Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:20 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

REDCap Office Hours
Posted On: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00 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. Apr. 24; 10-11a; Rm 212E Level 2R. 

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Categories: Resource Updates

Google Scholar in 30
Posted On: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:30 by Beverly Murphy

Google Scholar, a subset of Google Web Search, enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including papers, theses, books, and reports. It includes links to Duke’s electronic subscriptions of full text articles. Learn more about this free and convenient database and how to customize your experience and get the most out of your search!  Feel free to bring your laptop and questions!  Thu. Apr. 19; 4:15-4:45p; Rm 104 Level 1. The class is FREE but registration is required.

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Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: google

The Cochrane Library - iPad edition
Posted On: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 13:16 by Megan Van Noord

The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from experts in evidence-informed health care. Monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience. The themed sections in every issue are color-coded throughout so that you can easily find content relevant to you. The Bookmark feature allows you to create your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues. Additionally, the title page for every review includes a link to the full version of the review available...

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Categories: Databases

Tags: Cochrane

Data Stations
Posted On: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:39 by Megan Van Noord

Are you working on a project that requires data analysis, but don't have the necessary software installed? The Duke University Medical Center Library can help! There are two computers (Data Stations) on Level 2R of the library that have been configured with data analysis and visualization software. Those with Duke Health badges have 24 hour access, 7 days a week to the Data Stations, and they are also available to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Examples of software installed on the Data Stations include: SPSS, Stata, SAS, RStudio, NVIVO, Python, and Tableau. The Duke community may also download much of this software through Duke OIT Software Licensing. For training on...

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Categories: Explore Tools

New AAP Guidelines for Depression in Teens
Posted On: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 13:17 by Jesse Akman

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines recommending yearly screenings for depression in teenagers. These guidelines come after studies indicated that approximately 50 percent of adolescents with depression are diagnosed before reaching adulthood, and as much as 66 percent of depressed teenagers don’t get any help or care.

You can read the new guidelines here. To learn more about the decision to issue these guidelines, check out the blogpost from the AAP.

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: pediatrics, mental health, guidelines

Welcome to Sarah Cantrell!
Posted On: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 00:06 by Beverly Murphy

Sarah Cantrell joined the Duke Medical Library & Archives staff on December 1, 2017, bringing a new set of skills to our library — clinical librarianship. In addtion to leading the Research & Education team, she will also serve as a Co-Director of the national Teaching and Leading EBM Workshop beginning in 2019.  Sarah comes to us from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where she developed and led a clinical librarian program and, among other things, rounded with in-patient teams in Internal Medicine and other units. Prior to that, she was an academic health sciences librarian at Georgetown University Medical Center. With these experiences, she will work to expand our liaison role with Graduate Medical Education (GME) to...

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Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman

At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm.  Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.

If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: pubmed, NIH, for researchers, NLM

We are Getting New Carpet!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:05 by Megan von Isenburg

The Library is replacing the carpet in most areas on Level 1 and Level 2R. Work will begin January 24th and take about a month. We are sorry for the mess and any disruption that this causes you!

Here are our tentative plans:

January 24 – February 9: New carpet on Level 2R
This is the hub of the Library and we recognize that the services on this floor are all very important. Our Service Desk will remain the primary point of contact for most of these two weeks. Check in with staff at the Desk for help navigating the Library during the carpet installation.

  • Computers will be temporarily relocated to Rm 212E. We will offer free printing in Rm 212E...
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Categories: Alerts, Events

Tags: building

EndNote X8 on Mac Now Compatible with Word 2016
Posted On: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:30 by Virginia Carden

The production version of EndNote X8 has now been updated to be compatible with the new version of Word (Office 2016). If you have EndNote X8, you can update to version X8.2. If you have EndNote X7, you can revert your version of Word 2016 to v15. Read more...

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No Access to Natural Medicines
Posted On: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 00:00 by Jamie Conklin

Access to Natural Medicines has been suspended temporarily while we negotiate a new contract through the Carolina Consortium. We will post an update when access is restored.

In the meantime, here are a few other available resources that may be useful:
•    Lexicomp (Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information)
•    About Herbs Search (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
•    Herbs at a Glance (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

We apologize for...

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Tags: alternative medicine, Natural Medicines

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:42 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed Plus, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
  • The ability to craft a single search for your patient’s problem/...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus, NNT

New Touchscreen Kiosks Are Here!
Posted On: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:05 by Beverly Murphy

While we are always happy to help you at the Library Service Desk, we recognize that sometimes you need information in a rush, after hours, or maybe on another floor of the Library, far from our desk. Our new kiosks will help you connect with library services at our Entrance Level, Level 1, and Level 3.

What’s on the kiosks?

  • Exhibits – Learn more about our special collections, historical medical instruments, and some of our artwork
  • Book a Room – See what study rooms are free and book a room directly from the kiosk
  • Maps – Our building can be confusing but hopefully our maps...
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Office Hours to Assist with Human Subject Research Proposals
Posted On: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:44 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has broadened its definition of clinical trial and is instituting the use of a new forms packet for collecting information about human subjects research at the time of proposal submission. These changes are substantial and will impact applications (new, resubmission, or revision) and awards with submission dates after January 25, 2018.

In an effort to answer questions related to these changes, several offices at Duke are coming together to offer office hours at the Medical Center Library & Archives (see schedule below). These are open to any faculty and staff with questions about proposal preparation or submission. General questions about these changes or office hours can be directed to ...

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, for researchers, research

Importing Citations into EndNote
Posted On: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:55 by Jamie Conklin

Need to get references into EndNote and not sure how? Try these tips:

  • Import articles from PubMed by using the "Send to" feature. If needed, see instructions for a PC or for a Mac.
  • Import articles from Google Scholar by simply changing your Google Scholar settings. Within your settings, go to Bibliograpy Manager and select the second radio button for "Show links to import citations into" and select EndNote. Then click Save. You'll then see an...
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Categories: Databases

Tags: endnote, citation management

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