Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Natural Medicine is down
Posted On: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 08:15 by Anu Moorthy

Natual Medicine database is down and the vendor is working to resolve the issue. Thank you!

Categories: Resource Outages

EndNote Class
Posted On: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 22:28 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more. Tue. Aug. 24; 5-6p; ONLINE ONLY. These classes are FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

Library Services & Spaces Expanded
Posted On: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 00:15 by Beverly Murphy

We are delighted to announce that we are reopening many of our services and spaces!

  • Expanded hours for spaces: Hours for library study rooms, cubicles, and open apaces are available Monday–Friday, 8a–11p and Saturday-Sunday, 12 noon– 6p.  
  • Open stacks: Book stacks (Level 1) are available for individual browsing with no reservation required. If you prefer to have a book pulled for you and made available for pick up, that will remain an option as well. Simply place a hold in the online catalog for the book you need.
  • Self-checkout: To borrow books, enter your Duke NetID and...

Zotero Class
Posted On: Friday, July 2, 2021 - 00:39 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. Thu. Aug. 19; 11a-12p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Please Note: It is recommended that you...


Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 23:22 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 ...


Tags: off-campus access

Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact
Posted On: Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 14:15 by Beverly Murphy

How do you compare to researchers in your field? In this session, learn to define and find specific author, journal, and publication metrics. The pros and cons of relying on metrics, such as the H-index and Journal Impact Factor, will also be discussed. Tue. Aug. 17; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: for researchers

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:10 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...

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate

Scopus in 30
Posted On: Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 00:53 by Beverly Murphy

copus, 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. Aug. 12; 4-4:30p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: scopus

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 02:53 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: 1:10 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

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 01:53 by Beverly Murphy

Want 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!  Wed. Aug. 11; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: pubmed

How to Write an Abstract
Posted On: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 00:40 by Beverly Murphy

hen 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. Tue. Aug. 10; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: writing

Website "Refresh" Round 2 Completed
Posted On: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 12:05 by Beverly Murphy

Our Website has undergone the final stage of its facelift! Here are some additional enhancements.

    • A magnifying glass icon has been added to the top front of our Website that leads to a Google Search of our site. This makes it easier to search our entire site with a click to one standard location.
    • Top navigation options have been renamed and streamlined for quicker access to resources.
    • Two sections of the site now have redesigned (colorized) and categorized side menus with corresponding drop down menus to help in navigating the Website

Tags: website

What Review is Right for You?
Posted On: Monday, May 24, 2021 - 00:00 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. Our guide includes links to helpful resources, including the newly updated ...


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: systematic reviews

Expanded Hours for Library Spaces Starting June 1
Posted On: Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 13:43 by Megan von Isenburg

Starting June 1, 2021, spaces at the Medical Center Library & Archives will be available for additional hours, including nights and weekends! Work and study apaces will be available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 11 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm.

Seating is located on Level 2R and Level 3 of the Library. Level 1 will remain closed. To ensure you will have a place to work, please reserve a seat before you arrive using our...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: hours, space

Share Your Student Experiences with Us!
Posted On: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 08:09 by Rebecca Williams

Calling all students!

As we approach the end of the academic year, we invite you to share your experiences and perspectives for preservation in the Duke Medical Center Archives. We want to collect documentation of students’ experiences before this history is lost to memory.

We have a short form that asks some reflective questions about your experiences as a health professional student during a worldwide pandemic. It also provides a place for you to upload photographs, videos, or audio recordings that document your year.

These questions are designed to be flexible and are all optional. Your answers will go directly to the Archives and not to school administrators or faculty. You may also...


Tags: archives, duke history, COVID-19