University of Nebraska Medical Center

Welcome, SURP Students

By Emily Glenn

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is happy to welcome Summer Undergraduate Research Program students to the UNMC campus. While on campus, you will have access to the library’s online and print collections, as well as access to the RefWorks citation management system. The library space is open for you to study, relax (check out our Reflection Room and massaging chairs), recharge (we have coffee!), and collaborate on your projects.

Librarians are available to assist you with formulating research questions, using library resources, citing references, and more.  You are invited to join us for one or more classes in-person, or you may contact us with questions or to schedule a meeting.

Welcome to campus. The library wishes you a summer of research success!

Inquiry and Research Classes for SURP, 2018

Summer Undergraduate Research Students are invited to participate sessions focused on developing essential information literacy skills needed to conduct research. Each session will focus on building awareness of research resources, building confidence in using research resources, and improving information literacy. The library looks forward to supporting the achievement of the outcomes of the SURP program by providing instruction and resources similar to what is available to students and researchers in academic medicine research environments. Registration is not required.

Library tour and orientation  (30-45 minutes, no assessment)  *offered to all SURP 

Library tour of study spaces, relaxation spaces, special collections, and website. 

Tuesday 6/5     9:00-9:45am (meet at library AskUs desk)  

Tuesday 6/5      2:15-3:15pm (meet at library AskUs desk)  

Wednesday 6/6    9:00-9:45am (meet at library AskUs desk) 

Introduction to Citation Managers: RefWorks (30 minutes) *offered to all SURP 

We will demonstrate RefWorks and how to use citation managers. We can help you install, connect, or troubleshoot items for RefWorks or your program. Bring your own device. 

Tuesday 6/5    10:00-10:30am (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Tuesday 6/5    3:30-4:00pm (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Wednesday 6/6   10-10:30am (Wilson Training Room, Library)

Using Library Search Tools to Write a Problem Statement (50 minutes) 

This session focuses on using library resources to refine potential problem statements. We will create an answerable question (PICO), identify appropriate resources to answer our question, create a basic search strategy, and introduce assessment of resources. 

Wednesday 6/6  1:00-1:50pm (Wilson Training Room, Library) 

Getting the Most from Google (50 minutes)  

Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use available tools and operators to focus your Google or Google Scholar searches in 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. 

Friday 6/8  9:00-9:50am (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Finding Experts (50 minutes) 

This session will provide a close look at finding influential authors and journals and using “gray” literature resources to discover research trends and news. We will use databases like Research Nebraska, ClinicalTrials.gov, JANE, and NIH RePorter to identify researchers, then trace their work and impact through Scopus via cited and citing reference searches. We will also use Journal Citation Reports to look at the influence of journals by discipline. 

Monday 6/11    1:00-1:50pm (Wilson Training Room, Library) 

Using Library Search Tools to Write a Literature Review (50 minutes) 

We will revisit basic search strategies, hone in on assessment of published research studies, review sample published literature reviews, and incorporate citations. This session will help inspire you to write with scientific writing tips and an introduction to writing resources and Grammarly. 

Thursday 6/14      10:00-10:50am (Wilson Training Room, Library)


2018 SURP Library Class resources: http://unmc.libguides.com/SURP

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