McGoogan News

Web of Science Replaced By Scopus

As previously announced, UNMC access to Web of Science will cease in 2011. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is now sponsoring a subscription to Scopus, Elsevier’s database product with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. 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.

If you have any questions about using Scopus, please contact the library’s Reference Desk at 402-559-6221 or askus@unmc.edu.

Stay tuned for upcoming Scopus classes.

Cell image library launched

The Cell: An Image Library™ is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes. The purpose of this database is to advance research, education, and training, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.

Each image contains its own unique re-use conditions, based on Creative Commons licensing. The images can be re-used, but some conditions may apply.

Off-campus MICROMEDEX changes

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.

New look coming to Quick Links

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.

Click on the image below to zoom in.