McGoogan News

Subscription Changes for 2014

It’s that time of year again! Time to give old resources the boot and usher in some new highly sought after titles. There are many factors that go into our subscription decisions, the first of which are requests from our users. We listen to your feedback and depend on it to keep us informed about what you need, NOW. As rapidly as research and practice in the Health Sciences evolve, our resource offerings need to be flexible to keep the pace. At the same time, we take our responsibility as stewards of institutional holdings very seriously, and try to balance innovation with curation.
Here are the changes that we’ve got coming in January, along with a little background behind the decision making process:
UNMC’s MICROMEDEX license was shared with The Nebraska Medical Center. When TNMC decided to move to Lexicomp, the library followed suit. We believe it is important to train students on the resource that they will likely use in practice. The NEOFAX resource from Truven Health Analytics will remain accessible to UNMC users, but the rest of the MICROMEDEX interface will be gone.

Joining its cousins AccessPharmacy and AccessMedicine, the library (per user requests) has added AccessSurgery to its offerings. AccessSurgery offers textbooks, video, images, test prep, and more for the Surgery student. Each textbook in AccessSurgery is also listed in the library’s catalog and Ebook A-Z list

Dynamed had been licensed by the library for many years. Use was consistent but not extremely high. From November 2012-November 2013 there were 9100 sessions among UNMC users. This put the cost per session of Dynamed at $2.60. The library, after seeking input from stakeholders, decided that the $23000.00 subscription fee could be better used to fill other needs.

Journal addition decisions are made user request, a large amount of interlibrary loan requests, or a high citation count from UNMC authors. Here are the new journals for 2014:

JoVE: Bioengineering, Clinical and Translational, and Infection and Immunology
Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians
Journal of Intraprofessional Care
Journal of Neurotrauma
The Medical Teacher
Tobacco Control

***The library no longer subscribes to JoVE***

Journal cancellation decisions this year were based on citation data. If a journal had a high cost per use and was cited less than 25 times in the last 12 months by UNMC researchers, it was cancelled. These journals will, of course, still be available via Interlibrary Loan.
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
American Journal of Hypertension
Birth-Issues in Perinatal Care
BJU International
Cancer Biology and Therapy
Childhood Obesity
Clinical Transplantation
Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
International Journal of Oncology
Journal of Hospital Medicine
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Medical Education
Pediatric Obesity
Research in Nursing & Health

The library has added these databases to its holdings to fill a niche for searching the social sciences literature. These databases have been accessible to UNMC in the past, but the library has now officially entered into a subscription for them.

So that is the story for 2014. Please let us know about any suggestions you have for cancellations or additions to the library’s holdings. We are always available at or through chat, text, phone, or online forms at
Happy New Year, and thank you to our funding partners! Many of our current holdings are funded by the following groups:
INBRE – Nebraska Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence
The Nebraska Medical Center
UNMC COM Family Medicine
UNMC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
UNMC College of Pharmacy
UNMC COM Radiation Oncology
UNMC COM Surgery – Cardiothoracic Surgery Division
UNMC COM Department of Anesthesiology
UNMC COM Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
UNMC COPH Center for Preparedness Education

AccessSurgery now Available

The library has added AccessSurgery to its suite of McGraw Hill offerings, including AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy.

Turn to Trusted Surgical References
More than 20 leading textbooks, including the most current Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, and Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery and updates. Watch Multimedia to See Medicine in Action
A collection of more than 150 videos and animations including procedures from Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations. Consult an Image Library for Visual Diagnosis
A library of clinical photographs and illustrations available for educational use. Search for Drugs and Patient Handouts
Integrated drug database provides critical information as well as patient handouts.

Test Yourself on Key Concepts and Prepare for the Boards
More than 4,000 Q&A to help you ace the boards.

Utilize Point-of-Care Tools for the Busy Professional
Treatment answers are available for rapid access

Custom Curriculum on AccessSurgery
  • Helps Program Directors create, manage, and save resident assignments and rotations
  • Allows residents to track their education and performance
  • Send us an email to activate this FREE feature!

