McGoogan News

Library classes announced

Pick up some new library tricks: from our bag to yours! Library classes for January and February of 2014 have just been announced. To register, go to http://unmc.libguides.com/classes or contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu.

Advanced PubMed Class
February 18, Tuesday, Noon-1:30pm

You use PubMed every day – come to this class and learn new tips and tools to improve your PubMed searches and methods to keep up with your research topics. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover constructing effective searches, getting to full-text, and setting up alerts to keep up with your research interests. The class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

RefWorks-Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier   
January 14, Tuesday, 10:30am-Noon
February 21, Friday, 10:30am-Noon

Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do this and more. The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni

APA-Citation style
January 23, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
February 19, Wednesday, Noon-1:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of citing using the American Psychological Association (APA) style? Come to this class. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover rules about the APA style format, in-text citing, and the Reference List. You will also learn where to look in the Manual for your answers!

Setting up Research Alerts   
February 12, Wednesday, Noon-1pm

Conducting research and want to keep up on the latest? Alerts can help you track what is being published, who is citing you and what your colleagues are working on. During this 1 hour session we will discuss how to create search alerts in Google News and Google Scholar, EBSCOHost, and MyNCBI through PubMed.

Google Scholar   
January 21, Tuesday, Noon-1pm

Learn how to use this interdisciplinary tool to locate and manage your research information. Class covers tips on searching and customizing your personal Scholar interface.

PubMed interface changes

“In order to provide users with a more visible and accessible way to narrow PubMed results, the Limits page will be replaced by a results filter sidebar.” This change will seem familiar, as it echoes the limit options provided within Google results. To read more about the changes, please read the NLM Technical Bulletin.

I didn't search for that! PubMed search problem and fix

Due to a modification to PubMed search algorithms, an inadvertent issue has occurred. Some terms are being translated incorrectly; thus the search statement and results are not entirely accurate. PubMed is aware of the situation and is working on the problem.

If the search strategy that you entered does not match the Showing results for search statement, you will need to click on the Search this instead search statement.For instance, in the graphic below, we entered splenic into the search box. PubMed translated that term into splenica (black bolded). You can see the correct form of the word in the Search instead for hyperlinked search statement. Clicking on that link will give you the results for the correct search statement.

This mistranslation may not occur for all searches. If your search statement is bolded, chances are the mistranslation occurred and you should click the suggested statement.

If you have questions or problems, please contact the Reference Desk at 402-559-6221 or askus@unmc.edu.

PubMed and RefWorks classes announced

Multiple PubMed and RefWorks training sessions have been announced for the Fall semester.

PubMed

Whether you are a new PubMed user or want to improve your basic skills, this 90-minute session will prepare you for effective searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. Topics include constructing effective citation searches, locating the articles through the McGoogan Library collection, and setting up alerts to keep up with the research. This class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center personnel and students. The class will be held in the McGoogan Library’s Wilson Training Room – WH8011a, on:

  • September 8 – 9-10:30am
  • October 18 – 1-2:30pm
  • November 10 – 10-11:30am
  • December 20 – Noon-1:30pm

Pre-registration is required – sign up at http://unmc.libguides.com/classes. Please e-mail Teri Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

RefWorks: Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier

Learn how to create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do all this and more by attending one of our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Classes. The 90-minute class will be held in the McGoogan Library’s Wilson Training Room – WH8011a, on:

  • Sept 15 – 9:30-11am
  • Oct 12 – 10:30am-Noon
  • Nov 17 – 11:30am-1pm
  • Dec 15-9:30-11am

The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Pre-registration is required – sign up at http://unmc.libguides.com/classes. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt at cmschmidt@unmc.edu if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

PubMed and RefWorks classes offered in July

Improve your skills this summer by taking a PubMed or RefWorks class through the McGoogan Library. Classes will be held in the library’s computer training room on the 8th floor of Wittson Hall. To sign up for these classes please register online. To request an individual session or for questions about these classes, contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu.

PubMed

Whether you are a new PubMed user or want to improve your basic skills, this course will prepare you for effective searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. Topics include:

  • Constructing effective citation searches
  • Locating the articles through the McGoogan Library collection
  • Setting up alerts to keep up with the research.

Available dates are:

  • July 5 – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • July 12 – 9:30 to 11a.m.
  • July 19 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • July 26 – 8 to 9:30 a.m.

This class is open to all UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center personnel and students.

RefWorks

Those who attend will create their own free RefWorks accounts through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license. Learn how to do all of the following and more by attending our hands-on RefWorks Basic Training Class.

  • Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Google Scholar search results.
  • Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes.
  • Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds!

Available dates are:

  • July 14 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • July 21 – 1 to 2:30 p.m.

This class is open to UNMC faculty, staff, and students only.