McGoogan News

Study Break Activities at McGoogan Library

If you need a quick break from your studies, come by the McGoogan Library of Medicine in Wittson Hall for some fun and relaxing activities starting December 10th and running through the 16th.

Postcards Home

Send your family or friends a quick message to let them know you are studying hard or have finished all your exams!  We’ll have free postcards with historic images of UNMC available near the Ask Us desk on the 6th floor for you to fill out.  Just drop them in the bin and we’ll get them sent for you.

Magic Sandbox

Get your hands sandy while building mountains and streams and playing with fish in a colorful virtual reality sandbox. Brought to you by the UNMC Makers Club.

Wellness Display

The northwest corner on the 6th floor has become the library’s new wellness and relaxation area.  Enjoy relaxing images, color at our coloring station, download some stress-reduction files or check out wellness-themed books concerning relaxation techniques, yoga, stress and more.

Thanksgiving closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thursday, November 24 and
Friday, November 25. We will reopen on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Services spotlight: study rooms

McGoogan Library of Medicine has 16 study rooms available to students, faculty and staff of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Reservation for study rooms can be made online. A UNMC or Nebraska Medicine email address is required. Please note that the first time you reserve a room, you must verify your email address through a link sent to that address. The email will come from Evanced Solutions.

Study rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours at a time with 1 renewal (unless the room is reserved by another person or group). You may have two active reservations within a 24-hour period. Date and time of reservation must pass before you can make another reservation.  Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Wi-fi is available in all of the rooms. Markers, erasers and white boards are available in each room. Additional markers and erasers are available at the AskUs Desk.

The study rooms are keyless; you are advised not to leave personal items unattended anywhere in the library. Rooms are not soundproof and are located on a quiet floor.

Search tip: searching instruments in CINAHL

By Alissa Fial

CINAHL has field codes, which assist individuals to focus their search. One of these field codes is Instrumentation.  Instrumentation can be used when looking for a particular measurement tool (e.g. Patient Health Questionnaire) or when you are looking for research instruments or scales by a certain topic (e.g. depression).

As always, access CINAHL through the Library’s website. The database can be found on the Literature Databases page. Once you go to CINAHL, type in your topic, for example, patient health questionnaire (PHQ).  Select Instrumentation from the pull-down menu to the right of the search box.

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The results appear below your search strategies.

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