University of Nebraska Medical Center

Welcome to SURP students

By Emily Glenn

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is happy to welcome Summer Undergraduate Research Program students to the UNMC campus. During your time at UNMC, you will have access to the library’s online collections, as well as access to the RefWorks citation management system.

Librarians are available to assist you with formulating research questions, using library resources, citing references, and more.  You are invited to join us for the following classes person (one or all five), or you may email us for assistance or to schedule a consultation.

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

Inquiry and Research Classes for SURP, 2019

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.

Students should bring their own devices to class. No registration is required. Please contact Emily Glenn (emily.glenn@unmc.edu) with any questions.

Introduction to Citation Managers: RefWorks (50 minutes)

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, June 4 at 9:00am – 9:50am (Michael Sorrell Center, Room 2006)

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

This session focuses on using library resources to refine potential problem statements in preparation for a literature review.  We will create an answerable question (PICO), identify appropriate resources to answer our question, create a basic search strategy, and introduce assessment of resources. Employing our search strategies, we will, assess 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.

Tuesday, June 4 at 2:00pm – 2:50pm (Maurer Center for Public Health, Rm 2007)

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.

Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00am – 9:50am  (Maurer Center for Public Health, Rm 2007)

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.

Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00am – 11:50am (Maurer Center for Public Health, Rm 2007)

Scholarly Communication 101 (50 minutes)

As a scholar, you need to possess basic knowledge of many issues related to disseminating your work, including copyright, author rights, open access, publishing, digital archiving, and data management, in order to make informed decisions. This session will help you understand the scholarship lifecycle and its underlying issues, empowering you to make the best choices to further the reach of your work.

Thursday, June 6 at 11:00am-11:50am (Maurer Center for Public Health, Rm 2007)


2019 SURP Library Class resources: http://unmc.libguides.com/SURP

Contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine: chat via https://www.unmc.edu/library, email askus@unmc.edu, or call us 402-559-6221.

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