Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Introduction to Zotero: Managing Your References Efficiently
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2024 - 22:32 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 Word and Google Docs, 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 collections, and mastering tools to cite sources in your research papers. It will also explore advanced features such as collaboration, synchronization, and integration with word processors. Thu. Aug. 15; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

Introduction to Vivli, a Clinical Data Repository
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:01 by Beverly Murphy

If you work with clinical trial data and you're looking for a controlled access repository for your data, check out Vivli.  This clinical data repository is supported by both Duke and NIH. Thu. Aug 15; 11a-12p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: vivli, data management, data repository

Systematic Reviews: Practical Steps for Getting Started
Posted On: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 11:30 by Beverly Murphy

If you're interested in conducting a systematic review, this class will provide an overview of the components, tools, and resources that you'll need to get started. Learn how our librarians can assist in enrolling your "participants" — the literature! — into your study, as well as tools to make your screening and data abstraction easier.  Thu. Aug. 8; 3-4p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: systematic reviews

Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact
Posted On: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 17:17 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. 6, 5-6p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: for researchers

OMMBID Trial Begins
Posted On: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 08:42 by Li Ma

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce a year-long trial of OMMBID (The Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease), an online resource offering comprehensive coverage of the genes and genetic mechanisms underlying human disease states. The trial begins July 1, 2024.

Based on Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, this regularly updated online resource provides the latest developments on the metabolic and molecular underpinnings of inherited diseases, along with updates on pathophysiology and treatment.

This searchable resource features thousands of high-quality images illustrating topics such as protein interactions and genetic modeling. It is an essential tool for geneticists, researchers, students, clinicians, and…


Categories: Databases

Access Issues with American Heart Association (AHA) Titles
Posted On: Monday, July 15, 2024 - 14:47 by Li Ma

We’re aware that some of you may be experiencing difficulty accessing certain American Heart Association (AHA) eAccess titles, including: 
•    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual EBook 

•    Basic Life Support Provider Manual EBook 

•    Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual EBook 

If you are having issues accessing these eBooks, please try clearing your cache first. If you continue to experience…


Categories: Resource Outages

Tags: ZScaler

Disability Pride Month
Posted On: Friday, June 28, 2024 - 14:00 by Katherine Smith

In July we celebrate Disability Pride Month. Check out these resources that we have available in our Reading Room on Level 1. All items are available for checkout. You can also place a hold for pickup via the catalog here. All summaries are taken from the publishers. 

Disability Visibility : First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century 

Edited by Alice Wong 

From Harriet McBryde Johnson's account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond- this anthology gives a glimpse…


Mobile Apps from the Medical Center Library
Posted On: Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 14:17 by Brandi Tuttle

With more than 3.3 million apps in the Google Play store, it can be tough to figure out which apps are worth your time and/or money. First stop by the Library's Mobile Apps guide to see the health-related apps you can get through Duke or read on to hear about some of the best apps!

Our most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate and DynaMed, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. We are thrilled to offer both products as they differ in the specialties they cover as well as how they organize their content. DynaMed offers specialties such as Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, Ophthalmology, Oral…


Categories: Databases, Explore Tools

Tags: mobile apps, UpToDate, DynaMed, Lexicomp, visualdx

All of Us Research Program: What Researchers Need to Know
Posted On: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 08:24 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Launched in 2018, the All of Us Research Program is an NIH longitudinal cohort study aimed at advancing precision medicine and improving human health by partnering with more than one million US participants. To provide rich opportunities for researchers in all career stages, the All of Us program is building a unique biomedical dataset of expansive health data from diverse populations, particularly those underrepresented in biomedical research.

What kind of data is available? Data from the All of Us Research Program includes electronic health records (EHRs), biospecimens, participant surveys (including social determinants of health), genomics, physical measurements, and mobile/wearable tech. There are currently 804,000+…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: research, for researchers, data

Systematic Reviews: Quality Assessment & Data Extraction
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 22:53 by Beverly Murphy

This follow-up class to "Systematic Reviews: Practical Steps for Getting Started" provides greater details for quality assessment and data collection to help you in your tasks for successful project completion and publication. Participants will learn about risk of bias (RoB), clyritical appraisal, data extraction in evidence synthesis, and more. Thu. July 25; 3-4p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: systematic reviews

Understanding Creative Commons Copyright Licenses
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 20:40 by Beverly Murphy

This 60-minute class will introduce you to the background and purpose of the Creative Commons, giving you a practical understanding of how to select the correct license for your intellectual property. Thu. July 25; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This session is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: copyright

NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements
Posted On: Monday, June 24, 2024 - 22:50 by Beverly Murphy

If you plan to apply for NIH funding in the near future, this session will help you understand the new data policy requirements that took effect on January 25, 2023. Mon. July 22; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: data sharing, data management

Advanced PubMed Searching
Posted On: Monday, June 24, 2024 - 16:31 by Beverly Murphy

Want to search for relevant citations in the shortest amount of time? This class will show you how to effectively use MeSH, keywords, Boolean operators, filters, options with MyNCBI, & more! Mon. July 22; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

Important Updates on New Library System Launch
Posted On: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:57 by Beverly Murphy

Li Ma, Associate Director, Content & Discovery

As we prepare to launch our new library system, Alma, on July 10, 2024, we want to keep you informed about a few important changes that might impact your experience at the Medical Center Library & Archives.

  • The Service Desk and Reading Room will close at 3p on July 5 and reopen at 8a on July 8.
  • Requesting items from the Books & Media Catalog will be temporarily unavailable from July 5 to 10. During this time, access to our online journals, articles and databases will remain available.
  • After Alma goes live on July 10:
    • Online journal search results will be presented in a new interface
    • The Books and Media Catalog will emphasize library-…

Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Self-Checkout Retires
Posted On: Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:22 by Katherine Smith

All the libraries at Duke University, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, are migrating to a new library system called Alma. As part of the transition, we will be retiring our self-checkout machine beginning July 1.

If you find an item that you would like to checkout, please bring it to the Library Service Desk, located on level 2R. Our staff are eager to assist you with any borrowing questions and transactions at the desk.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement these changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 919.660.1100 or mclibrary-collections@duke.…


Categories: Alerts