intensive board review editors, Leslie Cho, MD, FACC, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Center, Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, Brian P. Griffin, MD, FACC, John and Rosemary Brown Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Section Head, Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. WG 18.2 C2695 2015
  • Case files. Cardiology Eugene C. Toy, Michael D. Faulx. WG 18.2 T7561c 2015
  • Chest radiology : the essentials [editors,] Jannette Collins, Eric J. Stern WF 975 C712c 2015
  • Control of communicable diseases manual David L. Heymann, editor. WC 100 C7646 2015
  • Current diagnosis & treatment surgery edited by Gerard M. Doherty. WO 100 C976 2015
  • Decision making in health and medicine: integrating evidence and values M.G. Myriam Hunink, Milton C. Weinstein, Eve Wittenberg, Michael F. Drummond, Joseph S. Pliskin, John B. Wong, Paul P. Glasziou. W 84.1 H937d 2014
  • Fundamentals of nursing made incredibly easy! clinical editor, Tracy A. Taylor, MSN, RN. WY 100 F9812 2015
  • Gross anatomy Kyung Won Chung, Harold M. Chung, Nancy L. Halliday. QS 18.2 C559g 2015
  • Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging Connie Watkins Bales, Julie L. Locher, Edward Saltzman, editor. WT 115 H236 2015
  • Histology: a text and atlas: with correlated cell and molecular biology Michael H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina. QS 517 R825h 2016
  • Hormones Anthony W. Norman, Helen L. Henry. WK 102 N842h 2015
  • Kozier & Erb’s fundamentals of nursing: concepts, process, and practice Audrey Berman, Phd, RN, Professor, Dean, Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California, Shirlee Snyder, EdD, RN, former Dean and Professor, Nursing, Nevada State College, Nevada, and Geralyn Frandsen, EdD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri. WY 100 K88f 2016
  • Langman’s medical embryology T.W. Sadler ; computer illustrations by Susan L. Sadler-Redmond ; scanning electron micrographs by Kathy Tosney ; ultrasound images by Jan Byrne and Hytham Imseis. QS 604 L284m 2015
  • Litt’s drug eruption & reaction manual Jerome Z. Litt, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. WR 165 L776d 2015
  • Molecular neuropharmacology: a foundation for clinical neuroscience Eric J. Nestler, Steven E. Hyman, David Holtzman. QV 76.5 M718 2015
  • Nutrition and diagnosis-related care Sylvia Escott-Stump. WB 39 N976 2015
  • Qualitative inquiry and research design: choosing among five approaches John W. Creswell H 62 C923q 2013
  • The rat nervous system edited by George Paxinos. WL 101 R232 2015
  • Social determinants of health: a comparative approach Alan Davidson WA 31 S67812 2015
  • Step-up to USMLE step 1: 2015 Michael McInnis, Samir Mehta, Chris Lewis, Sonia Mehta, Sonul Mehta, Edmund A. Milder, Adam J. Mirarchi. WB 18.2 S827 2015
  • Stoelting’s pharmacology and physiology in anesthetic practice Steven Shafer, James P. Rathmell, Pamela Flood. QV 81 S5251s 2015
  • Transplantation of the liver [edited by] Ronald W. Busuttil, Goran B.G. Klintmalm. WI 770 T7725 2015
  • Ultrasonography in gynecology edited by Botros R.M.B. Rizk, Elizabeth E. Puscheck. WP 141 U476 2015

Where can I find books… in the library?

The library has books in many locations. This blog article can help you with these locations. You can always stop at the Ask Us Desk for directions.
The library has books in many locations. This blog article can help you with these locations. You can always stop at the Ask Us Desk for directions.

By Dawn Wilson

With the McGoogan Library spread over three floors, it can be difficult to find what you need in an unfamiliar library. Here’s a mini-tour to help you out.

Sixth Floor

This catalog says this book is located on Reserve: Reserve items are located at the Ask Us Desk. They can be used inside the library only, and only for 2 hours at a time. These are books placed for course reserves by your professors.

Isn’t that the same thing as Reference?: Reference books include the newest human atlases, the OED, Directory of Physicians, and drug facts books. They’re located just across from the Ask Us Desk on the wooden shelves. Reference books cannot leave the library, but at least you know they are always here when you need them!

What about Review Books?: We have an entire section of review books to help you study for exams and rotations (ie: USMLE, Step 2, Psychiatry), from different publishers: Pearls of Wisdom, Lange, First Aid, Case Files, Pre-Test, NMS, BRS, and many more. Review and Residency Books are located in the same wooden shelving area as the Reference books. These books are popular, so they can only be checked out for 1 week at a time with 1 renewal.

How about New Books?: New books stay on display for 2 weeks, just to let people know what’s new!

Seventh Floor

When are books located in the Books?: Older books or books not needed for specific courses are located in our regular collection (handily called “Books” in the online catalog). These can be checked out for 2 weeks with 2 renewals.

Didn’t the Journals used to be split alphabetically?: Yes, but now our journals are all located on the 7th floor. They’re still shelved alphabetically by journal title, though.

I’m looking for a UNMC Thesis or Dissertation: Hard-copy theses are located at the top of the stairs, right in front of the Journals.

Eighth Floor

I need a really old thesis, or a really, really old book: You’ll need to make an appointment to get into our Archives (402-559-7094). We have theses going back to the early 1900s, we have a History of Medicine area carrying books too fragile for the shelves, and we also have two Rare Book Rooms with items published during the last several hundred years. These items can be viewed on-site only. More information is available here.

Summer reading “sale” at the library

By Dawn Wilson

The school year is almost over, and for some, that means finally, a little time to relax! Whether you’re planning to spend a few days at the beach, or take a long flight overseas, you’re going to need a good book to take with you. We’ve got you covered! Just visit our leisure reading “sale” and browse literary, sci-fi/fantasy, romance, non-fiction, children’s books, picture books, cookbooks, memoirs, magazines, and even some DVDs and CDs.

The McGoogan Library uses the “sale” to raise money for Fontenelle Elementary School. They’re our adopted school library, located in north Omaha, and every year, we buy exciting brand-new books to fill their library.

The sale will start April 6 and run six weeks, through the end of the semester. It’s located on the 6th floor, near the Ask Us desk.

If you have donations that you have found lingering under beds during spring cleaning, by all means, bring them up! We will continue to take donations throughout the sale.

Book “sales” are by donation only.