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.
On January 1, 2017, the library will no longer have a subscription to Exam Master. Print review books will continue to be available for checkout and some online review books can be found at First Aid Test Prep. The library will work to add new print and online review books to the collection as the budget allows.
By Roxanne Cox
A new PICO search feature enables a more evidence-based approach to literature searching by clearly separating a clinical question into the 4 elements of a PICO search (Patient, Intervention, Comparison/Control and Outcome). The new PICO search form will automatically combine search terms within each element and between each element using the correct Boolean operators (OR and AND, respectively).
The PICO search form also lets you browse the Emtree thesaurus without leaving the page—see where terms fit within the Emtree hierarchy and read information, such as Dorland’s definitions, without needing to toggle back and forth to ‘Browse Emtree’. Once the Emtree term is added to the search query, you can quickly select the synonyms to add to the search query in a single step, significantly speeding up the process of building comprehensive searches.
Access Embase from the library’s homepage under Literature Databases.
By Alison Bobal
Procedures Consult is an online tool that offers easy access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today’s hospital setting. Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards to help physicians and residents to consistently achieve the best patient outcomes. This tool enhances efficiency and consistency of medical procedures education.
Procedures Consult contains high-quality illustrations and multi-media for each procedure, highlights patient safety guidelines and includes indications, contraindications, anatomy and equipment. It also includes self-directed procedures training and testing – with trackable results.
The Procedures Consult modules available at UNMC are Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.
By Alison Bobal
PsycINFO is the largest database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It is produced by the American Psychological Association and includes more than four million records covering almost 2,500 journals (99% are peer-reviewed), books, book chapters and selected dissertations.
The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. The database is updated weekly and it includes features such as First Posting for journal records, ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. The coverage dates back to 1597 with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s. Publications included in the database come from more than 50 countries.
The McGoogan Library of Medicine’s subscription to PsycINFO is on the EBSCO platform which allows you to search PyscINFO alongside other databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to help expand your search results.