McGoogan News

Create virtual flashcards in Exam Master

A new feature has been added to the Exam Master Online system: Flashcards. You will find this feature available once you log in to your account, in the list of buttons on the left. Simply select “Flashcards” and you will find the ability to create individual flashcards and also file them into flashcard groups. The amount of flashcards you can create is unlimited. You have the ability to create, edit, and view your flashcards. There is a help file readily available to guide you through the process. You can also convert any of your study notes into a flashcard. You will see a new option at the bottom of your study note to “Make this note a flashcard”.

Exam Master is available to the UNMC Faculty, Students, and Staff. It includes practice exams for the USMLE, Specialty Boards (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, General Pediatrics, and SPEX), PANCE, NAPLEX, NBDE Part 1, and NCLEX-RN, as well as general review exams for medical students in a variety of subjects (anatomy, biochemistry, cytology and histology, internal and clinical medicine, microbiology, pathology, physiology, and psychiatry).

Recent dissertations added to the collection

The following UNMC PhD dissertations were recently added to the library’s archives and circulating book collection. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

  • Biochemical investigation of primase and helicase in bacteria / by Rafael F. Bressani.
  • Development of adjunctive therapies for HIV-1- associated dementia / by Dawn L. Eggert.
  • Development of immunotherapies and biomarkers for pancreatic cancer / by Jarrod Tremayne.
  • Ethanol effects on hepatic proteolytic systems / by Tiana Vitula Curry-McCoy.
  • In search of a message to promote personal health information management./ by Ellen B. Jacobs.
  • Mechanisms of EHD1-mediated endocytic recycling/ by Marko Jović
  • Mechanisms of targeted necrosis of proximal straight tubular cells following ischemic renal injury / by Kishor Devalaraja-Narashimha .
  • Mechanistic role of pro-apoptotic molecules, siva and perp, in eliciting apoptosis in ischemic renal injury / by Kurinji Singaravelu.
  • Molecular regulators of HIV-1 pathogenesis / by Sugato Banerjee.
  • Mtor signaling in steroidogenic cells of the corpus luteum / by Edward W. Arvisais.
  • Regulation of PIA synthesis and biofilm maturation in staphylococcus epidermidis / by Michael E. Olson.
  • Targeted drug delivery for the management of choroidal neovascularization / by Swita R. Singh.
  • Tat-conjugated nanoparticles for the cns delivery of anti-hiv drugs / by Kavitha S. Rao.
  • The role of BKß1 in regulating extracellular volume / by P. Richard Grimm.
  • The role of signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (Stat5) in mammary gland development and tumorigenesis / by Bradley Allen Creamer.
  • The role of the Bacillus anthracis LytSR two-component regulatory system in bacterial cell death and lysis / by Lakshmi Chandramohan.
  • The role of the n-methyl-d-aspartate receptor in heart development: a gene knockdown model using SiRNA / by Octavian V. Lie.
  • Translating the Pittsburgh sleep quality index into Arabic / by Khaled H. Suleiman.
  • Tumor-stromal interactions mediated by paracrine hedgehog signaling in pancreatic cancer / by Jennifer M. Bailey Lundberg.

USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam now in Exam Master

The USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam now in available in the library’s online subscription to Exam Master. Features include:

  • 8 exam blocks of 44 questions each, total of 352 questions
  • Both Test or Study mode
  • Correct answers and explanation available in study mode
  • Detailed score reports
  • The following topics:
    • General Principles
    • Immunologic Disorders
    • Diseases of the Blood & Blood-forming Organs
    • Mental Disorders
    • Diseases of the Nervous System & Special Senses
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diseases of the Respiratory System
    • Nutritional & Digestive Disorders
    • Gynecologic Disorders
    • Renal, Urinary, & Male Reproductive Systems
    • Disorders of Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium
    • Disorders of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissues
    • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue
    • Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

To access this practice exam, log into Exam Master,  go to NEW EXAMS > Click “Courses” > Click “Select” next to the USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam.

Exam Master is available to all UNMC students, faculty, and staff.

ExamMaster log-in change

Starting on Monday November 16, ExamMaster account holders will need to log in with the email address that was used during the initial registration process. Usernames will no longer work. If you do not know the email used to register, log into your account now, go to My Settings, then My Account.

ExamMaster is a database available to UNMC users and consists of the following practice test areas:

  • USMLE
  • Certification Review Series
  • Medical Subject Review
  • PANCE
  • NAPLEX
  • Dental
  • NCLEX

RefWorks changes and news

  • The new PubMed interface simplifies exports to RefWorks! Check out the RefWorks libguide (PDF) to find out how.
  • Students, before you graduate, ask about free RefWorks access for Alumni! RefWorks is developing a new program for the alumni of institutions that license RefWorks. This program is supposed to provide free, continued RefWorks access after graduation. It’s not yet clear how this program will be administered. If you are a student and find RefWorks valuable, please ask us about this program before you graduate. You can contact Cindy Schmidt, at cmschmidt@unmc.edu or 559-7077, or the Library’s reference desk at askus@unmc.edu 559-6221. The program details may not be available until May.
  • New RefWorks interface to be available in 2010. RefWorks technical support is planning to release a redesigned RefWorks interface in late 2009. You will not be forced to switch to the new interface immediately. We’re told that it will be available as an option for quite awhile before it becomes the default interface.

As always, please contact the library to arrange for a one-on-one or group RefWorks training session.