Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Recommended Listening: Color Code
Posted On: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 15:56 by Megan von Isenburg

Many of our staff members are following along with Color Code, a new podcast that is examining racial inequities in American health care. Produced by STAT and hosted by Nicholas St. Fleur, this series started on March 21st and is releasing a new episode every other week. Each episode is about 30 minutes and features compelling stories, interviews, and research.

We invite you to listen in. We will be sharing some additional readings and resources here on our blog to simplify further exploration of each episode's theme. We will go two episodes at a time, recognizing that some of us are bingers, while others may choose to savor each episode at a time.

To get started, you can access links to the podcast through these various providers:...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: Moments to Movement

Life After Duke
Posted On: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 09:27 by Leila Ledbetter

Graduation is an important and exciting time of change for many students. Sadly, one of these changes may involve losing access to many Duke resources such as library subscriptions to journals and databases.

Before You Lose Access

  • Go through your saved citations and PDFs and decide which ones you want to keep. If there are any articles that you would like to get PDFs for, do this before you leave while you still have access to free full text.
  • Evaluate your citation manager needs before you leave. If you are using Endnote, double-check that you have the most current version on a personal device. This access will last you for a couple years, but you...

Categories: Databases

Tags: citation management, reference management, guide, open access, paywall, students

Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 09:25 by Sarah Cantrell

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the Sciwheel citation management tool. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

If you are a Sciwheel user, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step instructions on how to export your citations.

Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: sciwheel

Searching CINAHL Effectively
Posted On: Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 17:41 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to use CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) effectively including using headings, subheadings, keywords, and filters to refine search results. Tue. June 7; 2-3p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: cinahl

Zotero Class
Posted On: Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 21:32 by Beverly Murphy

Zotero helps you insert references into your text as well as create a reference list at the end of your paper in a variety of styles. Working together with Microsoft Word, this open program is free up to 300 MB of storage.

This class will show you the basics of getting started in Zotero including adding references to your Zotero library, creating folders, working with groups, and using it with Word to cite your sources as you write. Tue. May 31; 2-3p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Please Note: It is recommended that you...


Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

Searching with Scopus
Posted On: Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 18:15 by Beverly Murphy

Scopus, a tool for identifying research trends, key scholars in an area of study, and potential collaborators, can help you understand the impact of your own research. Your author page makes it easy to see where and how often your work is being cited. This class will show you how to discover trends in a research area, gain insight into your scholarly output, and get alerts when someone cites your work in a publication.  Thu. May 26; 1-2p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: scopus

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 18:17 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) sponsors "Research Wednesdays," a series featuring important topics impacting the research community presented by subject matter experts.

Until further notice, the Research Wednesdays series will be held via WebEx ONLY: 1:00 pm – 2:00p. No registrations is required.  WebEx meeting details will be sent to the DOCR listserve the Monday prior to the session. To be added to the DOCR listserve, email...


Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

EndNote Class
Posted On: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 18:16 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more. Wed. May 25; 9-10a; ONLINE ONLY. These classes are FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

How to Write an Abstract
Posted On: Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 01:54 by Beverly Murphy

When you search PubMed (or most databases), did you know you’re only searching the titles, abstracts, and keywords/subject headings? That’s why it’s so important that you write an effective, concise, and clear abstract! In this session, learn how to refine your abstract writing skills to help users find your paper. Mon. May 23; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: writing

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 15:55 by Beverly Murphy

ant to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time?  Taught in the new version of PubMed, this class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, subheadings, Boolean operators, filters, MyNCBI, & more!  Fri. May 20, 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

Demystifying Peer Review in 30
Posted On: Monday, April 18, 2022 - 11:15 by Beverly Murphy

Let us help you boost your academic career! Learn the basics of the peer review process, how to complete a peer review, and how to become a peer reviewer. Wed. May 18; 12-12:30p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: peer review

Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Monday, March 21, 2022 - 12:23 by Sarah Cantrell

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!

What is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process.

What does Covidence do?

Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:

                  • Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote
                  • Screening and selecting studies
                  • Resolving conflicts
                  • Extracting study data
                  • Assessing study quality/risk of bias
                  • Exporting data to multiple file types
                  • Creating PRISMA diagrams

How do I access Covidence?


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: covidence, systematic reviews

Spring Classes!
Posted On: Friday, March 18, 2022 - 14:57 by Brandi Tuttle

Ready to learn some new skills or approaches to your research? Check out our class schedule! We offer a variety of online classes related to database searching, systematic reviews, writing abstracts, peer review, publishing, citation management, research impact, and more. To find class details, dates, and registration information Click here

Let us help you work smarter, not harder!

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

*Image credit: Online Learning by sripfoto from NounProject.com


Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: publishing, pubmed, scopus, cinahl, endnote, zotero, abstracts, searching

ZScaler and Use of Library Resources
Posted On: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 02:44 by Anu Moorthy

ZScaler, an Internet and Web gateway security tool, is being implemented across Duke Health. Users are reporting barriers to accessing Library resources when ZScaler is running on their Duke computers. For example, it may appear that Duke does not have access to a resource when we actually do.

DHTS has devised a strategy to allow access to Library resources while on campus. However, if you are having issues getting access, please submit a ticket with the subject “Zscaler” to DHTS at https://duke.service-now.com/sp.

Please continue to report access problems to us via mclibrary-collections@duke....


Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: ZScaler

Women in Duke Health Exhibit Revisited in March
Posted On: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 02:16 by Beverly Murphy

In celebration of Women's History Month in March, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives revisits our online exhibit of Women in Duke Health. 

Highlighting women in multiple fields at Duke, many of which were pioneers or firsts in their disciplines, this exhibit looks at their stories and the context in which those stories took place. The primary method of inquiry for context in this exhibit was via oral histories, a unique format that allows for both.

This historical perspective is presented through individual profiles and interviews,...


Categories: Exhibits