The library will be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.
Author: Heather Brown
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
Contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine
Library home page : https://www.unmc.edu/library
*Chat is available on the library site
“The History of the Omaha Medical College”, an interactive digital exhibit, is now on display on the 8th floor of the library.
The Omaha Medical College (OMC) was a proprietary medical school founded in 1881. The first class was made up of 35 students, including two women and an African-American. Originally located on the southwest corner of Mason and Eleventh Streets, the OMC faculty consisted of prominent local physicians. It affiliated with the University of Nebraska in 1902 to become the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
In the exhibit you can browse a timeline of the OMC, learn about some of the founding doctors and graduates, and experience what it was like as a student. In addition, our first digital exhibit “130 Years of Leadership: Images of the Deans of the College of Medicine 1881-2010,” based on the book by Dr. Robert Wigton, will continue to be on display.
The library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28.
By John Schleicher
The medical technology education program at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine was started in 1932. It was organized in cooperation with the clinical laboratory of the University of Nebraska Hospital (now Nebraska Medicine), which had been established in 1923.
Medical technology (now Medical Laboratory Science) was the first program in the area becoming known as the allied health professions to be started at UNMC. Several other programs quickly followed. With the growth of these various programs, a School of Allied Health Professions was formed within the College of Medicine in 1972. In 1973, the physician assistant program was started, and other new programs would follow in the last decades of the 20th century.
In 2007, Bennett Hall (built in 1918) underwent an $8.9 million renovation (46,000 square feet of space), and in August 2008, all ten of the educational programs of School of Allied Health were finally housed together, for first time ever in one location, having previously been located across the UNMC campus in various buildings.
On July 1, 2015, the School of Allied Health Professions ceased being administered by the College of Medicine, and became the College of Allied Health Professions, the sixth college established at UNMC.