The library monitors the use patterns and cost per use of all subscribed journals. We also accept requests for new resources throughout the year and analyze these requests in the Fall to see if we can cancel high cost per use/low use items and replace them with the most highly requested resources.
Below are the changes that have come out of this year’s analysis. All new titles will be available in 2013 through the library catalog, the Online Journals A-Z list, and through the GetIt! And Check here for full text buttons. Cancelled items are only an interlibrary loan away.
- Cancer Biology and Therapy
- Childhood Obesity
- Frontiers in Bioscience
- International Journal of Oncology
- Journal of Agromedicine
- Journal of Hospital Medicine
- JOVE General
- Pediatric Obesity
- Physics in Medicine and Biology
- Bariatric Surgical Patient Care
- International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
- Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
- Journal of Laryngology and Otology
- Teaching and Learning in Medicine
- Thrombosis and Haemostasis
The library’s Quick Links now features a link to Google Scholar. This link includes the library’s proxy server link, which allows the UNMC full-text searcher to accompany Google Scholar results. When off-campus, you must sign in with your UNMC Net ID, just as you would with other library resources.
To access this special Google Scholar link, go to the Quick Links, which are located on the right side of the library’s homepage, and scroll down to the bottom of the list. Google Scholar is listed under Helpful Tools.
Once you are logged into Google Scholar and perform a search, you will notice the UNMC eText link next to most of the results. Clicking that link will search the library’s online journal collection and retrieve a full-text link, if available. If not, an interlibrary loan can be ordered.
The library has just converted its subscription to Annual Reviews to a site license. This means that all 25 Biomedical/Life Sciences Annual Reviews Titles are now available both on and off campus. You can find the titles in the online journal finder, the catalog, and by linking to them through the ‘GetIt!@UNMC’ buttons.
While publishing in open access journals can often be a prestigious honor, there are some open access publishers who operate on a pay-to-publish model, appealing to those who would like to be published quickly and without review. See this brief article in the newsletter of the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association discussing UC Boulder Librarian and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Beall’s research regarding Predatory Open Access Publishers and their practices.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Infectious Diseases have been added back to the online journal collection. They are now available from 1996 to the present from Oxford University Press.