Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Introducing Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 15:14 by Megan von Isenburg

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives has partnered with Wiley Researcher Academy to offer online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing process. Mid-career researchers...

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Tags: for researchers, publishing

Browzine Access Ending August 31st
Posted On: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:21 by Brandi Tuttle

Access to the handy resource, BrowZine (think "browsing"), will be ending later this summer. Browzine allowed you to stay current with the literature by aggregating and organizing information in one place, enabling you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas. While access to that resource will disappear, we are here to help you make the transition (or start new habits)!

Docphin and Read by QxMD are two apps we suggest.  Both provide easy access to Duke University’s journal subscriptions, make it easy to share, and allow you to create a customized news feed so you don’t waste any time staying current.

Alternatively, we recently...

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REDCap Office Hours
Posted On: Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:12 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. Aug. 21; 10-11a; Rm 212E Level 2R. 

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EndNote Classes
Posted On: Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:00 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more. Mon. Aug. 20; 12-1p and Tue. Aug. 21; 5:30-6:30p; Rm 104 Level 1. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: endnote, citation management

Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help!
Posted On: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 22:53 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Graduate Medical Education
Sarah Cantrell, MLIS
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Employee Spotlight: Amanda Woodward
Posted On: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Amanda’s Bio

    • Working at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives since:  November 2017
    • Education: MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles; BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley
    • Current position: Research & Education Librarian; Liaison to the School of Nursing

Q & A

1.    Describe your current position & what you find most interesting about it.
I provide research support for Duke Medical...

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Call for Proposals: Research Review Papers for SDRME
Posted On: Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:57 by Megan von Isenburg

The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon dissemination of the paper in the public domain and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. They will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award.   For...

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Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Now Available!
Posted On: Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 14:44 by Sarah Cantrell

We now provide access to the Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic) Guide, an infectious disease resource intended for all healthcare personnel. The guide features frequently updated, evidence-based information on infectious diseases, including disease diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects, and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines.

The ABX Guide includes details of drug spectrum activity to target the right anti-infective agent at the right organism. Additionally, the ABX Guide offers annotated references with links out to articles so that clinicians can easily connect to and explore the evidence...

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Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 23:44 by Beverly Murphy

Need to get to journal content or other library resources from off campus? Simply start at our Website! You will be prompted to sign in with your Duke NetID and password once you get to a resource that requires authentication. No VPN or Virtual PIN is needed!

There are only a few of our resources that require the VPN – Micromedex, PIVOT, Duke FormWeb, Altmetric Explorer, and ExitCare Patient Education. The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use Multi-factor authentication (MFA). You will be asked to type a second password to access our resources.

Be sure to use...

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What Review is Right for You?
Posted On: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 00:07 by Sarah Cantrell

Many researchers say they want to conduct a systematic review, only to be dismayed by the amount of time, effort, skill, and teamwork required to pull off that feat. Even with time and a good team, the research question might not be best suited to systematic review methodology.

There are actually many other review methodologies that researchers can choose depending on their research question. We've put together a guide to make the distinctions between review types easier to understand and to help guide you in selecting the best methodology for your research question.

If a systematic review is right for you, we have a new product to assist you but there are a limited number of seats...

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National Guideline Clearinghouse Shutting Down July 2018
Posted On: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30 by Brandi Tuttle

Due to a loss of federal funding for this AHRQ resource, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Website will be permanently unavailable beginning July 16, 2018. As this repository of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines has been a valuable resource for Duke health professionals, we want to make sure you can still access the information you need to provide quality patient care.

Our Guidelines section on the Clinical Tools page links to general practice and specialty guidelines.  Many other databases also provide access to guidelines including PubMed, CINAHL, DynaMed Plus...

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New SmartSearch Interface
Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:06 by Jesse Akman

Beginning this month, the SmartSearch metasearch engine has moved to a new platform. This interface offers a new look, a different feel, and improved functionality.

SmartSearch fully indexes content from top biomedical journals and databases, providing a fast, streamlined search through a single search box. It now has the capability to also search the vast print book collections of the Duke Libraries.

Searches can be limited by peer-reviewed content, full-text online, publication date, resources available in the Duke libraries, content type, and many other facets. Information can be exported to citation management programs like EndNote and permalinks can be copied for future reference. The new SmartSearch interface...

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New Tool Available for Easier Systematic Review Production
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:32 by Sarah Cantrell

Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. It was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane Collaboration authors.

The Medical Center Library & Archives has a limited number of seats for this product. In order to gain access to Covidence, please contact the medical librarians to discuss your project.

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Want to Reserve an Item for a Class? The Library Can Help!
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:17 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives will place items on Course Reserve at the Library Service Desk or electronically via a learning management system (e.g. Sakai, Canvas, Blue Docs) when requested by faculty. In order to initiate a request, please fill out our Reserves Request Form. Materials which are not owned by Duke will be subject to Copyright Governing Fair Use.

Please call the Service Desk (919.660.1100) or contact Elizabeth Berney for assistance with reserve readings.

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AccessMedicine and AccessAnestheisiology Now Available!
Posted On: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 14:45 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives now subscribes to AccessMedicine, a resource which provides access to the latest electronic editions of over 95 core biomedical and health sciences textbooks, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst's The Heart, Williams Obstetrics, and the CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment series.

Additionally, you will find an extensive multimedia library that includes examination and procedural videos and patient safety modules; Diagnosaurus, a differential diagnosis tool; practice guidelines from Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care; diagnostic tests from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests...

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