McGoogan News

eMedicine access changes and new mobile app

Access to eMedicine has changed. eMedicine had previously been available free to the individual who registers, but libraries and institutions had been able to link seamlessly to the resource without user registration. Now, eMedicine content will be merged with Medscape, which also includes news and drug information. The seamless institutional access is now no longer available. To access eMedicine, one must create a personal username and password, which is free. If you previously had an account for CME purposes, it should still be valid.

A free mobile version of this resource is also available through iPhone and Blackberry apps. An Android app is in development.

FirstConsult now has an iPhone/Touch/Pad app

FirstConsult, a point-of-care clinical tool, recently released an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app downloads the FirstConsult information, making use easier when you do not have a network connection.

Currently, the app is available for free trial; however, with the McGoogan Library subscription, UNMC faculty, staff, and students can maintain access beyond the trial. For that sustained access, please follow these directions:

  1. If you do not already have an MDConsult personal account, log into MDConsult from a desktop or laptop computer and create one. The registration link is located near the upper right hand corner of the page. With this account, you can also access the mobile web version of MDConsult.
  2. With your MDConsult username and password, access the App Store on your device, search for FirstConsult, and download the app.
  3. The first time you access the app, you will be asked whether or not you have an account. Click the account option and log in with your MDConsult username and password.
  4. Please allow up to 30 minutes for the content to download on to your device. Subsequent updates will not take as long and you will be notified of them as you would your other app updates.
  5. Please note that in order for your MDConsult account to remain active, you must log into the account via the library’s website on a desktop or laptop computer at least once every three months.

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.

Earn CME through MDConsult

MDConsult recently announced that CME credit can be earned through Point of Care and Cyberounds. You must first create a personal account within MDConsult and be signed in to that account during the entire process in order to receive CME credit.

Point of Care CME can be earned when you access information in MDConsult. After you read the information, click the Request CME link to fill out a brief questionnaire to obtain 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

Cyberounds CME contains nearly 200 Grand Round activities within 15 specialties. Administered by the Cyberounds® Committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, you can earn up to 5.0 hours of Category 1 credit at no charge. (As of this posting, there have been connectivity problems with Cyberounds).

With your MDConsult personal account, you can also access MDConsult Mobile on your smartphone; however, CME credit cannot be earned from within the mobile interface.

For more information, please see the MDConsult CME website or view this brief tutorial.

MDConsult is available to UNMC faculty, staff, and students.

Mobile Procedures Consult now available

UNMC faculty, staff, and students can now access Procedures Consult on their smartphones with a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. This resource includes “video (including the ability to view Video Key Steps), Quick Review text / illustrations, and checklist / universal protocol content for every procedure in the resource.”

To access Procedures Consult Mobile, you must first create a personal account in Procedures Consult, via the library’s website, on a desktop/laptop computer. Click the Sign In link, located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When the sign-in box opens, click on the Self-Registration link

Not all smartphones are supported. To test if your phone is, go to the Procedures Consult Mobile site, using your smartphone.  If not supported, a message will appear. View the PDF for devices that have been tested.

Once registered, you can access Procedures Consult Mobile by bookmarking or via the McGoogan Mobile Resources page at