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Student Author Open Access Drawing

Attention student authors! The McGoogan Library of Medicine is pleased to announce publication support for student research. The winner of our Student Author Open Access Drawing will receive funds to cover author publication charges (up to $3000) for one open access journal article. These funds will be made available for one UNMC student to support dissemination of their research in an Open Access journal or a hybrid journal.   

Eligibility  

  • The drawing is open to UNMC students who are enrolled in any UNMC program during all or part of the time from October 22 to December 3, 2018.  
  • Students who have faculty appointments are not eligible. 
  • Journals may be fully open access for hybrid/partial open access.  
  • Papers must be 1) Ready for submission to this journal today, or 2) In the peer review process with this journal, or 3) Accepted to this journal and able to be processed as an open access article.  
  • The student author(s) must be able to claim sole authorship. Jointly-authored student papers are acceptable. In the case of a jointly-authored paper, all students must meet eligibility requirements and one prize will be awarded.  
  • It is expected that student authors will collaborate with others, including faculty members. Such assistance must not be sufficiently extensive for the faculty member to merit authorship on the paper.   
  • Submissions must include an abstract which follows ICJME recommendations.  
  • Submissions may not have been previously published or submitted for publication.  
  • Submissions will be judged based upon completeness of the entry and reason for pursuing open access.  

How to Apply  

Submit your entry between October 22 and December 3 at http://unmc.libwizard.com/OAweek. 

The 2018 winner will be contacted and their name will be announced on the library blog by approximately December 7, 2018.  

One submission is allowed per paper.   

All submissions will be used solely for the purpose of selecting a winner of the drawing.  

Questions? Contact Emily Glenn (emily.glenn@unmc.edu) or Heather Brown (hlbrown@unmc.edu ).  

For more information:  

Conditions of Funding  

Funds may be used for open access publishing and processing fees, including open access page charges. Funds are not available for reprints, color illustration fees, non-OA page charges, permissions fees, web hosting for self-archiving, or other expenses not directly related to open access fees.   

  • Authors may not submit open access articles accepted by publishers who institute embargo periods.  
  • The funding limit is $3,000.  

Author Responsibilities  

  • Once the funding request is approved, the author should notify the library when the article is published or if the author withdraws it from consideration in that journal.  
  • Authors will be required to submit a scanned copy of the publication agreement.  
  • Authors must provide a copy of the publisher’s original invoice. Payment will issued to the publisher through the library’s business office.  
  • Authors must also provide a full bibliographic citation plus a copy of the funded article for deposit in UNMC’s Digital Commons

 

Welcome, SURP Students

By Emily Glenn

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is happy to welcome Summer Undergraduate Research Program students to the UNMC campus. While on campus, you will have access to the library’s online and print collections, as well as access to the RefWorks citation management system. The library space is open for you to study, relax (check out our Reflection Room and massaging chairs), recharge (we have coffee!), and collaborate on your projects.

Librarians are available to assist you with formulating research questions, using library resources, citing references, and more.  You are invited to join us for one or more classes in-person, or you may contact us with questions or to schedule a meeting.

Welcome to campus. The library wishes you a summer of research success!

Inquiry and Research Classes for SURP, 2018

Summer Undergraduate Research Students are invited to participate sessions focused on developing essential information literacy skills needed to conduct research. Each session will focus on building awareness of research resources, building confidence in using research resources, and improving information literacy. The library looks forward to supporting the achievement of the outcomes of the SURP program by providing instruction and resources similar to what is available to students and researchers in academic medicine research environments. Registration is not required.

Library tour and orientation  (30-45 minutes, no assessment)  *offered to all SURP 

Library tour of study spaces, relaxation spaces, special collections, and website. 

Tuesday 6/5     9:00-9:45am (meet at library AskUs desk)  

Tuesday 6/5      2:15-3:15pm (meet at library AskUs desk)  

Wednesday 6/6    9:00-9:45am (meet at library AskUs desk) 

Introduction to Citation Managers: RefWorks (30 minutes) *offered to all SURP 

We will demonstrate RefWorks and how to use citation managers. We can help you install, connect, or troubleshoot items for RefWorks or your program. Bring your own device. 

Tuesday 6/5    10:00-10:30am (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Tuesday 6/5    3:30-4:00pm (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Wednesday 6/6   10-10:30am (Wilson Training Room, Library)

Using Library Search Tools to Write a Problem Statement (50 minutes) 

This session focuses on using library resources to refine potential problem statements. We will create an answerable question (PICO), identify appropriate resources to answer our question, create a basic search strategy, and introduce assessment of resources. 

Wednesday 6/6  1:00-1:50pm (Wilson Training Room, Library) 

Getting the Most from Google (50 minutes)  

Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use available tools and operators to focus your Google or Google Scholar searches in your area of interest.  Customize your Google Scholar settings to obtain full-text and facilitate citation export.   Learn about other specialized Google search engines, including Google Images and Google Translate. 

