McGoogan News

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!

March library workshops open for registration

The following free, hands-on classes are offered by the McGoogan Library for all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Register for the classes by e-mailing the class name and date you would like to attend and your phone number to:

Beyond PubMed — March 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
You are familiar with PubMed, but what other information resources can be found at the National Library of Medicine Web site? This hands-on course will explore some of the databases association with the NLM Gateway resource.

Public Health Datasets — March 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Need help in locating health datasets? This class will give you strategies to use when looking for numeric datasets for your research needs.

Getting to Full Text — March 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The Library provides access to thousands of electronic resources. Come and learn better ways to connect to full-text journals using a full range of tools.

Advanced RefWorks — March 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This class is intended for regular RefWorks users who would like to gain more experience using advanced features and troubleshooting RefWorks problems.

Cited Reference Searching — March 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Locating cited references is useful for: finding current articles on a topic; identifying top researchers and institutions in a field; and for tenure, promotion and hiring decisions. Learn about the many resources available through the Library.

Additional ScienceDirect titles

As noted in a previous posting and Today news item, the McGoogan Library forged a partnership with Love Library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Over 400 of UNL’s ScienceDirect (PDF) subscriptions are now available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students. These titles, along with McGoogan’s regularly subscribed to ScienceDirect titles, are now accessible through the Online Journal Finder and Helix.

2010 journal title changes

As with past years, the new year brings changes to the library’s journal collection. Some journals have been cut from the collection, but some new titles have been added. Additionally, starting in 2010, a shared license with the libraries at UNL will allow UNMC users access to all of UNL’s ScienceDirect titles. These titles will be made available through the McGoogan website, not the UNL library website. An announcement will be made when they are available.

Look for an article, which will provide details on the process, in an upcoming UNMC Today.  Please direct any questions or comments about the changes to Mary Helms at, 402.559.7099

2010 journal changes (UNL shared ScienceDirect titles not listed)

Impact factors linked to library online journals

The library’s subscription to the Journal Citation Report’s impact factor database allows a direct link from within the Online Journal Finder to the impact factor report.  Now, when searching the journal finder or linking to an article from within a database, you will see the JCR symbol jcr next to the journal title if a report is available.  Click the symbol to access the report.  See image below for an example and contact the library at or 559-6221 with any questions.  JCR is only available to UNMC faculty, staff, and students.