McGoogan It! with ebooks

Do you ever find yourself reading a book and wishing that you could hit the ‘find’ key to search across the content? Would you like to search across the content of books and textbooks in the same way that you can search the journals in MEDLINE or CINAHL? If so, the library would like to share a new Ebook and Point of Care Resource Search application. It’s called McGooganIt! It enables you to search across the full text of the library’s ever-growing ebook collection. We are also including a few point of care resources, such as Clinical Pharmacology, Dynamed, and FirstConsult, in the search for good measure.

The new search can be found under the ‘Ebook Full Text: McGoogan It!’ tab on the library home page, under ‘Search Our Collection’.

Your results will look something like the graphic below. Clustered on the left hand side are limiting variables such as topic, author, publication, publication type, publisher, and date.

So, don’t just Google it, McGoogan It!

Thieme E-book collection now available

The library has added access to an new E-book collection. The Thieme Ebook Clinical Collections 2010 and 2011 is funded by the Friends of the Library. It includes over 90 medical titles. The titles can be accessed individually through the library’s catalog and E-book A-Z list or searched simultaneously via the Thieme Clinical Library link in the E-book section of the Quick Links.

UpToDate Available Off-Campus and Mobile

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the continuation of UpToDate for the 2013 fiscal year (July 2012 – June 2013). Off-campus access to UpToDate is now immediately available with this license renewal. UNMC users can access off-campus through the library’s proxy server, while Nebraska Medical Center users can access off-campus through VPN. Additionally, this off-campus access permits access to the mobile version of UpToDate via the library’s Mobile Resources page.  Mobile access can also be achieved by logging into the campus secure wireless network TK-421.

Physicians can also accrue CME credit through their lookups in UpToDate. By creating and logging into a personal account within UpToDate, all lookups will be tracked and converted into CME credit.

UpToDate is generously funded by The Nebraska Medical Center and the UNMC College of Medicine. The library negotiates the license and creates the electronic infrastructure that allows users to connect seamlessly from within UpToDate’s references to the library’s online journal collection.

Usage statistics indicate UpToDate plays a valued and important role in patient care and education at The Nebrska Medical Center.  This fiscal year, UpToDate has been accessed an average of 3,500 times per week by TNMC and UNMC personnel.