McGoogan News

PubMed and TOXNET training March 28 and 29

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine is offering two FREE hands-on classes at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE

Both of the training sessions are intended for health professionals and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. Classes will be taught by NTCC staff.

To REGISTER for either of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link:

Monday, March 28, 2011
8:30am to 5:00pm
-will be held in MSC 1012

Anyone who has used PubMed regularly has noticed some of the many recent changes, and more extensive changes are anticipated in the upcoming months. This PubMed® class is of particular interest to those who want a review of recent changes to the system, researchers, medical editors, and anyone who searches for biomedical journal article citations.

This full-day class is designed to teach how to use PubMed®. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers.

TOXNET® and Beyond
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
9:00am to 4:00pm
-will be held in the McGoogan Library training room, 8th floor Wittson Hall.

This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching NLM’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Participants will learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature.
Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus.

Searching Web of Science session Dec 9

Brian Erb from McGoogan Library will give a demonstration on Dec. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Durham Research Center, Room 1004 showing how to explore the world’s leading citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of more than 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool. One of its useful features that PubMed won’t allow is citation searching, that is you can find who cited whom so long as the cited and citing work are in Web of Science. Register online with your university personnel ID, call 559-7284 or e-mail

RefWorks Training set for the Fall

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 all of this and more by attending one of our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Classes. Those who attend will create their own RefWorks accounts through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license. The RefWorks Basic Training Class will be offered on:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 — 1 t0 2:30 p.m. (Instructor Brian Erb)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Instructor Cindy Schmidt)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Instructor Brian Erb)
  • Friday, Dec. 10 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Instructor Cindy Schmidt)

The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt to pre-register for a class or if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

MyNCBI to replace eRA Commons for bib management

In order to maintain compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, NIH program directors (PDs) and principal investigators (PIs) registered in eRA Commons must soon manage their professional bibliographies using the My Bibliography feature in My NCBI. As of July 23, 2010, PD/PIs will be unable to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My Bibliography.

For detailed information, see:

To schedule one-on-one or group instruction on the use of MyNCBI, please contact Brian Erb at or 559-8079.


Earn CME through MDConsult

MDConsult recently announced that CME credit can be earned through Point of Care and Cyberounds. You must first create a personal account within MDConsult and be signed in to that account during the entire process in order to receive CME credit.

Point of Care CME can be earned when you access information in MDConsult. After you read the information, click the Request CME link to fill out a brief questionnaire to obtain 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

Cyberounds CME contains nearly 200 Grand Round activities within 15 specialties. Administered by the Cyberounds® Committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, you can earn up to 5.0 hours of Category 1 credit at no charge. (As of this posting, there have been connectivity problems with Cyberounds).

With your MDConsult personal account, you can also access MDConsult Mobile on your smartphone; however, CME credit cannot be earned from within the mobile interface.

For more information, please see the MDConsult CME website or view this brief tutorial.

MDConsult is available to UNMC faculty, staff, and students.