McGoogan News

NLM Spotlight: AIDSinfo Redesign

AIDSinfo home page

AIDSinfo is your one-stop shop for information from the U.S. federal government on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.  The site features federally approved practice guidelines, health education materials, FDA-approved and investigational drugs, and a clinical trial search tool.

A new web design was launched on April 15th. The major enhancements to the site include:

  • Patient education materials are reorganized: They are now all located in a new “Understanding HIV/AIDS” section of the website.  The resources include fact sheets, infographics, an HIV/AIDS glossary, and webpages highlighting the National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.
  • More prominent display of mobile apps: the AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines, Drug Database, and Glossary apps are now prominently featured in each section of the website.
  • Enhanced search functionality: an updated search feature allows users to quickly find relevant resources.
  • Increased linking between AIDSinfo resources: Resources are now linked to each other across the website. For example, patient fact sheets are now linked directly from the guidelines pages, so health care providers can easily access materials for their patients.

You can visit AIDSinfo at https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/

AIDSinfo is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a collaboration between the following agencies:

  • National Library of Medicine
  • NIH Office of AIDS Research
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Scan Webpages for Relevant Words with Ease Using the Firefox Multi-Highlighter

By Cindy Schmidt

Have you ever scanned a page of PubMed search results or RefWorks records looking for relevant items?  If so, you know how much time it can take to spot the words that indicate relevance or irrelevance.

The Firefox Multiple-Highlighter Add-on can save you time and prevent eye strain.  To use the Multi-Highlighter:

Simply, install the free, Multiple-Highlighter add-on.   This doesn’t require administrative rights so you can even install and use the highlighter on cluster computers.

The “Highlighter” icon will appear in the Firefox header.

Click the downward arrow next to the “Highlighter”  icon. A pop-up with term-entry boxes will appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type in the words you want, highlighted with a specific color, separated by commas.   If you want the matches to be case-sensitive, click on the the “Aa” column box. Finally, click the “Highlighter” icon above the entry boxes or the “Highlighter” icon in the Firefox header. The highlighter will highlight the designated terms on most webpages.  The screenshot below show term highlighting in RefWorks.

Exams bring pet therapy, yoga, and snacks

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of April 24 and May 1, 2017. All are welcome, so take a break, and come join us!

Pet Therapy — Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization in Omaha, will bring dogs to visit and help you de-stress. Join us outside of the Sorrell Center in the Commons Area on Tuesday, April 25, 11:30am-1:00pm.

Yoga Session – Try a Chaturanga Dandasana at our relaxing yoga session, led by Jane Smith, in partnership with the Center for Healthy Living. Yoga mats will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Join us in the Wilson Training Room, located on the 8th floor of the library, on Friday, April 28, 11am-12pm.

Snack Break – Come grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge, located on the 6th floor of the library. Snacks will be available starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday May 3 (while supplies last).

If you would like some additional relaxation, you are welcome to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the 8th floor of the library, or around the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the 6th floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

Unpaywall: a browser extension to help you find free full-text

Have you ever found an interesting article online and were faced with a paywall? Now you can quickly find out if there is a version of the article, freely available. The Unpaywall browser extension, compatible with Chrome and Firefox, makes finding these versions quick and easy. It helps you identify open access articles, whether they are the final version of record or a pre or post print. Either way, you get the content for free. Read more about it in the Unpaywall FAQ.

As always, UNMC faculty, students, and staff can search the library’s online journals to access thousands of journals.

 

Upcoming library classes – register now!

Plan on attending one of the upcoming presentations scheduled for The McGoogan Sessions. Please register here: https://www.unmc.edu/library/services/classes/index.html , and indicate if you wish to attend the noon presentations through VidYO.

On April 18, “Publishing Demystified”, will be presented twice at different times and locations on campus. Learn the basics of journal publication processes, from authorship to making your work available. This session will address selecting a journal for your paper, evaluating copyright transfer agreements, and will provide an overview of traditional and alternative metrics.

First presentation will be held at Noon-1pm in the McGoogan Library, Wilson Training Room, WH8011

Second presentation will be held at 3:30pm-4:20pm in the Durham Research Center, DRC1006

In June, The McGoogan Sessions presents “Getting the Most From Google – Advanced Tips & Tools”. Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use using available tags. tools and operators to focus your Google or Google Scholar searches on your area of interest.  Customize your Google Scholar settings to obtain full-text and facilitate citation export.   Learn about other specialized Google search engines, including Google Images and Google Translate.

First presentation will be held at Noon-1pm in the McGoogan Library, Wilson Training Room, WH8011

Second presentation will be held at 3:30pm-4:30pm in the College of Public Health, MCPH3001