McGoogan News

McGoogan scavenger hunt

To celebrate National Medical Librarians month, the McGoogan Library invites you to have some fun and join your colleagues on an electronic Scavenger Hunt. There are six questions which will test your skills in finding information through the library’s website. Answer all the questions and be placed in a drawing for one of two $25.00 Amazon gift cards.

The hunt will be open through October 31 at midnight. We have included hints, so get to work, have some fun, and thank you for your participation!

Follow this link:

3D Printing in Healthcare Panel October 6

During UNeMed’s Innovation Week, members of the UNMC Makers Club will facilitate the 3D Printing in Healthcare Panel. Expert panelists will discuss the potential of 3D printing in biomedical applications, what is possible today, and all that might be possible tomorrow.

Plus, during this event, you can register to win a free 3D printer to be given away during the Innovation Awards Ceremony and Reception on Oct. 6. (Must be present to win.)

Join us on Tuesday, October 4 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm in DRC 1002 (auditorium). Free lunch will be provided for the first 80 people. This event is co-sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

October 13 publishing seminars

On October 13, the McGoogan Library will present an inside look at the publishing process from those who know it best — the publishers and editors.

Last year, a single event was held with multiple publishers. Now it’s time for a deep dive on these topics. Multiple sessions will be held, which will delve in to specific issues and provide more content and discussion opportunities.

Experts from Elsevier will be on hand to offer in-depth information on the publishing process, including the review process, how to get your paper noticed, book publishing, and publishing issues and trends.

Office hours will also be held, giving you the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the presenters.

Register for the sessions in which you are interested or watch the live-stream webcast from anywhere. (The archived links will be made available to registrants.) If you can’t attend in-person or online, you can register to receive the archived videos.

Registration is now open.

9am – 10am: Overview of the book publishing process

  • In today’s world, why write a book?
    • Discover the lesser known opportunities that publishing a book can offer to both your scientific community and career. Explore the benefits of writing a book throughout the early, middle and late stages of your scientific career. Learn the steps of the publishing process from submitting a proposal to choosing the right publisher.

 11am – 12:30pm: Introduction to scholarly publishing/how to get published (meal provided for in-person event)

  • The session will provide an overview of the scholarly publishing process, including best practices to get a paper published.  Topics to be addressed in this session will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Overview of the scholarly publishing landscape
    • Examination of the editorial process (Submission to Acceptance/Rejection)
    • Navigating the peer-review process
    • Publishing ethics
    • Promoting one’s research

2pm – 3pm: Trends & issues within scholarly publishing

  • This presentation will provide an overview of the scholarly publishing landscape including an examination of several associated topics and trends affecting the higher education and its associated stakeholders from institutional administration to early career researchers.  Targeted topics to include but not limited to:
    • Open Access Publishing
    • Predatory Publishing
    • Research Data
    • Reproducibility

3:15pm – 4:45pm: Office hours

5pm – 7pm: Introduction to scholarly publishing/how to get published for students and early career professionals (meal provided for in-person event)

  • Knowing the best way to structure your scientific paper, identify the most appropriate journal, and understand the peer review process is critical to getting your work published.  Attend this workshop and learn best practices from Elsevier’s publishing experts.  Topics to be addressed in this session will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Overview of the scholarly publishing landscape
    • How best to structure a manuscript for submission
    • Targeting the “right” journal for submission
    • Overview of the editorial process (Submission to Acceptance/Rejection)
    • Responding to reviewer comments
    • Publishing ethics
    • Promoting one’s research

Speakers are:

  • Megan Ball – Acquisitions Editors (Books), Elsevier
  • Vindra Dass – Publisher, Health Sciences, Elsevier
  • Helene Caprari – Publisher, Health Sciences, Elsevier

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Heather Brown at

Pet therapy event April 26

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The McGoogan Library will be hosting a Pet Therapy event on Tuesday April 26th, 2016. This event will take place outside of the Sorrell Center at the Sorrell Commons Area from 11:30am-1:00pm. Take a break from studying and come see us. Coloring pages, along with coloring pencils, and popcorn will be provided.

The Pet Therapy event will be held in memory of Steve Bridges. Steve worked at the library for nearly 30 years and was well liked by students and staff at UNMC. He was a strong believer about going the extra mile to relieve stress for students when they needed it the most.