Grammarly Trial


Do you need a speedy proofreader who will work 24-hours a day, will work for free, and will show you the grammar rules that you’ve violated?

Have you wished you could easily check your documents (or the documents of others) for plagiarism of internet-based materials?

If so, give Grammarly a try during UNMC’s free trial (trial ends November 28th).  Grammarly is an internet-based writing assistance program that also provides plagiarism checks.

To get started:

  • Go to (Be sure to use the web address ending in  /edu)
  • Click the “Sign up”  link at the top of the page.
  • Either click the “Use the sample” link, the “upload” button, or the “paste” button to add text to the editing box.
  • Click the “Start Review” or the “Plagiarism” button

You can track your writing skill level over time by clicking the “Dashboard” link.

After you’ve tried Grammarly, please, e-mail your thoughts about the product to akaste@unmc.eduWe know the product isn’t perfect, but no computer-based writing check is.  If we purchased a Grammarly site license, do you think the product would be used?  Do you think it would be helpful?

New Books Added in August

AIDS : science and society Hung Y. Fan, Ross F. Conner, and Luis P. Villarreal. WC 503 F1991a 2013

Clinical nursing skills & techniques Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy R. Ostendorf. WY 100 C6413 2014
Clinical research manual : practical tools and templates for managing clinical research R. Jennifer Cavalieri, Mark E. Rupp. W 20.5 C376c 2013
Do babies matter? : gender and family in the ivory tower Mary Ann Mason, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Marc Goulden. LC 212 M3981d 2013
Emerging trends in cell and gene therapy Michael K. Danquah … editors. QH 573 E534 2013
Fundamental concepts and skills for nursing Susan C. deWit, Patricia O’Neill. WY 100 D521f 2014
Fundamental immunology editor, William E. Paul. QW 540 F9804 2013
Gerontological nursing. Charlotte Eliopoulos. WY 152 E42g 2014
Growth and development across the lifespan : a health promotion focus Gloria Leifer, Eve Fleck. WS 103 L527g 2013
Happy-people-pills for all Mark Walker QV 21 W1772h 2013
Harrison’s neurology in clinical medicine editor, Stephen L. Hauser ; associate editor, Scott Andrew Josephson. WL 140 H323 2013
Health professional and patient interaction Ruth Purtilo, Amy Haddad, Regina Doherty. W 21.5 P986h 2014
Introduction to critical care nursing [edited by] Mary Lou Sole, Deborah G. Klein, Marthe J. Moseley. WY 154 H335i 2013
Introduction to nursing research : incorporating evidence-based practice edited by Carol Boswell, Sharon Cannon. WY 20.5 I6196 2014
Kanerva’s occupational dermatology Thomas Rustemeyer … [et al.] (eds.). WR 600 K1636 2012
Marketing public health : strategies to promote social change Elissa A. Resnick, Michael Siegel. W 74 S571m 2013
Molecular genetics of bacteria Larry Snyder … [et al.]. QW 51 S675m 2013
Nursing interventions classification (NIC) editors, Gloria M. Bulechek … [et al.]. WY 15 N974 2013
The only EKG book you’ll ever need Malcolm S. Thaler. WG 140 T365o 2012
Orthopaedic basic science : foundations of clinical practice edited by Regis J. O’Keefe, Joshua J. Jacobs, Constance R. Chu, WE 168 Or76245 2013
The PTSD workbook Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS, and Soili Poijula, PhD. WM 172.5 W7211p 2013
Public health leadership : putting principles into practice Louis Rowitz . WA 525 R882p 2013
Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing [edited by] Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson. WY 159 W552e 2013

Lexicomp To Replace MICROMEDEX

Due to high subscription costs and The Nebraska Medical Center’s decision to move to Lexicomp, the library is cancelling its subscription to MICROMEDEX effective January 1 2014.   Lexicomp’s desktop version  will replace MICROMEDEX and is already available on the library home page under Quick Links – Drug Resources.    The library will offer both resources concurrently for the rest of the year to make the transition smooth and seamless.

The library will offer Lexicomp training to anyone interested this fall.   Information on training will be forthcoming!