McGoogan News

New sample furniture, feedback sought

New pieces of test furniture have arrived! Help select the furniture that will go in to the eventual renovated library. The furniture samples are located on the 6th floor of the library, on the south side past the writing center. Comment cards are available, so sit, study and let us know what you think!

Resource cancellations announced

Due to budget cuts, the McGoogan Library of Medicine has identified the resources below for cancellation. For the majority of the resources, access will be retained to content published during the subscribing years. New content can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Cancellations will go into effect January 2018.

If you would like to provide feedback on these planned reductions to the library’s collections, please send your comments to Alison Bobal at by October 31, 2017.

  • Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
  • Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
  • Annual Review of Genetics
  • Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
  • Annual Review of Nutrition
  • Annual Review of Psychology
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics
  • Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals
  • Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Educause Review
  • Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Frontiers In Bioscience
  • International Psychogeriatrics
  • JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
  • Journal of Biochemistry
  • Journal of Clinical Ethics
  • Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • Journal of Public Health (Note: This is the Oxford publication, not the American Public Health Association title)
  • Journal of Reproductive Medicine
  • Library Journal
  • Nebraska Medical Directory
  • Nebraska Nurse
  • Neonatal Network
  • Oncology Nursing Forum
  • Sleep
  • USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names
  • SpringerProtocols


Extend the life of your poster with DigitalCommons@UNMC

The rate of publication based on conference abstracts is 52.6% (citation). Lack of time and negative or null results are often cited as reasons for not pursuing publication (citation). Many conference proceedings are included in databases such as Scopus or published in journal supplements, but the actual poster or presentation slide deck are often not available online or are difficult to find.

DigitalCommons@UNMC is a repository hosted by the McGoogan Library that allows you to publish your poster or presentation on a stable and searchable platform. The repository is indexed by Google and Google Scholar, improving findability. Usage statistics, including download counts and geographic and institutional usage, are also available.

To submit your poster or presentation slide deck, email along with the abstract and conference name and date. Repository staff will check permissions and post the files.

Recording of Hassan Tetteh, M.D. presentation now available

Dr. Tetteh meets with the UNMC GRADS group

By Laura Bashus

Hassan Tetteh, M.D., delivered a presentation titled “Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes” on September 27, 2017 at noon in Sorrell Center, Room 2014. Dr. Tetteh’s vibrant and interactive presentation highlighted the important aspect of strategic communication, including uninterrupted listening during communication between patients and providers. When engaged in active listening, responsiveness between patient and provider increases, leading to better health outcomes. Similarly, satisfaction rates for health centers can increase among patient, faculty, staff, and student populations when utilizing active listening tools and other techniques such as those demonstrated during Dr. Tetteh’s presentation. The September 27 presentation can be viewed online here.

Dr. Tetteh also met with members of the UNMC GRADS student group. He shared his own personal experiences on how to successfully handle life’s challenges.

Dr. Tetteh’s novel, Gifts of the Heart, is available for sale at the UNMC Bookstore. The Bookstore’s hours can be found here.

From the archives: 100 years of nursing at UNMC

By John Schleicher

The UNMC College of Nursing (CON), the state’s oldest and largest publicly supported nursing college, is celebrating its 100th anniversary during the 2017-2018 academic year. Since its first class began with 13 women on October 16, 1917 (then known as the School for Nurses), more than 15,000 students have graduated.

Nursing graduates on the front steps of University Hospital, Omaha campus (sometime before 1921)

The first dormitory for nurses was built in 1918, and burned down in a tragic fire in late 1920, with several nursing students injured. A new nurses’ residence was built in 1923, Conkling Hall (located where the Lied Transplant Center is today), named for a local physician whose widow provided the funds for the new building. In 1957, a new school of nursing building opened, and remains on the campus today, now called the Specialty Services Pavilion.

In 1972, the School was given College status, and in 1976, the present College of Nursing building was opened. Divisions of the College of Nursing have been added across the state over the years, at Lincoln (1974), Scottsbluff (1986), Kearney (1991), and Norfolk (2010). In 2010, the Center for Nursing Science opened on the Omaha campus. In 2015 the Health Science Education Complex opened on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus. The building houses the CON Kearney Division, along with College of Allied Health Professions programs.