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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.

New books in the collection

  • Anatomic pathology: board review [edited by]Jay H. Lefkowitch. QZ 18.2 An16 2015
  • Bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D. WM 207 M745b 2014
  • Clinical pathology: board review [editors,] Steven L. Spitalnik, Suzanne A. Arinsburg, Jeffrey S. Jhang. QZ 18.2 C615 2015
  • Dermatology: a pictorial review editor, Asra Ali. WR 18.2 D4345 2015
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2015 [a student-to-student guide] Tao Le, Vikas Bhushan, Matthew Sochat, Patrick Sylvester, Michael Mehlman, Kimberly Kallianos. W 18.2 F575 2015
  • Jewish medical resistance in the Holocaust edited by Michael A. Grodin. WZ 80.5 J3 2014
  • Master the boards USMLE step 3 Conrad Fischer, MD and Sonia Reichert, MD. W 18.2 F5291 2015
  • Molecular biology of the cell Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter ; with problems by John Wilson, Tim Hunt. QH 581.2 M718 2015
  • PHTLS: prehospital trauma life support Prehospital Trauma Life Support Committee of The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in cooperation with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons WO 700 P578 2015
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation board review edited by Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD ; associate editor, Joseph Lee, MD. WB 18.2 P578 2015
  • Saunders Q&A review for the NCLEX-RN examination. Linda Anne Silvestri. WY 18.2 S587sq 2015
  • Users’ guides to the medical literature: a manual for evidence-based clinical practice [edited by] Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie, Maureen O. Meade, Deborah J. Cook. WB 102 U84 2015

Donate books, help raise money

Books purchased for Fontenelle Elementary School Library with donations from the library's book sale.
Books purchased for Fontenelle Elementary School Library with donations from the library's book sale.

By Dawn Wilson

Get ready for the annual Leisure Reading Book Sale. Hosted by the McGoogan Library of Medicine, all proceeds go to buy new books for the library at Fontenelle Elementary School. So how can you help? By cleaning off your book cases, checking under your beds, clearing out the trunk of your car, and donating all those forgotten books to the library.

What else can you donate?

  • Books–fiction, non-fiction, children’s, picture books, etc
  • Journals/magazines
  • Cookbooks
  • Music CDs
  • Computer games
  • Video games
  • DVDs

Have too much to carry yourself? Call the Ask Us desk at 402-559-4006 and a staff member can meet you at the loading dock with a cart.

What else can you do? Come visit the Leisure Reading Book Sale when it starts the first week of April and stock up on your summer reading! Purchases are made by at-will donations–all money raised goes to buy books for the Fontenelle library! The event will be held on the 6th floor of the Library in Wittson Hall. More information about the sale will be posted closer to the start date.

Donations are tax deductible and help with spring cleaning!

New books added to the collection

  • 20 questions and answers about metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. WJ 752 El59t 2015
  • 100 questions & answers about lymphoma Peter Holman, Gregory Bociek, Jodi Garrett. WH 525 H747o 2016
  • Advanced surgical recall Recall, series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne; advisor, Curtis G. Tribble. WO 18.2 A244 2015
  • Atlas of human anatomy Frank H. Netter. QS 4 N474a 2014
  • Biostatistics: the bare essentials Geoffrey R. Norman, PhD, David L. Streiner, PhD. WA 950 N482p 2014
  • Building a medical vocabulary: with Spanish translations Peggy C. Leonard. W 15 L551b 2015
  • Business administration for clinical trials: managing research, strategy, finance, regulation, and quality R. Jennifer Cavalieri, Mark E. Rupp. QV 771 C313b 2014
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry for the specialty board review Hong Shen, Robert Hendren. WS 18.2 H382c 2015
  • Clinical neurophysiology board review Q & A Puneet K. Gupta, MD, MSE, Pradeep Modur, MD, MS, Srikanth Muppidi WL 18.2 G959c 2014
  • Coherence policy markers for psychoactive substances Richard Muscat, Brigid Pike, members of the Coherent Policy Expert Group, Pompidou Group. HV 5840 E85 M971c 2014
  • Diagnostic pathology. Normal histology [edited by] Laura W. Lamps. QS 504 D540 2013
  • Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman. QV 4 B854d 2015
  • Ebola: the natural and human history of a deadly virus David Quammen. WC 534 Q256e 2014
  • Elsevier’s medical laboratory science examination review [edited by] Linda J. Graeter, Elizabeth G. Hertenstein, Charity E. Accurso, Gideon H. Labiner. QY 18.2 El76 2015
  • Geriatric dosage handbook: including clinical recommendations and monitoring guidelines. Senior editors : Todd P. Semla, Judith L. Beizer, Martin D. Higbee. QV 735 S472g 2015
  • Handbook of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery edited by Nicholas J. Zyromski. WI 39 H255 2015
  • History of allergy, volume editors Karl-Christian Bergmann, Johannes Ring. WD 300 H62911 2014
  • Intolerant bodies: a short history of autoimmunity Warwick Anderson and Ian R. Mackay. WD 305 An231i 2014
  • Introductory textbook of psychiatry, Donald W. Black, 1956- WM 100 A557k 2014
  • The little SAS book: a primer : a programming approach Lora D. Delwiche and Susan J. Slaughter. QA 276.4 D389l 2012
  • Manipulating the mouse embryo: a laboratory manual Richard Behringer, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Vintersten Nagy, Andras Nagy. QL 959 M246 2014
  • Medical school scholarships, grants & awards: insider advice on how to find and win scholarships Samir P. Desai, M.D. [and 5 others]. W 20 D441m 2015
  • Pediatric & neonatal dosage handbook: a universal resource for clinicians treating pediatric and neonatal patients Carol K. Taketomo, PharmD, Jane Hurlburt Hodding, PharmD, Donna M. Kraus, FAPhA, FPPAG, FCCP. QV 735 P371g 2014
  • Pharmacology success: a Q & A review applying critical thinking to test taking Ray A. Hargrove-Huttel, RN, PHD [and] Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove, RN, MS, CNS QV 18.2 H223p 2014
  • Physician assistant examination review: pearls of wisdom editor-in-chief, Daniel Thibodeau ; associate editor, Scott H. Plantz. W 18.2 P569 2014
  • PTEXAM: the complete study guide Scott M. Giles. WB 460 G391p 2015
  • Robbins and Cotran Review of pathology Edward C. Klatt, MD, Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath QZ 18.2 K63r 2015
  • Surgical recall Recall series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne. WO 18.2 S9619 2015
  • Understanding celiac disease: an introduction for patients and caregivers Naheed Ali WD 175 Al41u 2014
  • Wallach’s Interpretation of diagnostic tests: pathways to arriving at a clinical diagnosis.