McGoogan News

Resource spotlight: PsycINFO

By Alison Bobal

PsycINFO is the largest database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It is produced by the American Psychological Association and includes more than four million records covering almost 2,500 journals (99% are peer-reviewed), books, book chapters and selected dissertations.

The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. The database is updated weekly and it includes features such as First Posting for journal records, ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. The coverage dates back to 1597 with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s. Publications included in the database come from more than 50 countries.

The McGoogan Library of Medicine’s subscription to PsycINFO is on the EBSCO platform which allows you to search PyscINFO alongside other databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to help expand your search results.

Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Evelyn Reinthaler
Library Technician II
Education & Research Services

Tell us about your job in the library.

What I do for the McGoogan Library is both circulation and reference assistance.  I also work on special projects that are assigned to me.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You would most likely see me at the desk in the evenings and weekends.

What do you like about working in the library?

The thing I like most about working in the library is being able to work with an intelligent, talented staff and also to be able to help the students who bring a lot of joy to my job.

What do you like to do outside of work?

What I like to do outside of the library is read.  I am a collector of first editions and autographed books, I also collect FBI Most wanted posters.  I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Pet therapy event April 26

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The McGoogan Library will be hosting a Pet Therapy event on Tuesday April 26th, 2016. This event will take place outside of the Sorrell Center at the Sorrell Commons Area from 11:30am-1:00pm. Take a break from studying and come see us. Coloring pages, along with coloring pencils, and popcorn will be provided.

The Pet Therapy event will be held in memory of Steve Bridges. Steve worked at the library for nearly 30 years and was well liked by students and staff at UNMC. He was a strong believer about going the extra mile to relieve stress for students when they needed it the most.

On campus library resource access to change

On April 29, 2016 access to the majority of library electronic resources will require authentication while on-campus. Although this may seem like an inconvenience, it’s a necessary step to ensure compliance with our licenses. Fortunately the username and password you will use to authenticate is the same as your UNMC NetID.

Because of the large number of licensed resources, moving access to this new setup will occur throughout the week beginning April 25, 2016 with the targeted end date of Friday April 29. If you have any questions, please contact Alison Bobal at