Library Classes

Predatory Publishers and Open Access

Instructor: Emily J. Glenn, MSLS

This session focuses on selecting a scientific or biomedical journal for publication of research articles. Presenters will demonstrate how to use library resources like Scopus and Journal Citation Reports along with reference checklists to evaluate journals. We will address salient characteristics of potentially predatory journals as well as core tenets of open access, often conflated with predatory publishing. Participants will review real website of potentially predatory publishers and share strategies for selecting journals in their disciplines.

October 13, 2017, MSC 1005, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available)

Systematic Reviews: What's It All About?

Instructors: Roxanne Cox, Cindy Schmidt, Alissa Fial, Emily Glenn

This session will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the systematic review process.  Participants will be able to
  • list characteristics that distinguish narrative, integrative, scoping and systematic reviews.
  • describe the team and process needed to conduct a systematic review. 
  • Understand the role  McGoogan librarians play as part of the team from help formulating the research question, conducting initial exploratory searches, completion of exhaustive searches, updating searches, and writing-up the search methods for publication.
October 25, WH8011, 11:30am - 12:30pm (Livestream available)


Intro to Citation Managers - EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, & Zotero

Instructors: Emily J. Glenn, MSLS and Cindy Schmidt, MD, MLS

Get to know these four popular bibliographic citation management program and decide which is best to use with your individual and collaborative projects. In this session, we will demonstrate the strongest features of these four programs, demonstrate collection and organization of citations and PDFs, and review output and full-text linking.

October 30, DRC1006, 3:30pm - 4:20pm


October 31, WH8011, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available)


Finding Experts

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt, MD, MLS and Emily J. Glenn, MSLS

Discover several ways to identify experts in your field by using tools like Research Nebraska. Identify current research projects in your area via NIH reporter and Use literature databases like SciFinder, EMBASE and Scopus to trace paths of knowledge via cited and citing reference searches.

December 14, MCPH3001, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


December 15, WH8011, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Livestream available)