Update: The maintenance was cancelled. The catalog will remain functional on March 12.
The library’s catalog will be down for maintenance on March 12 from 10 am until noon. During this time, electronic journals and electronic books can be accessed through the Search our Collection widget.
Through the cooperation and funding assistance from the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), the McGoogan Library now has access to more than 3,700 journals from two major publishers: Wiley and Taylor & Francis. Funding for these high-impact, multi-disciplinary journal packages came from student library fees and one-time strategic investment funds from President Bounds.
UNCL is leading the University of Nebraska libraries to increase seamless access to information resources for teaching, learning, and research on all campuses and working to leverage purchasing power for the benefit of the system as a whole.
Our library also benefits from UNCL-funded resources that are of importance to the other campuses. Students and faculty can access the additional new resources funded from the incentive money provided by President Bounds. These include Bloomberg BNA, a database covering business and law news, Access World News, a resource that includes more than 9,000 international news publications and is updated daily, and the archives (1885-1983) of the Omaha World Herald.
There are currently problems with the GetIt@UNMC links appearing in Google Scholar. This issue has been reported. A workaround has been developed that will allow you to access the library’s full-text until the problem is fixed.
First, you must have your settings in Google Scholar set for library full-text. See instructions here.
Once you have conducted a search, look for the “More” link, located under the citation on the right-hand side.
A link titled Resources@McGoogan (or Library Search, if you have multiple libraries in your settings) will appear. Click that link to take you to any available library full-text.
UNMC now has access to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library due to a licensing agreement with UNL and UNO. IEEE Xplore includes full-text journals, conference proceedings and standards in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Biometrics, Imaging, Medical Devices and Nanotechnology.
There are 174 IEEE Journals, Transactions, Letters and Magazines with a complete backfile to 1988 and archival content to Volume 1, Issue 1 for many titles. More than 1,400 IEEE Conference Proceedings and more than 2,800 IEEE Standards are also included in IEEE Xplore.
You can browse the journals, conference proceedings or standards or search across all of the IEEE Xplore content using keywords, author name, publication title or citation information.
By Alison Bobal
The McGoogan Library of Medicine has finalized this year’s cuts to the Library’s collection. We appreciated all of the comments we received in August about the pending cancellations. Unfortunately, we still have a budget shortfall based on the current inflation rate for databases, journals, and ebooks. The Library is unable to keep most things that were on the potential cancellation list.
The Library is working on solutions so we do not experience as high of a reduction next year. We are identifying new revenue sources and partners in acquiring content. For more information go to https://blog.unmc.edu/library/2015/08/11/feedback-sought-on-collection-cancellations/.
Access to cancelled resources will continue until December 31, 2015.
Two resources that include many ebooks will be cancelled: ClinicalKey and Stat!Ref. Of the 1,140 titles that will be cancelled, the Library has about 26% of the same titles (same edition) in print. A small pool of funds will be set aside to purchase print copies for 82 of the highly used and requested titles from ClinicalKey. Unfortunately we will not be able to purchase these titles in ebook format due to cost. For the titles in ClinicalKey, the average cost of the ebook is about 4.5x the print cost, with some titles nearly 8x the print cost. A list of the cancelled ebook titles can be found here.
678 journal titles will be cancelled. Most of these titles come as part of Health Business Elite (506 titles) and ClinicalKey (161 titles). 11 titles come from individual subscriptions. A few highly used and requested journals from ClinicalKey will be converted to individual subscriptions (i.e. American Journal of Medicine, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Heart Rhythm, Pediatric Clinics of North America). You can order articles from most cancelled journals through McGoogan Docs, the Library’s free document delivery service. A list of the cancelled journal titles can be found here.
Other Cancelled Resources
This year we will be assessing our collections and will be following up with students and faculty on their specific needs.