Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 00:40 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) and the Medical Center Library & Archives have partnered to bring this lunch series program to the Duke Research Community. "Research Wednesdays" feature topics that impact the research community presented by subject matter experts in each field. They are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1:10–2:00 pm. No registrations is required. Just bring your Duke ID badge and sign in at the door. Unless otherwise posted, all presentations will take place in Duke...

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Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

EndNote Class
Posted On: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:49 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more.  Mon. June 10; 12-1p; Rm 104 Level 1. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

REDCap Office Hours
Posted On: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:30 by Beverly Murphy

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based application designed to support data capture. At Duke, this system is managed and supported by the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Research Management Team (RMT), located in the School of Medicine. RMT provides research and data management support to investigators across Duke.

One-on-one assistance from DOCR programmers is available on a first-come, first-serve basis every Tuesday at 10a. No appointment is required.

Next offering: Tue. May 28; 10-11a; Rm 212C Level 2R. 

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Categories: Resource Updates

Memorial Day Hours
Posted On: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 00:35 by Beverly Murphy

The Library will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. 24-hour card access will be available during this time to Duke Medicine Badge Holders Only. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: holiday

Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:34 by Sarah Cantrell

Starting a new research project without a reporting guideline can feel daunting – a bit like driving without Google Maps. You may have a vague sense of where to go and what you need to do, but the details and street names are a bit hazy. 

Thankfully, numerous "roadmaps" for health research studies exist. The EQUATOR Network has helpfully gathered these reporting guidelines all in one convenient location, and includes reporting guidelines for case reports (CARE), quality improvement studies (SRQR), observational studies (STROBE), randomized controlled trials (CONSORT), and systematic reviews (PRISMA), among others....

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: reporting guidelines, PRISMA, CONSORT

Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton

As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research.  As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.

All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in...

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PMIDs, DOIs, AND PMCIDs Oh my!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle

Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.

A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.

E-Journals page

The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to content online known...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed, citations

Need Help with a Poster?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 23:24 by Leila Ledbetter

Do you have a conference, meeting, or class assignment coming up that involves creating a poster?  

If so, we can help! Check out our Poster Guide which offers best practices on poster creation, poster templates, printing options, and tutorials..

Schedule a consultation to get customized help on your project or drop us a line at medical-librarian@duke.edu!

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Manage Citations with F1000Workspace
Posted On: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 08:14 by Sarah Cantrell

The Library subscribes to F1000Workspace, a bibliographic management and literature discovery tool that allows you to create and organize a library of citations, connect to new literature, and collaborate more efficiently. Unlike many other citation management tools, F1000Workspace works well in the cloud and allows for group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs (similar to Zotero).  

Ready to create an account?

Need...

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Tags: citation management

Read by QXMD - Keep up with the literature painlessly!
Posted On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:32 by Sarah Cantrell

Looking for a way to keep up with your favorite journals? Want easier access to the full text articles on your mobile phone? The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives is excited to announce that you now have easy, seamless, one tap access to full text articles via our institutional edition to the Read by QxMD app!

Set up is quick and painless!

  1. Download Read by QxMD by following this link http://qx.md/read or search in the appropriate app store. A web version is also available at https://readbyqxmd.com

  2. Add Duke as your institution in the Account Settings section under Institutional Access. You may be prompted to enter your NetID and password....
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Tags: mobile apps

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 14:04 by Beverly Murphy

This month we are featuring "Black History Month: A Medical Perspective," our online exhibit containing a chronology of medical achievements of African Americans, a section on folk medicine, and a selective bibliography.

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Tags: black history month

Attention Authors with QI Manuscripts and Case Reports!
Posted On: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 08:16 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives now provides a membership subscription to BMJ Open Quality to support your quality research and healthcare improvement work! These codes allow you to publish your manuscripts without open access fees if your manuscript is accepted after peer review. This adds to our existing membership to BMJ Case Reports

For all Duke faculty, nurses, residents, and students submitting to these two BMJ journals, please use the following codes:
BMJ Case Reports: Fellowship Code is 878215
BMJ Open Quality:  4490735452

You must be currently affiliated with Duke to use these...

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Off-Campus Access to Lexicomp Available Using VPN
Posted On: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 13:27 by Beverly Murphy

Access to Lexicomp from off-campus is available by using the VPN. For information on accessing our resources using the VPN, please see our Access from Off-Campus page.

Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: Lexicomp

New Duke Libraries Catalog is Now Live!
Posted On: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 08:18 by Beverly Murphy

The new online catalog for locating and accessing books, DVDs, music, archival materials, and other items held here at Duke and across the other Triangle Research Libraries member libraries is now live. This launch comes after over two years of hard work by library staff at Duke, NCCU, NCSU, and UNC. This collaboratively developed, open-source library catalog replaces the decade-old Duke Libraries catalog and Search TRLN catalog.

Learn more about the new catalog and tell us what you think!

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Updates to PubMed 2019
Posted On: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:14 by Beverly Murphy

Much of the year-end processing activities for PubMed were completed at end of 2018. These included changing and updating the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Supplementary Concept Records for subjects that were not main headings. Perhaps most interesting in this processing was the addition of "Systematic Review" as a publication type.

In an overview of changes, 421 new descriptors (including MeSH) and 20 new publication types were added. For more on these new concepts, as well as those deleted or restructured, visit "...

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