McGoogan News

Swine Flu information resources (Updated 5/6)

Update: Check out the UNMC flu page which includes the new library guide


The government has many informative Swine Flu resources on the web:


  • Get the latest updates through the CDC Twitter ( and RSS feeds (

MedlinePlus (good for patients and family)


Environmental Health and Toxicology Links on Swine Flu
The National Library of Medicine Division of Specialized Information Services has released an Enviro-Health Links page on Swine Flu. This page contains links to resources about the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak, including transmission, prevention, treatment, and the genetic makeup of the influenza virus.

Additional sources of information:

World Health Organization

HealthMap is a global disease alert map
It also has a Twitter account which includes swine flu alerts and useful links to news and resources:

Article of interest-"Submitting manuscripts to biomedical journals:Common errors and helpful solutions"

Johnson C, Green B. Submitting manuscripts to biomedical journals: Common errors and helpful solutions. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2009 Jan;32(1):1-12.
“This article reviews common, but avoidable, errors that authors may make when submitting to a health care–focused, biomedical journal (eg, chiropractic, medicine, nursing, and physical therapy). As editors, we offer suggestions for improving the quality of manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, provide suggestions for how to avoid making errors, and recommend effective writing and submission strategies. Read the full abstract [here].” Article is currently free online.

[as seen on Anne T-V’s Blog.]

Web of Science upgrade on Sunday, October 19

Beginning at 7am local time, Web of Science may have disruptions due to upgrading activities. Here is the note from Thomson Reuters, parent company of Web of Science:

“Maintenance Alert

Thomson Reuters will be upgrading ISI Web of Knowledge on Sunday, October 19, 2008, beginning at 8 AM EDT. There will be disruptions to ISI Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause.”

McGoogan Library of Medicine welcomes UNMC Alumni Weekend visitors

We welcome all UNMC Alumni Weekend “One class-World class” visitors as they visit the library and the campus. Come and see first-hand how the current students, faculty and staff have their biomedical information needs met through expert librarian assistance, world-wide library networks, and technology. Visit the Rare Book Rooms, and check out the honor years’ medical graduates’ theses.