December 2016

Winter Break Library Hours

Winter Break Savitt Medical Library Hours:
December 21, 2016 through January 2, 2017

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
We will be closed on December 26 for the Christmas Holiday and again on January 2nd for the New Years Day Holiday.

Electronic resources are always available at:

Creating a Google Scholar Account

As a researcher, you want to take practical steps to make sure your colleagues can find your research and that you can track and measure the impact of your work on the scientific community. An easy and effective way to do this is to set up a Google Scholar profile.
A profile will increase your visibility as an author, allow you to see who is citing your articles, and generate metrics that clearly demonstrate your research impact. By now you have probably been encouraged to create a profile. Happily, it’s an easy process and just takes a few minutes. The key to getting started is to have, or create a Gmail account. Follow these Google Scholar Citation instructions to complete the process.

Two important points to mention:
1. Make your profile public so that your profile can be seen by your peers.
2. Use your ‘’ domain when linking your profile to a verified email address.

Please contact Terry Henner via email at or by phone at (775) 682-7301.


UNR Libraries is sponsoring BrowZine, a new application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the libraries’ scholarly journals – all in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet and phone. You can also access BrowZine on the web, and sync your account across all platforms. A link to BrowZine Web is accessible from the Databases A-Z list on the library website.

  • Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets or reading online.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
  • Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
  • Bookmark articles for reading later.
  • Easily save to Refworks, Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.

BrowZine includes thousands of journals, both from Open Access journals from publishers like BioMed Central and PLoS and supported publishers such as Elsevier and Sage that the University Libraries subscribe to.

Find out how to get started using BrowZine at this guide:


The new PsycTESTS database provides access to published, unpublished, and commercially used psychological tests, measurements, and instruments. It offers links to supporting documentation, articles discussing instruments from conception to use, and, in many cases, full or partial access to the tests. PsycTESTS is provided by the American Psychological Association.

Key Benefits:

  • Helps researchers avoid “reinventing the wheel” by exposing thousands of research instruments and their psychometric properties
  • An ideal starting point for researchers initiating new research projects, with the availability of multiple measures, research instruments, and test types in a variety of subject areas
  • Indexes a wide variety of measurement instruments for use by professionals and academics across multiple disciplines and fields of study


The Savitt Medical Library and the Knowledge Center have entered into a joint license for The Journal of Visualized Experiments-Biology. This is a unique, peer-reviewed scientific video journal. Experiments are filmed and shared in an effort to increase productivity and reproducibility of results and to increase the speed of learning and retention.

JoVE began as a single journal but has increased into a number of specialty areas. Currently, our subscription is limited to JoVE Biology. It is available in the UNR Library’s e-journal list.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL database is now CINAHL Complete

The University Libraries have upgraded our subscription of CINAHL (Cumulated Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) to the best and most current version of the database, CINAHL Complete.

This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

You can earn CEUs with CINAHL Complete! Cinahl Information Systems is accredited with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program and is further accredited by International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Take a few minutes to discover all that CINAHL Complete has to offer: