McGoogan News

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!

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.