McGoogan News

Welcome, SURP students

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.

2017 SURP Library Class Schedule

Wednesday, June 7: 

10:30-11:30 am  Library tour and orientation

Location: Meet at the library on the 6th floor near the AskUs Desk

1:00-2:00 pm   Introduction to Citation Managers: RefWorks and EndNote

We will demonstrate RefWorks and EndNote and how to use citation managers. Bring your own device. We can help you install, connect, or troubleshoot items for either program.

Location: MSC 1005

 

2:00-3:00 pm   Finding Experts

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, ClinicalTrials.gov, 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.

Location: MSC 1005

No registration is required

 
Thursday, June 8:  

1:00-2:00 pm    Using Library Search Tools to Write a Problem Statement

In this session, we will start by working with a broad (internet/Google search) and then move to a structured search for literature (or other non-Google) databases, such as Medline, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials.gov. We will look at several databases, the strengths and weakness of those databases as sources for evidence, and how to refine search strategies. We will wrap up with strategies for keeping track of searches and setting up alerts to track the literature.

Location: Wilson Training Room, Library 8th floor

No registration is required

 
Wednesday, June 14:  

3:30-4:30 pm   Getting the Most from Google

Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use available 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.

Location: MCPH 3001

Register here: https://www.unmc.edu/library/services/classes/index.html

 
Thursday, June 15:  

1:00-2:00 pm   Using Library Search Tools to Write a Literature Review 

We will revisit search strategies, discuss sample published literature reviews, ways to avoid plagiarism, how to incorporate citations. This session will help inspire you to write with scientific writing tips and an introduction to writing resources and Grammarly.

Location: Wilson Training Room, Library 8th floor

No registration is required

 

Contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Library home page : https://www.unmc.edu/library
2017 SURP Library Class resources: http://unmc.libguides.com/SURP
askus@unmc.edu
402-559-6221
402-370-5016 (Text 8-5 M-F)
402-559-4006 (Eve/Wknd)
1-866-800-5209 (toll-free)
*Chat is available on the library site

Welcome to campus. The library wishes you a summer of research success!

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