McGoogan News

Faculty development PubMed class June 9

Being able to effectively and efficiently search for meaningful literature is an important competency in academic health care settings. PubMed is an essential tool for locating relevant medical information on quality care, medical interventions, teaching and research. Teresa Hartman, MLS offers this session for faculty to explore approaches in searching PubMed for the greatest gains in the least time, maximizing success in research and scholarly activities.


  • At the conclusion of this event, the participant should be able to:
  • Format an effective search statement to use in PubMed
  • Save collections and store search strategies to MyNCBI
  • Create a relevant email alert to cover a current research topic
  • Identify and utilize MeSH educational subheadings for effective searches using PubMed
  • Access full-text literature sources through electronic means and through Interlibrary loan services

Register online or call 9-5929

Pre-registration is required. For UNMC faculty, there is no fee to attend this course (CIK 10427).

Complimentary lunch will be served at 11 AM with the course beginning shortly after.

Registration deadline: June 6, 2011

Recorded Webinar: Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solutions

On March 17, 2011 Michael Villaire, MLSM, Institute for Healthcare Advancement presented “Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas and Solutions“. This session looked at some of the problems created by poor health literacy, discussed programs and ideas to help improve it on both the patient and provider side, and reviewed some solutions.

A recording of the presentation can be found at the following link, along with the PowerPoint slides and resources recommended by attendees.


Health literacy webinar full but will be archived

Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas, Solutions

Michael Villaire, MSLM, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement

March 17 at 11 a.m. CT

Poor health literacy is a major issue in the United States. We see examples of how it affects patients, providers, and the healthcare system every day. This session will look at some of the problems created by poor health literacy, discuss programs and ideas to help improve it on both the patient and provider side, and review some solutions. The upcoming IHA Health Literacy Conference will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.

Update: Due to great interest, the number of allowable registrants has been filled. However, a recording of the webinar will be made available within a few days of its broadcast. The link will be posted.

This webinar is brought to you by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region.

Citations & bibliographies made easier: RefWorks training

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 this and more by attending our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Class. Those who attend will create their own RefWorks accounts (for free) through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license. This class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students and UNMC volunteer faculty. The RefWorks Basic Training Class will be held in the 8th floor Wilson Training room and will be offered on:


  • Friday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.



To register for these classes, e-mail Cindy Schmidt at with your preference.

If you cannot attend these classes, please contact Cindy to schedule a one-on-one or group consultation. Tutorials are also available on the RefWorks site.

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.