Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 13:56 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
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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: covidence, systematic reviews

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 20:39 by Beverly Murphy

If you 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. Or you may use the Duke NetID Login button at the top right of the site to avoid the need for repeated reource prompts. This login will last until you close your browser.

With the exception of the Duke FormWeb and Micromedex, which require the VPN, no VPN or Virtual PIN is needed to access our resources.

The Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including the Duke Medicine VPN, use ...

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Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 20:16 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.

Until further notice, the Research Wednesdays series will be held via WebEx ONLY: 1:10 pm – 2:00p. No registrations is required.  WebEx meeting details will be sent to the DOCR listserve the...

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Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

Website "Refresh" is Here!
Posted On: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 02:34 by Beverly Murphy

Our Website (most primarily the frontal portal) has undergone a facelift! 

Though it has a similar look and feel to the previous version, you will notice some distinct enhancements:

    • New resources added to the "Quicklinks" including DynaMed, CINAHL, and Mobile Apps
    • Redesigned search widget for quick querries in PubMed, UpTodate, E-journals, the Catalog and our Website
    • Addition of a new set of high value menu resources and services offering "Our Expertise" in evidence-based practice, instructional support, systematic reviews, citation management, medical archives, and more.
    • New drop-down menus that...
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Categories: Alerts

Tags: website

NEJM Resident 360
Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 08:30 by Sarah Cantrell

NEJM Resident 360 is a website and discussion platform focused on supporting residents through the complexities of training with a collection of resources targeted to their specific needs. Materials have been mapped to common residency rotations in internal medicine and pediatrics, each including a brief topic overview, links to landmark clinical trials, review articles from NEJM and other sources,  and a selection of test questions from NEJM Knowledge+. Sections called Rotation Prep and Learning Lab provide educational tools, while Resident Lounge and Career offer guidance in personal and professional development.

Note: To access the full suite of resources, you must...

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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools

Tags: nejm resident 360

NIH Preprints for Early Access to COVID-19 Research
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 18:15 by Karen Barton

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). It is very important to note that these preprints will NOT be peer-reviewed. Therefore, when you search PubMed Central or PubMed (which also retrieves PubMed Central articles), you may see preprints in your search results that will display the banner shown to the right below.

The pilot project will run for a minimum of 12 months and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once curation and ingest workflows become scalable, NLM hopes to expand the pilot to include the full spectrum of NIH...

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Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: NIH, COVID-19, for researchers, research

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:41 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, 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/intervention...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus

Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:36 by Sarah Cantrell

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your hand with many Duke-provided mobile apps, let's make sure you know that…

  • The Lexicomp app requires a subscription code (provided via Duke's institutional license). This code changes yearly and this year's expires on August 31st. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.
  • If you are a new incoming intern, resident, or fellow, you may need to let your existing UpToDate subscription lapse prior to setting up your account through the Duke.
  • You can get CME/CE earned from UpToDate and DynaMed. These will fulfill MOC CME requirements of some ABMS Member...
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Tags: mobile apps

Remembering Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney
Posted On: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 23:46 by Rebecca Williams

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney earlier this week. Dr. Kinney was the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kinney had a long career here at Duke.

Dr. Kinney is widely known for his work as both a clinical researcher and advocate in the field of pediatric hematology. He led an NIH-funded 20 year cooperative study that defined the natural history of the sickle cell disease. He was also a champion of sickle cell screening in infants and successfully coordinated in the implementation of newborn screening for the disease in North Carolina. He then went on to help establish...

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Tags: pediatrics, history of medicine, duke history

Library Zoom Backgrounds
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:10 by Rebecca Williams

Do you miss meeting and studying in the Medical Center Library? We sure do! Instead, we are all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days. Changing your background is a great feature to hide a messy house, block that roommate in profile in the background, or just to express your own creativity and personality.

We have created several free virtual background templates for you to download and use. They feature images from the Medical Center Library and surrounding campus areas from the very beginning of the hospital up until now. We hope you enjoy them!

You can click on any of the images below to enlarge and save to your computer or you can download them directly from this Box folder....

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: Zoom, archives

Document Delivery/ILL Services Returns for Article Requests
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services have been reinstated as of Friday, May 22, 2020 to fill routine article requests. Articles that are electronically available may be easier to retrieve whereas those from older or more obscure publications may be more difficult to acquire.

If you are a Duke clinician, faculty, or staff member and have an urgent request for a full-text article(s) related to direct patient care or COVID-19, please alert us in the notes field on the request form.

We may not be able to borrow any books since most libraries have suspended book lending at this time.

Please note: Access to...

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: document delivery;

Learn to Create Visual Abstracts
Posted On: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 16:55 by Sarah Cantrell

Register now for this free Webinar from the AAMC!

About the Webinar:
"In this “too long, didn’t read” world, how can researchers and institutional communicators catch the eye of social media audiences and others and help them understand at a glance the main points of a journal article, conference presentation, report, or guideline? Enter the Visual Abstract – a graphic, sized for Twitter or a single PowerPoint slide, that distills key findings or conclusions into as few words, numbers, and icons as possible.

After a 2017 study showed that sharing Visual Abstracts in tweets nearly triples...

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Categories: Classes

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New PubMed Interface Has Launched
Posted On: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 21:57 by Sarah Cantrell

PubMed has switched to its newly designed search interface (click to connect)

Interested in learning more about the new interface? Sign up to attend one of our webinars!

New interface features include:

  • Ability to cite references quickly in your preferred citation style format (AMA, APA, NLM, or MLA);
  • Option to share references via social media or a permalink;
  • A seamless search experience on your mobile device;
  • Search results sorted by best match by...
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Categories: Databases

Tags: pubmed

Your Story Matters! Documenting COVID-19 at Duke
Posted On: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 15:57 by Rebecca Williams

COVID-19 has changed and disrupted our lives, at Duke and around the world. On campus, most students have returned home, classes are online, and all events are cancelled. Many staff are working from home; others that are deemed essential continue to work on campus. The hospital is preparing for an influx of people infected with COVID-19. Duke researchers are trying to find ways to fight the disease, from identifying treatments to creating better protective equipment.

And we all live with the fear of the physical impact of the virus, both for ourselves and our families.

The Duke University Archives and the Duke University Medical Center Archives have been hard at work to document this unique time in history. We have been capturing all of the news alerts, email updates...

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Categories: Alerts, Events

Tags: COVID-19, archives

Spring Quarantine Reading
Posted On: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 15:54 by Beverly Murphy

Have you been meaning to brush up on your Excel skills? Learn how to use Canvas? Read that NYT bestseller?

This summer is the perfect time and the library is here to help! Your Duke NetID gives you access to LinkedIn Learning – an online platform with hundreds of courses on different software like Tablea, and topics on giving presentations and educational technology. If you're planning to hit the beach, you can still hit the books with Duke's collection of ebooks and audiobooks! You can even read some ebooks on your...

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