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Register now for a library class

The following classes have been announced for Spring 2013.

Instructor-Teri Hartman

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.

  • Feb 5, Tuesday, Noon-1pm
  • Mar 11, Monday, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Apr 25, Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am

Citations and Bibliographies Made Easier – RefWorks
Instructor – Cindy Schmidt

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

  • Feb 13, Wednesday, 10:00am-11:30am
  • Mar 12, Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Apr 19, Friday, 10:00am-11:30am

Instructor – Alissa Fial

Come to McGoogan Library and learn about some of the advanced features found in Scopus. During this 90 minute session, participants will learn about journal analytics, author searching (including h-index), and citation tracking. Time will be set aside for individuals to conduct searches on areas of their own interest.

  • Feb 7, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Feb 18, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Mar 7, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Mar 18, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Apr 11, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Apr 22, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm

Citation style-APA
Instructor – Alissa Fial

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!

  • Feb 21, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Mar 4, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Mar 21, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm
  • Apr 8, Monday, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Apr 25, Thursday, Noon-1:30pm

Need to do a Systematic Review? Registration Open for EMBASE Training

If you need to do a Systematic Review and you’re searching MEDLINE, you’re only seeing part of the picture. Embase holds over 25 million indexed records from more than 7,600 active, authoritative journals, including all of Medline as well as 2,000 biomedical journals not currently covered by MEDLINE. It provides comprehensive coverage of all relevant biomedical literature.  Interested in a hands-on learning experience?  Trainer Jessica Herzog from Embase/Elsevier will demonstrate the ins and outs of searching the database to find drug information, medical device literature, conference proceedings, and literature that is unavailable from other resources.

Location: WH8011 (enter the McGoogan Library at 6th floor Wittson, and take internal elevator to 8th floor. Signs will be posted showing the way.)
Date: Tuesday, July 31
Time: 1:30-3:30  PM

Seating is limited. Register for the session at this link:

Advanced Scopus Training

Learn about the advanced features found in Scopus. During this 60-minute session participants will learn about journal analytics, author searching (including h-index) and citation tracking. Time will be set aside for individuals to conduct searches on areas of their own interest.

This one-hour hands-on class will be held on the following days/times and is held in the Wilson Training Room, 8th Floor of the McGoogan Library, Wittson Hall.

  • Monday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.

Please contact Alissa Fial at 402-559-6836 or if you have any questions about using Scopus to search for your vital research information resources.

RefWorks interface to change

On October 31, the new RefWorks 2.0 interface will become the default interface for all RefWorks users. Until January 1, 2012, you will be able to switch back and forth between the old, “classic” interface and the new, “2.0” interface as often as you wish. However, we would encourage RefWorks users to begin adjusting to the new interface.

To give the new interface a try, just log into your RefWorks account and click the “RefWorks 2.0” link at the top, right-hand side of your screen.

The new interface includes at least one feature that UNMC’s RefWorks users have been requesting for years — the ability to create subfolders!

Most RefWorks users don’t find the process of adjusting to the new interface very difficult, but you are always welcome to contact UNMC’s RefWorks administrator, Cindy Schmidt (9-7077, for assistance. Additionally, an Introduction to RefWorks 2.0 session will be held on Monday, November 7 at 1:00 in MSC 1010. This session is for current RefWorks users only. Pre-registration is required. If you have not yet learned RefWorks and wish to, you can sign up for a regular session on November 17 or December 15.

Scopus training sessions in October

SciVerse Scopus, recently purchased by the Office of the Vice Chancellor For Research and replacing Web of Science, combines a powerful literature search with a suite of publication and research analysis tools. The Scopus Database enables you to quickly obtain the information that you need to improve your research and publication strategies. Trisha Babcock and Jessica Herzog from Elsevier Publishing will present a session on Scopus on Oct. 4 and 5. Register for one of these three sessions. If you don’t know or have a personnel number, you may email to register. (Note: students do not have personnel numbers, so must email to register):

  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 10-12 noon – Bennett Hall 2020
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 from 1-3 p.m. – DRC1 1004
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 from 10-12 noon. – Bennett Hall 2020

The sessions will be demonstration only, but feel free to bring a laptop if you want to follow along. Sponsored by the Researchers User Group, the sessions will also be filmed and archived for future viewing.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields. Some features that will be discussed:

  • Linking to full-text articles
  • Author Identifier to automatically match an author’s published research including the h-index.
  • Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.
  • Affiliation Identifier to automatically identify and match an organization with all its research output.
  • Journal Analyzer provides a quick insight into journal performance.
  • Document Download Manager to easily download and organize multiple full-text articles simultaneously.
  • Data export via bibiliographic managers such as RefWorks, EndNote and BibTeX.

Scopus is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.