McGoogan News

Clinical Key absorbs Consult products

The library has been longtime subscribers of MDConsult, FirstConsult, and Procedures Consult.  Elsevier has now combined these three Consults into one product : Clinical Key.   Clinical Key incorporates the best of the Consult resources and adds functionality and content on top of them.  Its aim is to be a complete Clinical Information Tool.  It features a single search box interface in addition to providing easy links to ebooks, ejournals, and procedures.  The purchase of Clinical Key adds several hundred ebooks and ejournals to the library’s collection. Subscriptions to MD and Procedures Consult will be discontinued as of January 1 2013. The First Consult gateway will remain the same, though results will also be available via Clinical Key.

An individual login in the top right corner of the screen is required to access the PDFs of ebooks, to add items to your Reading List, or to download items for use in presentations.  UNMC users can access Clinical Key through the link on the library’s home page and authenticate through UNMC’s servers, but access to these extra functions requires an additional personal login.   If you previously had an MDConsult username and password, your account should work.

Google Scholar with library full-text

The library’s Quick Links now features a link to Google Scholar. This link includes the library’s proxy server link, which allows the UNMC full-text searcher to accompany Google Scholar results. When off-campus, you must sign in with your UNMC Net ID, just as you would with other library resources.

To access this special Google Scholar link, go to the Quick Links, which are located on the right side of the library’s homepage, and scroll down to the bottom of the list. Google Scholar is listed under Helpful Tools

Once you are logged into Google Scholar and perform a search, you will notice the UNMC eText link next to most of the results. Clicking that link will search the library’s online journal collection and retrieve a full-text link, if available. If not, an interlibrary loan can be ordered.

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!

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.