McGoogan News

Helix Library Catalog now mobile

The Helix Library Catalog is now formatted for searching on a mobile device. You can now find out, on the run, if the library owns or has access to a particular print or electronic book or journal from the library’s mobile website

The mobile version of the catalog can only be searched with keywords; hence, when searching for one world titles such as the journals Nature or Cell, all records containing those terms will appear in the results. Getting to the exact title may be cumbersome, as limiters are currently not available.  If you have questions regarding library holdings, please call the Circulation Desk at 402-559-4006.

Helix Catalog downtime on Monday August 9

The Helix Library Catalog will be unavailable on Monday August 9 from 8:45am until approximately 12pm for a software upgrade. During this time, the library’s print collection cannot be searched.

Online journals can still be accessed via the Online Journal Finder.

Please contact the library at or 559-6221 for assistance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wiley journal interface to change, downtime scheduled

The look and feel for Wiley InterScience journals will be changed over the weekend of August 7 and 8.  As the titles are migrated to the new Wiley Online Library platform, the library’s subscribed journals will be unavailable from 3 a.m. on Saturday, August 7  until approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 8.

Once the new site is launched, subscribed journal content should be available, with links redirecting to the new site. Problems are not foreseen, but if you cannot access subscribed Wiley titles after the site launch, please contact the library at

For more information about the interface changes, please view this Wiley provided PDF.

Access library full-text from Google Scholar

Did you know that you can access the library’s full-text journal collection directly from Google Scholar? If you are on-campus, the UNMC eText link will appear to the right of most results. Clicking this link will bring up the library’s link resolver, which lists links to the article if available or allows you to order the article, if not. 

If you are not on-campus, you can set up this link on your personal computer’s Internet browser. You will still need to log-in with your Lotus Notes account when accessing the link. At the Google Scholar main page, click on Scholar Preferences to the right of the Search button.

In the Library Links section, type in UNMC and click the Find Library button. A list of matches will appear, then check the box next to University of Nebraska Medical Center – UNMC eText. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Preferences button. You will then be ready to access thousands of subscription-only journals, which are provided to you by the library!