McGoogan News

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.

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