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On campus library resource access to change

On April 29, 2016 access to the majority of library electronic resources will require authentication while on-campus. Although this may seem like an inconvenience, it’s a necessary step to ensure compliance with our licenses. Fortunately the username and password you will use to authenticate is the same as your UNMC NetID.

Because of the large number of licensed resources, moving access to this new setup will occur throughout the week beginning April 25, 2016 with the targeted end date of Friday April 29. If you have any questions, please contact Alison Bobal at

Resource spotlight: CINAHL

By Alison Bobal

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, indexes the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. The literature included in CINHAL covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It also includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials.

CINAHL provides an easy-to-use interface with basic and advanced search features and searchable cited references. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

UNMC’s subscription to CINAHL includes:

  • Full text for nearly 580 journals, many with no embargo/delay
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1981
  • Indexing for over 3,100 journals
  • More than 3.4 million records
  • Author affiliations
  • Searchable cited references

Resource Spotlight: Clinical Pharmacology

By Alison Bobal

Clinical Pharmacology provides a single resource to answer medication questions. The content is updated regularly to include newly released drug products and breaking developments. This resource includes:

  • Monographs – Get concise, accurate, clinically-relevant information on all U.S. prescription drugs, plus hard-to-find coverage of herbal, nutritional and OTC products, new and investigational drugs.
  • Reports – Helps you evaluate and choose appropriate medications.
  • Drug Product Information – Provides extensive information on drug product attributes and physical descriptors. Full color product and package images as well as product storage information.
  • Patient Education – The handouts comply with all national standards for Consumer Medication Information (CMI).
  • Drug Identifier – This feature allows you to quickly and accurately identify unknown tablets and capsules. When the appearance of a drug changes, Clinical Pharmacology is able to search the drug’s new and previous appearances.
  • Searching – Allows you to search for and find drug information in multiple ways. Conduct an overall site search or search by indication, adverse reaction, classification, NDC or manufacturer.
  • Resource Center – Offers a collection of handy reference information, such as lab references, including pediatric ranges; pharmaceutical manufacturer/distributor contact information; links to drug class overviews; and links to add-on drug and disease information modules.


On-campus resource access issues

We are currently experiencing some on-campus access issues for a few of our resources. We are working with ITS to get these issues resolved as quickly as possible. The resources that are affected are:

  • ProceduresConsult
  • VisualDX
  • Journals from the publisher Wiley
  • Journals from the publisher BMJ
  • Journals on the JSTOR platform

If you encounter other access problems, please let us know by sending a message to We apologize for this inconvenience.

Off-campus access is not affected by this issue.

Resource spotlight: SpringerProtocols

By Alison Bobal

SpringerProtocols in an online resource that brings together protocols from the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and other high quality sources. This resource provides researchers with tested, trusted, step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. The protocols are written and organized with an emphasis on completeness and clarity. They are written by experts in their field and reviewed by editors in those fields. In addition to written protocols, SpringerProtocols includes some accompanying video protocols.

You can create a free account to save your favorite protocols as well as upload your own protocols for personal use. You can also sign up to receive alerts when new content is available on SpringerProtocols. SpringerProtocols encourages the user community to make comments on the protocols. These comments are moderated by the SpringerProtocols team to ensure that the comments are professional and respectful.