Friday 6/8  9:00-9:50am (Wilson Training Room, Library)  

Finding Experts (50 minutes) 

This session will provide a close look at finding influential authors and journals and using “gray” literature resources to discover research trends and news. We will use databases like Research Nebraska, ClinicalTrials.gov, JANE, and NIH RePorter to identify researchers, then trace their work and impact through Scopus via cited and citing reference searches. We will also use Journal Citation Reports to look at the influence of journals by discipline. 

Monday 6/11    1:00-1:50pm (Wilson Training Room, Library) 

Using Library Search Tools to Write a Literature Review (50 minutes) 

We will revisit basic search strategies, hone in on assessment of published research studies, review sample published literature reviews, and incorporate citations. This session will help inspire you to write with scientific writing tips and an introduction to writing resources and Grammarly. 

Thursday 6/14      10:00-10:50am (Wilson Training Room, Library)

 

2018 SURP Library Class resources: http://unmc.libguides.com/SURP

Contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Library home page : https://www.unmc.edu/library

askus@unmc.edu
402-559-6221
*Chat is available on the library site

Pet therapy, snack break, and extended hours planned

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library of Medicine will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of April 23 and 30. All are welcome.

Events include:

Pet therapy: Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress, on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall on Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Healthy snack break: Grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge located on the sixth floor of the library. Snacks will be available (while supplies last) starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

Relax with animals: Enjoy calming views of puppies and kittens livestreaming on a monitor in the library’s sixth floor lobby area.

Wellness Corner and the Reflection Room: For additional relaxation, don’t forget to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the eighth floor, or the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the sixth floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

Extended hours: The library will be open extended hours – 7:30 a.m. to midnight — each day from April 30-May 3.

Welcome, SURP students

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is happy to welcome Summer Undergraduate Research Program students to the UNMC campus. While on campus, you will have access to the library’s online and print collections, as well as access to the RefWorks citation management system. The library space is open for you to study, relax (check out our Reflection Room and massaging chairs), recharge (we have coffee!), and collaborate on your projects.

Librarians are available to assist you with formulating research questions, using library resources, citing references, and more.  You are invited to join us for one or more classes in-person, or you may contact us with questions or to schedule a meeting.

2017 SURP Library Class Schedule

Wednesday, June 7: 

10:30-11:30 am  Library tour and orientation

Location: Meet at the library on the 6th floor near the AskUs Desk

1:00-2:00 pm   Introduction to Citation Managers: RefWorks and EndNote

We will demonstrate RefWorks and EndNote and how to use citation managers. Bring your own device. We can help you install, connect, or troubleshoot items for either program.

Location: MSC 1005

 

2:00-3:00 pm   Finding Experts

This session will provide a close look at finding influential authors and journals and using gray literature resources to discover research trends and news. We will use databases like Research Nebraska, ClinicalTrials.gov, JANE, and NIH RePorter to identify researchers, then trace their work and impact through Scopus via cited and citing reference searches. We will also use Journal Citation Reports to look at the influence of journals by discipline.

Location: MSC 1005

No registration is required

 
Thursday, June 8:  

1:00-2:00 pm    Using Library Search Tools to Write a Problem Statement

In this session, we will start by working with a broad (internet/Google search) and then move to a structured search for literature (or other non-Google) databases, such as Medline, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials.gov. We will look at several databases, the strengths and weakness of those databases as sources for evidence, and how to refine search strategies. We will wrap up with strategies for keeping track of searches and setting up alerts to track the literature.

Location: Wilson Training Room, Library 8th floor

No registration is required

 
Wednesday, June 14:  

3:30-4:30 pm   Getting the Most from Google

Take your Google searches to the next level.  Learn to use available tools and operators to focus your Google or Google Scholar searches on your area of interest.  Customize your Google Scholar settings to obtain full-text and facilitate citation export.   Learn about other specialized Google search engines, including Google Images and Google Translate.

Location: MCPH 3001

Register here: https://www.unmc.edu/library/services/classes/index.html

 
Thursday, June 15:  

1:00-2:00 pm   Using Library Search Tools to Write a Literature Review 

We will revisit search strategies, discuss sample published literature reviews, ways to avoid plagiarism, how to incorporate citations. This session will help inspire you to write with scientific writing tips and an introduction to writing resources and Grammarly.

Location: Wilson Training Room, Library 8th floor

No registration is required

 

Contact the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Library home page : https://www.unmc.edu/library
2017 SURP Library Class resources: http://unmc.libguides.com/SURP
askus@unmc.edu
402-559-6221
402-370-5016 (Text 8-5 M-F)
402-559-4006 (Eve/Wknd)
1-866-800-5209 (toll-free)
*Chat is available on the library site

Welcome to campus. The library wishes you a summer of research success!