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 email@example.com.
The library based Writing Center, provided by UNO, will be closed this summer. The program was a pilot and will undergo assessment.
The UNO Writing Center will be open this summer at their Arts & Sciences Hall location starting May 16. Hours are Monday/Wednesday 10 am-3pm and Tuesday/Thursday 2 pm-7 pm. For information about the center, visit their website.
McGoogan Library is adding College-based in-person librarian office hours to better serve the needs of students, staff and faculty. This service will begin with the College of Public Health on March 28. COPH students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to visit the Public Health Liaison Librarian, Teri Hartman, MLS, in the 2nd floor lobby between 3pm and 5pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, and get immediate assistance with searching and using library resources.
The library is pleased to announce, on behalf of Academic Services, The Writing Center @ UNMC, a UNMC/UNO partnership. Hours are 3 pm – 8 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays in McGoogan Library 6th Floor South. An opening reception will be held January 13 from 2 – 3 pm. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/WritingCenter-UNMC.
By Dawn Wilson
It’s summer in the library. You might expect it to be quiet, a place filled with books and anatomical models but devoid of people. After all, large portions of the student population are traveling, visiting family, playing video games, and catching up on sleep before their next semester. Summer and libraries? What could be more opposite?
Well, everything, of course! The library staff is still here, all summer long, helping, searching, and training. When summer comes and students go, the researchers and faculty come out of the woodwork. Summer is The Season to work on publications, especially for faculty, who’ve been busy teaching the rest of the year.
Guess what: the librarians can even help you maximize the time you get to spend at the beach relaxing. The librarians at McGoogan can do a literature search for you, tailored to your needs. Need more articles to support your research? Missing a key citation? Attempting a complicated literature search, but keep coming up dry? Just Ask Us!
Summer is also a great time to brush up on skills you know you’ll soon need. Haven’t used RefWorks in a year or two, but your dissertation is coming due? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian now, and get the kinks worked out of RefWorks before you need your final draft. Let us help you lessen the stress of your upcoming deadlines.
So what’s the best way to maximize your summer with the library? Bring your lemonade, wear your straw hat and flip-flops, and spend some quality time face-to-face with a librarian.