Richard McGowan

Contact Info

  • Title: Research Librarian
  • Phone: 212-263-8497
  • Email: richard.mcgowan@nyulangone.org

Rich McGowan is the NYU Health Sciences Library liaison to the NYU College of Dentistry, with an adjunct faculty appointment to the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. Previously, he was an Information Services Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Library and a Reference Assistant at the Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library. He received his Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. Rich has been a member of the Medical Library Association Dental Section since 2010 and is now Chair-Elect/Program Chair of the Dental Section.

Subject Guides

  • Animal Alternatives Information
    Resources for finding animal alternatives in laboratory research and educational settings.
  • Collaboration Resources
    Collaborative research and productivity tools to help organize, communicate and present ideas and research.
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
    This guide will direct you to resources explaining principles of U.S. copyright law and how it functions in practice in academic institutions.
  • Dentistry Electronic Books Collection
    Dentistry Electronic Books Collection - http://hslguides.med.nyu.edu/dentistryebooks
  • EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Papers
    This guide offers basic help for using various citation management systems in addition to answering frequently asked questions and providing NYU-specific information.
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry and Dental Resources
    Databases, resources, and clinical tools for Dentistry
  • Finding Medical Images
    Collections of fair use and copyright-protected medical images for use in professional and academic presentations.
  • Health & Psychological Instruments
    Resources for finding full-text health and psychological measurement instruments.
  • Introduction to PubMed
    An introduction to and guide for using PubMed - from basic research queries to in depth, personalized information discovery.
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
    Library resources to support research in addiction, brain aging, child psychiatry and child development, community mental health issues, obesity, neuroscience, schizophrenia, and trauma for the department of Psychiatry and The Child Study Center.

Published Works

Presentations

  • Lauer, B., Munson, K., McGowan, R. "Truly paperless: creating an interlibrary loan Web application." Paper delivered at Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. May 30, 2001. McGowan, R. "Implementing and Maintaining PubMed's LinkOut Feature: Issues and Solutions" [poster session]. Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 2003.
  • McGowan, R. "Implementing and Maintaining PubMed's LinkOut Feature: Issues and Solutions" [poster session]. Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 2003.
  • Hitchcock, K., DeGroote, S., McGowan, R., Rawls, D. "To Merge or Not to Merge: A Study on the Value of Maintaining Multiple Physical Service Points in Today's Changing Environment" [poster session]. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. May 24, 2004.
  • DeGroote, S., Hitchcock, K., McGowan, R. "The Circle of Life: The Deconstruction and Subsequent Reconstruction of the Traditional Reference Desk." Paper delivered at Medical Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 16, 2005.
  • Cuddy, C., Brewer, K., Figueroa, M., Molanphy, E., Spore, S., McGowan, R., McCrillis, A., Swain, C. "Disaster Preparedness Informationist: A Team Approach" [poster session]. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. May 18, 2009.
  • Maher, S., Cuddy, C., English, K., Graham, J., Hanson, K., McCrillis, A., McGowan, R., Molanphy, E. "Using a Team Approach to Support Faculty Curriculum Development" [poster session].Medical Library Association TriChapter Conference. Atlantic City, NJ. October 7, 2009.
  • McGowan, R., English, K. "Streamlining Digital Reference Responses: Increasing Efficiency and Consistency for Frequently Asked Questions" [poster session]. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. May 24, 2010.
  • Schenkel, A., McGowan, R., Wolff, M. "Searching Effectively And Efficiently For Accurate Answers To Clinical Questions: A Workshop Utilizing Interprofessional Collaborations To Optimize Training And Teaching". [poster session]. American Dental Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2011.
  • Schenkel, A., McGowan, R. "Searching Effectively And Efficiently For Accurate Answers To Clinical Questions: A Workshop Utilizing Interprofessional Collaborations". Education session presented at American Dental Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 15, 2011.
  • McCrillis, A., Graham, JM., Hanson, KL., Maher, S., McGowan, R., Yacobucci, K., Vieira, D., Morton-Owens, EG. "Librarians' Involvement in a Course Management Tool and an Evolving Instructional Design Role." Paper delivered at Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 16, 2011.
  • Gluzman, R.; Katz, R.; Frey, B.; McGowan, R. "Prevention of Root Caries in Vulnerable Elders: A literature review" Paper delivered at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 30, 2011. 
  • Brar, B.; Chhibber,R.; Srinivasa, V.; Dearing, B.; McGowan, R.; Katz, R. "Use of Ayurvedic Diagnostic Criteria in Ayurvedic Clinical Trials: A Literature Review focused on Research Methods". Paper delivered at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 31, 2011.
  • Surkis, A; McCrillis, A; McGowan, R; Schmidt, B. “A Workflow for Protein Function Discovery” [poster session]. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. San Francisco, CA, March 19, 2013.
  • McCrillis, A; McGowan, R; Nicholson, J; Surkis, A; Vieira, D; Williams, J. “Leveraging Technology and Staffing in Developing a Tiered Liaison Program” [poster session]. Medical Library Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA, May 5, 2013.
  • Maher, S; Anglin, L; McCrillis, A; McGowan, R; Morton Owens, E; Romanosky, N. “Creating a Non-Tenure Track Option: One Library's Experience” [poster session]. Medical Library Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA, May 6, 2013.
  • McGowan, R; Williams, J. “Jumping In: Collaborating on an Evidence-Based Dentistry Research Grant” Paper presentation at Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2014.