PubMed Basics will be offered several times in the coming months. Learn how to:
- Explain the scope and content of the Medline database.
- Perform a meaningful keyword search in PubMed
- Explain the limitations of a keyword search.
- Perform a search using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
- Use Limits to refine a search
- Choose display formats for citations
- Print, Email, or send articles to the Clipboard.
- Locate the articles retrieved by a search either electronically, in McGoogan Library’s print collection, or through interlibrary loan.
Classes are being held on:
- Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1:00-2:30 PM
- Wednesday, March 17, 1:00-2:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 14, 1:00-2:30 PM
- Wednesday May 19, 1:00-2:30 PM
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you can arrange one-on-one or group instruction at a time more convenient to you.
Please email Teri Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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 our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Class. Those who attend will create their own RefWorks accounts (for free) through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license or through RefWorks’ Alumni Program. The RefWorks Basic Training Class will be offered on:
- Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
- Wednesday, Feb 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
- Friday, March 19, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff and students and former UNMC faculty, staff, and students. Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt at email@example.com to pre-register for a class or if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.
On Wednesday, January 13, from 10a-11a in DRC 1004, learn how to locate medical images to use in presentations, look for an effective method to manage your growing collection of citations and PDF journal articles. Teri Hartman from McGoogan Library and Kristin Watkins from College of Public Health will present tips and tricks to use tools collected by the Library to make locating and managing the biomedical information resources you need easier to get your job done faster.
Register online with your UNMC personnel ID or call 9-7284.
Faculty and researchers – learn to use Refworks on Dec. 8
The IT for Researchers group (RUG) offers a session on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Durham Research Center, Room 1004. Cindy Schmidt from the McGoogan Library of Medicine will demonstrate 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 a matter of minutes. You’ll learn how to reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Register online (requires your UNMC Personnel ID) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNMC faculty, staff, and students now have the ability to access MDConsult on their web-enabled mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, Blackberry, Treo, etc.). Available content includes ebooks, MDConsult journals, Clinics, and guidelines. FirstConsult is not included through this interface and requires a download onto your device.
Before accessing MDConsult from the library’s website, you must first create an MDConsult account by clicking on the Create Account link on the upper right-hand corner of the MDConsult website. Once you have created that account, access MDConsult via the library’s website on your mobile device. You will need to authenticate first with your Lotus Notes username and password and then MDConsult will allow you to log in with your MDConsult account.
To learn more about using and accessing this new feature, you can register to attend a webinar hosted by MDConsult during the week of November 9, 2009.
Sometime within the next week or so, the PubMed interface will change over to what is the now the Preview site. To learn more about the changes, you can read the NLM Technical Bulletin or watch a 30 minute NLM webinar. You can also peruse the PubMed Basics guide, which was created for UNMC users. For in-person instruction, you can register for library PubMed classes, which are scheduled in November and December. You can also contact the Reference Desk (559-6221 or email@example.com) for one-on-one instruction and assistance.
Please note that during this preview (and perhaps after), NLM is making modifications to the new interface, in reaction to feedback provided by PubMed users. If you would like to provide feedback, please do so. The more voices that are heard regarding an issue, the more likely that modifications will be made. Feedback can be submitted through the PubMed Help Desk form.
There are a few major changes that will impact UNMC users. First, in order to utilize Limits, see your search History, or view search Details, you must be in the Advanced Search.
Second, RefWorks users should follow these steps in order to save files for RefWorks imports:
- After selecting citations or moving them into the Clipboard, click on the Send to link
- After a box with selections pops up, select File
- Once File is selected, a drop-down menu of Destinations will appear. Here, you can select the MEDLINE format
- Once MEDLINE is selected, click the Create File button (obstructed in the following image) and follow usual file-save procedures.
You will not see your citations in MEDLINE format, but they will be saved in the format, if selected. This change saves you a step!
Online training is being offered in October from the makers of MD Consult. Registration form and contact information can be found at http://www.ies-els.com/training/MDC.html.
MD Consult is available online through the library to UNMC students, faculty, and staff.
The library is not involved in this training. For more information, use the contact information provided at the web address above.