McGoogan News

McGoogan Library iTest iPad Project

A team of librarians at the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine were among 48 librarians in a 6 state region to receive iPads as part of a grant from the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MCR). Claire Hamasu, MLS, Associate Director of the NN/LM-MCR, said, “The purpose of this project is to encourage librarians at full NN/LM MCR Network member institutions to adopt a new technology and demonstrate its use to their institutions and their users.” In concert with this project the McGoogan Library is launching an iPad Test Project running through April. During that time, McGoogan Library will share information resources and tips through Mobile Monday posts to the UNMC Today, the McGoogan Library blog and the McGoogan Facebook page. The project will wrap up in April with Open Houses at the McGoogan Library.

A library guide has been created that will provide useful information on how to use your iPad, apps to add to your mobile device, and suggestions on how to use your iPad for presentations and in your classrooms. As new information is added to the Library Guide a posting will appear on the McGoogan Library Facebook sharing the feature of the week. From the post you will be directed to the iPad Application library guide for more detailed instructions / information.

Springer Protocols mobile site launched

Springer Protocols has launched a mobile interface that is optimized for use on smartphones and tablets. To access the full-text on your mobile device, you must first create a personal username and password at the Springer Protocols site. Then, once you have registered, you can access the mobile site (, log-in, then search and view the full-text. A link to Springer Protocols is also included in the Mobile Resources section of the library’s mobile website.

Springer Protocols contains the following titles:

  • 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

“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.

DynaMed access code usable on multiple devices

The access code used to download DynaMed to your mobile device can now be used on up to five mobile devices. For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone or Android phone, you can install it to your iPad using the same code.

The maintenance of switching/adding devices is handled through the My Account page on Skyscape.  If you want to have the product installed on a sixth device, you will need to deactivate the subscription from one of the other five devices. You are able to do this from the My Account page.

If you have not yet installed DynaMed on your mobile device, please contact the Reference Desk at 402-559-6221 or to request your code.

DynaMed is available to UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Bellevue Medical Center.

SciFinder Scholar now mobile

SciFinder Scholar, a database that searches Chemical Abstracts and MEDLINE simultaneously, now has a site optimized for mobile devices. SciFinder has always required registration, so if you already have a username and password, it will work for the mobile site. If you don’t and would like to search SciFinder, either from a desktop computer or mobile device, please register.

You can access the mobile site, but only from a mobile device, at or simply scan this QR Code from your phone. A link to this resource is also included on the resource page of the library’s mobile website.