McGoogan News

Scopus training sessions in October

SciVerse Scopus, recently purchased by the Office of the Vice Chancellor For Research and replacing Web of Science, combines a powerful literature search with a suite of publication and research analysis tools. The Scopus Database enables you to quickly obtain the information that you need to improve your research and publication strategies. Trisha Babcock and Jessica Herzog from Elsevier Publishing will present a session on Scopus on Oct. 4 and 5. Register for one of these three sessions. If you don’t know or have a personnel number, you may email csttrain@unmc.edu to register. (Note: students do not have personnel numbers, so must email to register):

  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 10-12 noon – Bennett Hall 2020
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 1-3 p.m. – DRC1 1004
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 from 10-12 noon. – Bennett Hall 2020

The sessions will be demonstration only, but feel free to bring a laptop if you want to follow along. Sponsored by the Researchers User Group, the sessions will also be filmed and archived for future viewing.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields. Some features that will be discussed:

  • Linking to full-text articles
  • Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index.
  • Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.
  • Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output.
  • Journal Analyzer provides a quick insight into journal performance.
  • Document Download Manager to easily download and organize multiple full-text articles simultaneously.
  • Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX.

Scopus is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.

PubMed and RefWorks classes announced

Multiple PubMed and RefWorks training sessions have been announced for the Fall semester.

PubMed

Whether you are a new PubMed user or want to improve your basic skills, this 90-minute session will prepare you for effective searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. Topics include constructing effective citation searches, locating the articles through the McGoogan Library collection, and setting up alerts to keep up with the research. This class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center personnel and students. The class will be held in the McGoogan Library’s Wilson Training Room – WH8011a, on:

  • September 8 – 9-10:30am
  • October 18 – 1-2:30pm
  • November 10 – 10-11:30am
  • December 20 – Noon-1:30pm

Pre-registration is required – sign up at http://unmc.libguides.com/classes. Please e-mail Teri Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

RefWorks: Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier

Learn how to create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do all this and more by attending one of our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Classes. The 90-minute class will be held in the McGoogan Library’s Wilson Training Room – WH8011a, on:

  • Sept 15 – 9:30-11am
  • Oct 12 – 10:30am-Noon
  • Nov 17 – 11:30am-1pm
  • Dec 15-9:30-11am

The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Pre-registration is required – sign up at http://unmc.libguides.com/classes. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt at cmschmidt@unmc.edu if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

PubMed and RefWorks classes offered in July

Improve your skills this summer by taking a PubMed or RefWorks class through the McGoogan Library. Classes will be held in the library’s computer training room on the 8th floor of Wittson Hall. To sign up for these classes please register online. To request an individual session or for questions about these classes, contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu.

PubMed

Whether you are a new PubMed user or want to improve your basic skills, this course will prepare you for effective searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. Topics include:

  • Constructing effective citation searches
  • Locating the articles through the McGoogan Library collection
  • Setting up alerts to keep up with the research.

Available dates are:

  • July 5 – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • July 12 – 9:30 to 11a.m.
  • July 19 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • July 26 – 8 to 9:30 a.m.

This class is open to all UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center personnel and students.

RefWorks

Those who attend will create their own free RefWorks accounts through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license. Learn how to do all of the following and more by attending our hands-on RefWorks Basic Training Class.

  • Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Google Scholar search results.
  • Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes.
  • Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds!

Available dates are:

  • July 14 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • July 21 – 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This class is open to UNMC faculty, staff, and students only.

Faculty development PubMed class June 9

Being able to effectively and efficiently search for meaningful literature is an important competency in academic health care settings. PubMed is an essential tool for locating relevant medical information on quality care, medical interventions, teaching and research. Teresa Hartman, MLS offers this session for faculty to explore approaches in searching PubMed for the greatest gains in the least time, maximizing success in research and scholarly activities.

OBJECTIVES

  • At the conclusion of this event, the participant should be able to:
  • Format an effective search statement to use in PubMed
  • Save collections and store search strategies to MyNCBI
  • Create a relevant email alert to cover a current research topic
  • Identify and utilize MeSH educational subheadings for effective searches using PubMed
  • Access full-text literature sources through electronic means and through Interlibrary loan services

Register online or call 9-5929

Pre-registration is required. For UNMC faculty, there is no fee to attend this course (CIK 10427).

Complimentary lunch will be served at 11 AM with the course beginning shortly after.

Registration deadline: June 6, 2011

Recorded Webinar: Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solutions

On March 17, 2011 Michael Villaire, MLSM, Institute for Healthcare Advancement presented “Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solutions“. This session looked at some of the problems created by poor health literacy, discussed programs and ideas to help improve it on both the patient and provider side, and reviewed some solutions.

A recording of the presentation can be found at the following link, along with the PowerPoint slides and resources recommended by attendees.

http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic/2011/03/24/iha-health-literacy/