McGoogan News

Predatory Open Access Publishers

While publishing in open access journals can often be a prestigious honor, there are some open access publishers who operate on a pay-to-publish model, appealing to those who would like to be published quickly and without review. See this brief article in the newsletter of the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association discussing UCBoulder Librarian and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Beall’s research regarding Predatory Open Access Publishers and their practices.

AMA journals temporarily unavailable

Due to the publisher’s processing issues, JAMA and the Archives journals are temporarily unavailable. The library does subscribe to the titles in print and any requests through McGoogan Docs will be processed free of charge during this downtime.

We apologize for any issues this may cause you.

Online Journal Finder downtime November 26

TDNet, the company that hosts the library’s Online Journal Finder, will be conducting server tests on Saturday, November 26. There may be times when this interface is not available. That includes the GetIt@UNMC and Check For Full-Text links in our databases.

Full-text journals can be accessed during this downtime by searching for the journal title in the Helix Library Catalog. If you wish to order an article, you can access the order form from the green tab on any library webpage.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Journals and handbooks in SpringerProtocols now available

The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the online SpringerProtocols.  This collection includes:

  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Neuromethod
  • Laboratory Handbooks, such as the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals

The SpringerProtocols can be accessed through the Quick Links on library website or by journal title in the Online  Journals A-Z list.

“SpringerProtocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences…. SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab.” — From SpringerProtocols

These resources are available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.