Refworks will be unavailable from 9:00 PM, Saturday, August 20th to 5:00 AM, Sunday, August 21st due to maintenance activities.
The academic year is starting and the library welcomes new students attending orientation this week. To help familiarize yourself with the library, we have created a handout.
The library subscribes to thousands of journals, but sometimes you need an article from a journal that we do not have. What do you do? Try the McGoogan Docs system. You can submit article, book chapter, or book requests in an easy to use form and the interlibrary loan department will obtain it for you. Our sources include other libraries, publishers, or open access journals. We strive to provide the best copy for you, but if you are not satisfied, please let us know. Turnaround time is on average 1.5 business days. Rush is available in cases in which you have a grant deadline, an urgent patient care issue, etc. And the best part? It’s free! There were charges or limits in the past, but no more! All faculty, staff, and students at UNMC receive free service. However, if there is a copyright royalty issue, we may ask that you help with the cost, which is capped at $30.
To learn how to use McGoogan Docs, please view the following tutorial:
Special Collections Librarian
I work in Special Collections, which is part of Collections Services. I organize and take care of the library’s historical collections, including archives, rare books, artifacts and art work. I make these collections available to researchers and also provide reference services.
When would you most likely meet or talk with me?
If you are interested in researching topics related to the history of the health sciences, accessing a book from the rare book rooms, or if you need information on the history of UNMC or any of the various colleges, you would most likely meet or talk with me.
What do you like about working in the library?
I enjoy making the campus community and outside researchers more aware of the wonderful historical collections which we have—especially the rare books. I also enjoy giving presentations on the history of the medical center.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to read history and biography. I really enjoy watching vintage movies on Turner Classic Movies. I am part of a local wine-tasting group and enjoy experiencing new varieties I have never tried. I help one of my siblings provide care for an elderly parent.
RefWorks will not be available between 9:00 PM-10:00 PM CST on Thursday August 4.