McGoogan News

Search tip: PubMed Clinical Queries

By Alissa Fial

MEDLINE via PubMed has advanced features to help users to get more specific results.  One of these features, Clinical Queries, can be found under PubMed Tools on the PubMed Page.

Clinical Queries helps users look for the filters by specific clinical research areas: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews or Medical Genetics.

For step-by-step instructions, see the following guide.

From the archives: Irving Cutter, M.D.

By John Schleicher

Irving Cutter, M.D., was born in 1875 in New Hampshire, and as a boy he came to Nebraska with his family.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1898. For six years following graduation he worked as a high school teacher and principal. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1910, at age 35. After graduation Cutter practiced medicine in Lincoln for three years, and was also an instructor in physiological chemistry at the University of Cutter_Irving_S_1925Nebraska. In 1913 Cutter became professor of biochemistry at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

Dr. Cutter became Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1915, and served in this capacity until 1925.  He then became Dean of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Cutter remained at Northwestern University for 16 years, retiring in 1941. While at Northwestern University, Dr. Cutter also acted as Medical Director of Passavant Hospital in Chicago.

Beginning in 1934, Cutter was medical editor for the Chicago Tribune, writing a daily column on health called “How to Keep Well.” The various topics of his columns cover a wide range of medical topics, from diabetes to poison ivy, and worry as a cause of heart disease to hardening of the arteries.

Cutter served in World War I as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army from 1918-1919, and held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Officers’ Reserve Corps from 1920-1929. In 1923 Cutter was elected president of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He was president of Phi Rho Sigma from 1927-1934. He died in 1945, at age 69, of prostate cancer.


Resource spotlight: CINAHL

By Alison Bobal

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, indexes the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. The literature included in CINHAL covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It also includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials.

CINAHL provides an easy-to-use interface with basic and advanced search features and searchable cited references. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

UNMC’s subscription to CINAHL includes:

  • Full text for nearly 580 journals, many with no embargo/delay
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1981
  • Indexing for over 3,100 journals
  • More than 3.4 million records
  • Author affiliations
  • Searchable cited references

New service: “The Librarian Is In” at COPH

McGoogan Library is adding Clibrarianisinollege-based in-person librarian office hours to better serve the needs of students, staff and faculty. This service will begin with the College of Public Health on March 28. COPH students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to visit the Public Health Liaison Librarian, Teri Hartman, MLS, in the 2nd floor lobby between 3pm and 5pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, and get immediate assistance with searching and using library resources.

Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Euem Osmera
Digital/Tangible Media Cataloger
Collection Development and Metadata Department

Tell us about your job in the library:

I’m the digital tangible media cataloger in the Collection Development and Metadata Department.  Basically I analyze all media the library collects, applies descriptive information, code and input them in the library catalog.  IMG_0857If everything is done correctly, these items are easily discoverable and accessible. Additionally, I also work at the AskUs desk where I get to talk with students, staff and faculty about their information needs – I like this part quite a bit because it gives me a chance to see how people use our resources and then adjust what I do to make their user experience better.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You’ll most likely see me on the 8th floor of the library, or the 6th floor at the AskUs desk, or around campus at various meetings.  If you see me in one of these places, please say ‘hello’, I’d love to meet with you!

What do you like about working in the library?

I like making available and giving information to people – It’s very exciting and rewarding to see our patrons receive the information they were seeking.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to make delicious meals and desserts for family and friends.  I also volunteer for the Omaha Public Library and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.