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.
On Monday, August 1, the McGoogan Library will launch its newly redesigned website. The redesign complies with UNMC web standards and is based on the template created for the UNMC branding initiative. The library’s website is one of the most used websites at UNMC and the redesign focused on this utility. The majority of resources and links, such as Quick Links, the chat widget, and catalog search, that are currently on our homepage, are carried over to the new homepage. For a sneak preview, go to http://dev.unmc.edu/library (on campus only) or view the screenshot below (click on the image to expand). Please contact Ann Kaste, Digital Resources Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with comments or questions.
Web of Science has updated the look of its interface, as well as added new features:
- Add your published works to your publication’s list in ResearcherID from either the Results or Full Record pages using the ResearcherID button.
- Get more context from the Citation Report with additional information like Average Citation Count per Paper and Sum of the Times Cited without Self-Citations. Then export the information with a Save as Excel File output option.
- Search for records by Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers using the DOI search field on the General and Advanced Search pages.
- Refine your search by Subject Category using traditional and broader subject areas.
- Narrow the results of an Author Finder search by using the “Select author name variant” feature from the Distinct Author Sets page.
Web of Science is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.
A new version of DynaMed is due to be released the week of July 18, upgraded to provide new features, enhanced navigation such as hover, and streamlined searching.
A preview site is available, along with a brief video tutorial.
With its new features and additional functionality, users can:
- see the table of contents for every topic from the search results list
- navigate directly to a topic subsection from the search results list
- navigate to sections and subsections within a topic from the table of contents
- quickly return to the search results list from with a topic
- search the text of a topic for a specific term or phrase
- create e-mail alerts to be notified when a topic is updated with new evidence OR “practice changing” evidence only
- easily filter the “Recent Updates” page to view by category OR to display topics that include articles rated as “practice changing” only
Other functionality and layout enhancements include:
- The new “Spotlight” area to the left on the home page will be frequently updated to highlight clinically relevant news and information.
- A “Search Other Services” area on the right of the home page will allow users to easily link from DynaMed to other resources.
- The most current update displays at the top of each topic with the option to display previous updates.
- Users will be able to filter the recent updates page to display topics that include articles rated as “likely to change clinical practice” by the McMaster network of physicians. (McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is one of the Evidence-based Practice Centers as designated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).)
- A spell checker suggests alternate search terms when the word/phrase entered contains a misspelling.
- DynaMed topic will include direct links within the topic text to relevant calculators such as MELD Score for End-Stage Liver Disease.
Keep in mind that DynaMed:
- is updated each day throughout the day
- provides the opportunity to obtain CMEs
- can be utilized from mobile devices (Contact the Reference Desk at email@example.com or 559-6221 to obtain an activation code)
DynaMed is available to all faculty, students, and staff at UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Bellevue Medical Center.
The library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the online SpringerProtocols. This collection includes:
- Methods in Molecular Medicine
- Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Methods in Biotechnology
- Methods in Molecular Biology
- Laboratory Handbooks, such as the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals
The SpringerProtocols can be accessed through the Quick Links on library website or by journal title in the Online Journals A-Z list.
“SpringerProtocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences…. SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab.” — From SpringerProtocols
These resources are available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.