Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Holiday Hours - Christmas and New Year’s
Posted On: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 23:40 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives extends warm wishes to all during this holiday season!

Please consult our holiday schedule for access hours from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1.

Tags: holiday, hours

Donate Gifts to Duke Children's Hospital Snow Blitz
Posted On: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 22:24 by Beverly Murphy

Every year staff at the Duke Children's Hospital host an event called Snow Blitz for patients and their families who are here over the holidays. Community members donate items for children ranging from infancy through the teen years.  Families are invited to visit a "store” to choose gifts for their hospitalized child, free of charge. Santa then delivers those gifts to the child's room on Christmas Eve day. The Children’s Hospital relies entirely on donations for Snow Blitz. Without the help of community members, this day would not be possible!

 You can donate gifts for Snow Blitz at the Medical Center Library and Archives Service Desk until Monday, December 17th. This year we are focusing on Infant and Toddler gifts....


CTSI Office Hours
Posted On: Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:03 by Beverly Murphy

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is making the research process faster and easier for Duke investigators by breaking down the traditional barriers that keep health innovations from reaching our communities: knowledge silos, administrative burden, logistics, and a complex regulatory environment.

CTSI connects Duke investigators to funding, project management, datasets, and other critical resources to move their ideas from the lab to the real world.

One-on-one assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis every Thursday from 2:30-4:00p. No appointment is required.

Next offering: Thu. Dec. 13; 2:30-4p; Rm 212E Level 2R


Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:23 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...


Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

EndNote Class - CANCELLED!
Posted On: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:18 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more.  Tue. Dec. 11; 12-1p; Rm 104 Level 1. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

Students: Submit Your Video to the Memmys
Posted On: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 15:01 by Megan von Isenburg

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!
This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library - 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500.

The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school (allopathic, osteopathic, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, allied health, physician assistants, veterinary, podiatry, etc.).

Past Memmys winners include Duke School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Illinois College of Optometry, University of Chicago...


REDCap Office Hours
Posted On: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 21:05 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. Dec. 11; 10-11a; Rm 212E Level 2R. 


Categories: Resource Updates

EndNote X9: New Tools and Updates
Posted On: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:39 by Jordan Wrigley

X9, the latest upgrade of EndNote, has added some key features including enhanced sharing abilities, a Manuscript Matcher, new electronic media reference types, and a citation report creator. Here is an overview of the major additions to the program.

Library Sharing: Permissions can now be defined for individuals as read-write or read-only access. Custom Groups from synced libraries can be shared with other online users from a desktop EndNote library through EndNote online. Users can also see a list of Groups shared with them through EndNote online on their desktop library. The links in the shared list can be used as shortcuts to the online shared Groups.  You cannot share except through the online version.

Manuscript Matcher...


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: endnote, citation management

Thank a Medical Librarian!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 16:55 by Megan von Isenburg

National Library of Medicine Director Patti Brennan shared her reflections on medical librarians on her recent "NLM Musings from the Mezzanine" blog in honor of National Medical Librarians Month.

She notes that medical librarians:

  • curate diverse and valuable collections
  • make materials available
  • manage access rights
  • support data discovery
  • find things that are hard to find
  • help authors publish
  • preserve materials for the future

Our staff at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are here to help you in all of these areas and more! We...


Tags: librarians, Library staff

Tips for Educators from JGME
Posted On: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 14:23 by Megan von Isenburg

The Journal of Graduate Medical Education recently published an article entitled "Staying Up to Date and Managing Information Overload" with handy tips. We've offered a sample below, or read the whole article here.

  • Work with a medical librarian. This was their number one tip, and we agree that this is an excellent place to start! We can help you set up alerts on the research and teaching topics of greatest interest to you! Reach out to us at 919.660.1100 or by filling out our online form.T
  • Join an education email discussion list, like...

Categories: From the Literature

Tags: journals

Beverly Murphy, Librarian and MLA President, Profiled in Article
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:18 by Megan von Isenburg

Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director for Communications and Web Content Management and Liaison to DUHS Hospital Nursing and the Watts School of Nursing at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, was recently profiled in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. This article is a fantastic tribute to our "Bold, Brave, and Brilliant" co-worker, who is the Medical Library Association's first African-American President. Beverly is well-respected and admired by professional colleagues across the country as well as here at Duke. Congratulations Beverly!

October is Archives Month
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:50 by Beverly Murphy

Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities, and people. Archives serve as the memory of our nation, and by celebrating, we recognize and give legitimacy to the enduring value of American records and America’s archives.

We encourage you to check out our Instagram account where we'll be highlighting treasures from the Medical Center Archives collection all month long. This month the Society of North Carolina Archivists is highlighting the Andrews Geyser, a man-made landmark in McDowell County which marked...


Categories: Events

Tags: archives

Celebrating National Medical Librarians Month
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:38 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives celebrates National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) in October. NMLM was established by the Medical Library Associationin 1997 to raise awareness of the important role of medical librarians. This year's theme highlights health information professionals as the experts for getting reliable, trustworthy health information.  

The NMLM celebration will include the following activities:

    • Open Access Week will be observed the week of October 22-28.
    • October is also Archives...

Categories: Events

Tags: librarians

Open Access Week: October 22-28
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:30 by Sarah Cantrell

International Open Access (OA) Week will be celebrated Oct. 22 – 28, 2018!

This year's theme "Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge" invites us to consider the current transitioning state of the scholarly communication enterprise and, in particular, how institutions, publishers, and funders are grappling with open access policies and practices.

The Open Access Week Advisory Committee poses several questions and challenges: How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded? How does what...


Tags: open access

4 Things about Duke Apps - You Won’t Believe the Last One!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 17:06 by Brandi Tuttle

For those who have recently arrived to Duke, welcome! We can help you get your mobile device set up in the Duke Medicine environment. Check out our Mobile Apps Guide for more information on Duke provided apps (and more).

Did you know…

#1 Our Lexicomp app, Duke’s chosen clinical drug resource, has a new subscription code. You’ll need to update your account to continue using the app. These codes expire yearly. Click here & then click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code. If you haven't gotten started with Lexicomp yet...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: apps