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Use Research Nebraska to Find an Expert

By Emily Glenn

Did you know that UNMC maintains collection of researcher profiles and research outputs? Research Nebraska, curated by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, is a one-stop portal to find experts at UNMC. The portal is searchable by researcher name, unit or department, output and publications, projects, and more. Profiles of researchers from UNL, UNO, UNK, and Boys Town National Research Hospital are also included.

Research Nebraska is a front door to find information about research topics at UNMC. The search tools let you start anywhere: with a keyword, a name, or a general subject appearing in any searchable field. From there, you can browse a set of profiles and see how strongly they match your search criteria.

In addition to topic searches, you can use Research Nebraska to locate colleagues and become familiar with their work. Two “at a glance” features make it easy to answer the questions of “What does this person know about?” and “Who does this person know or collaborate with?” The “fingerprint” feature provides a visual guide to subject areas represented in a researcher’s publications. The more solid-colored the fingerprint ring, the more prevalent the subject appears in that person’s works. The researcher network provides a constellation of collaborators. Lines connect coauthors; shaded icons represent frequent co-authorship.

Welcome, SURP Students

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,, 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:

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Consumer Health Tips: Information Resources for Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month and raises awareness of preventable health problems. Take this time to encourage the men and boys in your life to seek regular medical care and early treatment for injury and disease. If you are looking for good health websites to share with your community, we have some resources for you! Check out the links below for information on screenings, healthy eating, mental health, and more.

This website is provided by the National Library of Medicine for patients and their families and friends. Information is easy-to-read and covers 1,000 health topics. Here are links to pages focused on men’s health:

Men’s Health Network 
Men’s Health Network is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to men and boys and their families. The website includes an A to Z list of information on health problems that men and boys experience, links for free healthcare services, an online support group, and fact sheets on men’s health.

Young Men’s Health 
This website is provided by Boston Children’s Hospital for teen boys, young men, and parents. The goal is to empower young men to take control of their own health. The site includes information on general, sexual and emotional health.  There is also information on nutrition and specific diseases common among young men.

National Institute on Mental Health: Men and Mental Health 
This website is provided by the National Institutes of Health and includes information on mental health disorders that are common among men. The site highlights web resources, booklets, apps, and crisis phone numbers.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Men’s Health 
This website is provided by the National Institutes of Health. It includes an overview of health conditions common among men, and a summary of the research on complementary health approaches to treating those conditions.