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Resource spotlight: the social sciences literature

Researching a topic in the social sciences and PubMed isn’t quite retrieving relevant results? The library subscribes to two databases that delve in to the social sciences literature, Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. Next time you are researching a topic with social implications, turn to these two databases.

Social Services Abstracts

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social and health policy
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Support groups/networks
  • Violence, abuse, neglect
  • Welfare services

 Sociological Abstracts

  • Culture and social structure
  • Demography and human biology
  • Economic development
  • Environmental interactions
  • Evaluation research
  • Family and social welfare
  • Health and medicine and law
  • History and theory of sociology
  • Management and complex organizations
  • Mass phenomena and political interactions
  • Methodology and research technology
  • Policy, planning, forecast, and speculation
  • Radical sociology
  • Religion and science
  • Rural and urban sociology
  • Social development
  • Social differentiation
  • Social psychology and group interaction
  • Sociology of the arts, business, education
  • Studies in violence and power
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Welfare services
  • Women’s studies

Resource spotlight: Proofreading help with Grammarly

Writing Support by Grammarly@EDU grammar check tool is now available to all UNMC students, staff, and faculty. Grammarly@EDU is an automated grammar tutor and writing revision tool for academic writing. Use your UNMC email to register at Grammarly.com/EDU.

A web-based application, Grammarly@EDU works one-on-one with a you to develop sentence-level writing skills, prevent plagiarism, and reinforce proper revision habits. Upload drafts of your papers to Grammarly@EDU to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar and double-check if all sources are properly cited!

Automated Grammar Tutor

Patent-pending technology identifies problem areas in student writing, and delivers instant instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar.

Revision Tool

Engaging user-interface transforms the revision of text into a learning session that is both structured and connected to students’ immediate writing challenges.

Citation Audit

Originality detection technology allows students to check their own work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against a database of 10+ billion documents.

Resource spotlight: McGraw-Hill’s ‘Access’ products

Search across all of the library’s ‘Access’ products in one place on mhmedical.com!

MHMedical.com now serves as a centralized location for many of the new and enhanced features of AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessSurgery, AccessEmergencyMedicine, and OMMBID. .

Here are some of the exciting features you will find on mhmedical.com:

  • Responsive Design for Mobile – The browser automatically adapts to the device being used, ensuring a great viewing experience no matter what device is used.
  • Federated Search – The library’s subscriptions to AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessSurgery, AccessEmergencyMedicine, and OMMBID are organized into one federated collection, eliminating the need to search individual sites. Finding information from all the library’s subscribed ‘Access’ titles, including Harrison’s OnlineCMDTSchwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency MedicinePharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and more will be easier and faster, giving you more time to dedicate to patients, research, or studies
  • Log In Remotely Using Just Your ‘My Access’ Account – No VPNs or extra logins required! Simply create a My Access account while logged in to your institutional subscription to access content whenever and wherever you are. Access saved images and care plans across all subscribed AccessProducts using your My Access account.

Springer 2014 Journals: Complete Package Now Available

The library is pleased to announce that it is now able to subscribe to the complete library of Springer Journal titles.  By joining the LYRASIS consortium, a group of libraries working together to find better pricing through group negotiation, McGoogan is now able to enter into this offer.  Currently the library subscribes to 15 Springer titles.  This journal package contains over 1700 titles.  A full title list and description of the package deal  can be viewed here.

The journals will be accessible through the library home page by searching in the catalog for a journal title or by searching under the ‘online journals’ tab.