McGoogan News

Upcoming library classes – register now!

Plan on attending one of the upcoming presentations scheduled for The McGoogan Sessions. Please register here: https://www.unmc.edu/library/services/classes/index.html , and indicate if you wish to attend the noon presentations through VidYO.

On April 18, “Publishing Demystified”, will be presented twice at different times and locations on campus. Learn the basics of journal publication processes, from authorship to making your work available. This session will address selecting a journal for your paper, evaluating copyright transfer agreements, and will provide an overview of traditional and alternative metrics.

First presentation will be held at Noon-1pm in the McGoogan Library, Wilson Training Room, WH8011

Second presentation will be held at 3:30pm-4:20pm in the Durham Research Center, DRC1006

In June, The McGoogan Sessions presents “Getting the Most From Google – Advanced Tips & Tools”. Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use using available tags. tools and operators to focus your Google or Google Scholar searches on 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.

First presentation will be held at Noon-1pm in the McGoogan Library, Wilson Training Room, WH8011

Second presentation will be held at 3:30pm-4:30pm in the College of Public Health, MCPH3001

 

Legal reference and copyright classes on March 28

The following two classes are available in-person or live-stream. An archive of the classes will also be made available. Please register below.

 

Legal Reference and Research Resources for Medical Professionals & Educators

Instructor: Sandra B. Placzek, JD, MLIS, Assoc. Director and Professor of Schmid Law Library, UNL

Curious about the how to find that law or regulation that is frequently referenced – either in print publications or online? Ever wonder how laws or regulations are created? Spend the lunch hour with Professor Sandy Placzek, one of the reference librarians from the Schmid Law Library, and learn the basics of finding federal law: cases, statutes and regulations. Professor Placzek will be happy to answer questions on both Federal and Nebraska state law research.

Mar 28, WH8011, 12:00pm-1pm (livestream available)

REGISTER

Copyright for Educators: Questions and Answers on Fair Use in the Classroom

Instructor Richard Leiter, JD, MLIS, Director of the Schmid Law Library and Professor of Law, UNL

Mar 28, MCPH3013, 3:30-4:30pm (livestream available)

REGISTER

Library class: Getting Started with EndNote

Learn how to get started collecting and organizing information using EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. This workshop will help you learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and other online sources, organize items into folders, select output styles, and format references in your document by using EndNote’s Cite While You Write program.

If you have a laptop with EndNote installed, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, this class will consist of demonstrations.

Feb 14, WH8011, Noon-1pm REGISTER

Feb 16-DRC1006, 3:30-4:20pm REGISTER

 

Scopus training, May 5

Join Scopus representatives for a Scopus informational session on Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Wilson Training Room (8th floor of the library).

Learn how Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, can help you:

  • Find the latest research in your field
  • Find other researchers doing work like yours
  • Find the best journal to submit your work
  • See who is citing you

This workshop will cover how to:

  • Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
  • Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications

Library classes announced

Pick up some new library tricks: from our bag to yours! Library classes for January and February of 2014 have just been announced. To register, contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu.

Advanced PubMed Class
February 18, Tuesday, Noon-1:30pm

You use PubMed every day – come to this class and learn new tips and tools to improve your PubMed searches and methods to keep up with your research topics. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover constructing effective searches, getting to full-text, and setting up alerts to keep up with your research interests. The class is open to UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

RefWorks-Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier   
January 14, Tuesday, 10:30am-Noon
February 21, Friday, 10:30am-Noon

Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do this and more. The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, students, and alumni

APA-Citation style
January 23, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
February 19, Wednesday, Noon-1:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about the basics of citing using the American Psychological Association (APA) style? Come to this class. This one-hour, hands-on class will cover rules about the APA style format, in-text citing, and the Reference List. You will also learn where to look in the Manual for your answers!

Setting up Research Alerts   
February 12, Wednesday, Noon-1pm

Conducting research and want to keep up on the latest? Alerts can help you track what is being published, who is citing you and what your colleagues are working on. During this 1 hour session we will discuss how to create search alerts in Google News and Google Scholar, EBSCOHost, and MyNCBI through PubMed.

Google Scholar   
January 21, Tuesday, Noon-1pm

Learn how to use this interdisciplinary tool to locate and manage your research information. Class covers tips on searching and customizing your personal Scholar interface.