McGoogan News

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,, 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 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:

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 :
2017 SURP Library Class resources:
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!

Exams bring pet therapy, yoga, and snacks

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of April 24 and May 1, 2017. All are welcome, so take a break, and come join us!

Pet Therapy — Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization in Omaha, will bring dogs to visit and help you de-stress. Join us outside of the Sorrell Center in the Commons Area on Tuesday, April 25, 11:30am-1:00pm.

Yoga Session – Try a Chaturanga Dandasana at our relaxing yoga session, led by Jane Smith, in partnership with the Center for Healthy Living. Yoga mats will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Join us in the Wilson Training Room, located on the 8th floor of the library, on Friday, April 28, 11am-12pm.

Snack Break – Come grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge, located on the 6th floor of the library. Snacks will be available starting at 1:00pm on Wednesday May 3 (while supplies last).

If you would like some additional relaxation, you are welcome to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the 8th floor of the library, or around the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the 6th floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

Student input wanted for library renovation planning on March 20

On Monday, March 20, at 4:30-5:30pm, the library will host a meeting with an architectural consulting firm to work on a program statement for the library renovation. While the library has some student survey data, we do want students to have the opportunity to tell consultants about study space needs and what should be part of a renovated library. Students at all stages of their academic career are welcome!

Bring you ideas and be part of the plan. RSVP required to Emily Glenn (