Nature has made research articles in all of its journals free to read without a subscription. Articles, however, cannot be downloaded or printed without a subscription or purchase. Nature also permits subscribers of its journals to create links to accessible full-text for sharing purposes. Additionally, Nature will allow journalists to post links to full-text articles. This change is considered a move toward increased open access. For more information, please read an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education and from Nature.
The library’s subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education has been modified to no longer require a special username and password. This new institutional subscription allows seamless access on-campus and the customary UNMC authentication from off-campus. Links to the Chronicle can be located on the library’s home page through the catalog or online journals database.
The library is pleased to announce that it is now able to subscribe to the complete library of Springer Journal titles. By joining the LYRASIS consortium, a group of libraries working together to find better pricing through group negotiation, McGoogan is now able to enter into this offer. Currently the library subscribes to 15 Springer titles. This journal package contains over 1700 titles. A full title list and description of the package deal can be viewed here.
The journals will be accessible through the library home page by searching in the catalog for a journal title or by searching under the ‘online journals’ tab.
The library’s subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine has been expanded to include all of the clinical enterprise. Joining UNMC in this access are The Nebraska Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Center. This access includes current publication, as well as backfiles dating back to 1812. The New England Journal of Medicine is one of the premier journals in biomedical science and clinical practice.
Hospital employees can access the journal by navigating to the library portal for The Nebraska Medical Center at http://unmc.libguides.com/nebraskamed. Click on the TNMC Online Journals tab in the Quick Search box and search for New England Journal of Medicine.
Results will appear in the Online Journal Finder. Click on the link labeled Publisher to access the journal.
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