Due to the changes in the MICROMEDEX interface and browser security setting instability, off-campus access to MICROMEDEX now requires a special username and password. That information is provided in the “off-campus login” link to the right of the MICROMEDEX link on library home page Quick Links. This login information changes on a quarterly basis and is the same as the mobile login.
In response to feedback and a desire to more effectively organize the Quick Links on the library’s home page, a new look has been created. It will go live on October 31. The text is slightly smaller than the previous Quick Links list, but the text size can be increased through your browser or the page controls.
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UpToDate now has the capability of searching for graphics. There are over 23,000 graphics, which include: pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and movies. An export to PowerPoint function is available and these images can be used in presentations as long as UpToDate attribution is provided. See this PDF flier for more information on this new functionality.
UpToDate is a point-of-care resource available to the faculty, students, and staff of UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center.
SciVerse Scopus, recently purchased by the Office of the Vice Chancellor For Research and replacing Web of Science, combines a powerful literature search with a suite of publication and research analysis tools. The Scopus Database enables you to quickly obtain the information that you need to improve your research and publication strategies. Trisha Babcock and Jessica Herzog from Elsevier Publishing will present a session on Scopus on Oct. 4 and 5. Register for one of these three sessions. If you don’t know or have a personnel number, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. (Note: students do not have personnel numbers, so must email to register):
- Tuesday, Oct 4 from 10-12 noon – Bennett Hall 2020
- Tuesday, Oct 4 from 1-3 p.m. – DRC1 1004
- Wednesday, Oct 5 from 10-12 noon. – Bennett Hall 2020
The sessions will be demonstration only, but feel free to bring a laptop if you want to follow along. Sponsored by the Researchers User Group, the sessions will also be filmed and archived for future viewing.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields. Some features that will be discussed:
- Linking to full-text articles
- Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index.
- Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.
- Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output.
- Journal Analyzer provides a quick insight into journal performance.
- Document Download Manager to easily download and organize multiple full-text articles simultaneously.
- Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX.
Scopus is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) is now sponsoring a subscription to Scopus, Elsevier’s database product with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. You can access Scopus from both on or off campus (with a valid UNMC ID) via the McGoogan Library’s home page Quick Links or Resources A-Z.
Please note that the Scopus subscription will replace the current Web of Science subscription, which concludes at the end of 2011.
The Scopus database offers a myriad of analytics for tracking research publications. From researcher profiles and how many articles a researcher has published, to how many times they have been cited, whom their primary collaborators might be, and what subject areas their research covers, Scopus can divide, recombine, and display the data in unlimited combinations. Also, by giving quality indicators for academic journals, Scopus can assist departments that are seeking to increase the caliber of the journals in which their researchers publish.
Linking to full text articles or to an article order form has been made possible through the library’s journal subscriptions and linking tools.
To maximize the features of Scopus and your department’s researcher profiles, please contact the library at email@example.com or 402-559-6221 with any questions you may have. Tutorials are also available on the Scopus site. Scopus representatives from Elsevier will also visit campus in October to conduct training sessions to assist users in getting the most out of the database. Stay tuned for these upcoming training opportunities.