McGoogan News

Services spotlight: study rooms

McGoogan Library of Medicine has 16 study rooms available to students, faculty and staff of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Reservation for study rooms can be made online. A UNMC or Nebraska Medicine email address is required. Please note that the first time you reserve a room, you must verify your email address through a link sent to that address. The email will come from Evanced Solutions.

Study rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours at a time with 1 renewal (unless the room is reserved by another person or group). You may have two active reservations within a 24-hour period. Date and time of reservation must pass before you can make another reservation.  Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Wi-fi is available in all of the rooms. Markers, erasers and white boards are available in each room. Additional markers and erasers are available at the AskUs Desk.

The study rooms are keyless; you are advised not to leave personal items unattended anywhere in the library. Rooms are not soundproof and are located on a quiet floor.

Services spotlight: order articles and books in McGoogan Docs

The library subscribes to thousands of journals, but sometimes you need an article from a journal that we do not have. What do you do? Try the McGoogan Docs system. You can submit article, book chapter, or book requests in an easy to use form and the interlibrary loan department will obtain it for you. Our sources include other libraries, publishers, or open access journals. We strive to provide the best copy for you, but if you are not satisfied, please let us know. Turnaround time is on average 1.5 business days. Rush is available in cases in which you have a grant deadline, an urgent patient care issue, etc. And the best part? It’s free! There were charges or limits in the past, but no more! All faculty, staff, and students at UNMC receive free service. However, if there is a copyright royalty issue, we may ask that you help with the cost, which is capped at $30.

To learn how to use McGoogan Docs, please view the following tutorial:

Services spotlight: literature alerts

Are you conducting long-term research and would like to know when a new article has been written on your topic? The library’s literature alerts service can help. Alerts are searches which run automatically, usually on a weekly basis. The search results are emailed directly to the requestor and are available in Refworks format. Alerts may be set up for the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Scopus, or Cochrane. For additional information or to request a literature alert, please contact Cindy Schmidt at 559-7077 or by email at cmschmidt@unmc.edu.

Resources for dealing with distress from violence

In order to offer support to the UNMC/NebraskaMedicine community’s wellness and resilience after Sunday morning’s attack in Orlando, McGoogan Library has added a guide listing resources to contact for information and support. The guide links to information useful for you when caring for yourself, your family, and your patients. Additional information can be requested through the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS) at no charge. You can access the guide at: http://unmc.libguides.com/distress.