Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 11:31 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, subheadings, Boolean operators, filters, MyNCBI, & more! Thu. Oct. 5; 1-2p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

Widen Your Search with Web of Science
Posted On: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 11:14 by Beverly Murphy

Web of Science (WoS), a multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database, can be used to find research articles, as well as identify research trends, key scholars in an area of study, and potential collaborators. Thu. Oct. 5; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: web of science

Building Your Researcher Profile
Posted On: Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 23:52 by Beverly Murphy

Come learn how to build and manage your researcher identity using author identity tools such as ORCiD, ResearcherID, and Scopus Author Identifier. Managing your identity can help you distinguish yourself from others and maximize your research impact. Tue. Oct 3; 5-6p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: ORCID, for researchers

SciENcv Office Hours
Posted On: Friday, September 15, 2023 - 17:48 by Beverly Murphy

These online office hours provide a dedicated time to dive into SciENcv, ask questions, and ensure your comfort with using this system for grant applications. Fri. Sept. 29; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. These sessions are FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: NIH, SciENcv, for researchers

NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Policy Office Hours
Posted On: Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 09:29 by Beverly Murphy

These online office hours are designed for individuals or small groups to receive customized help in data management planning for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Thu. Sept. 28; 9-10a; ONLINE ONLY. These sessions are FREE but registration is required.


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Tags: NIH

EndNote Class
Posted On: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 10:51 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to set up a new library, import citations from MEDLINE, work with the citation style manager, and more. Wed. Sept. 27; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY. This  class is FREE but registration is required.



Categories: Classes

Tags: endnote, citation management

Searching Scopus
Posted On: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 17:15 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.  Mon. Sept. 25; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes, Databases

Tags: scopus

Mobile Apps from the Medical Center Library
Posted On: Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 14:17 by Brandi Tuttle

With over 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 Health, Otolaryngology,…


Categories: Databases, Explore Tools

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

Spotlight on AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery, Case Files, and JAMAevidence
Posted On: Friday, August 25, 2023 - 10:08 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to provide access to several excellent McGraw Hill products, including AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery (two year trial), the Case Files Collection, and JAMAevidence. These products not only connect you to core electronic textbooks, but also provide unique educational materials like study tools and quizzes, infographics, drug information, multimedia…


Categories: Databases

Easy Access to Resources from Off Campus
Posted On: Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 00:42 by Beverly Murphy

Duke students, faculty and staff and most affiliates with a Duke NetID have off-campus access to many online resources, such as databases and e-journals. Simply start at our Website and 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 resource prompts. This login will last until you close your browser.

With the exception of the Duke FormWeb, Micromedex, and CultureVision (which require the VPN), no VPN or Virtual PIN is needed to access our resources. A small subset of Duke's online resources are restricted by license agreements and cannot be…


Tags: off-campus access

Use SciENcv for Your Biosketch!
Posted On: Friday, July 14, 2023 - 10:32 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a system for creating and updating your NIH or NSF biosketch. The biosketch documents your qualifications and experience for a specific role or project and is required for all NIH and NSF grant applications.

Use of SciENcv to create biosketches will be required for NSF proposals submitted on or after October 23, 2023. Please see the NSF policy announcement for more information.

Duke strongly encourages use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due…


Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools

Tags: NIH, My NCBI, SciENcv

AccessSurgery Trial Begins
Posted On: Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 12:21 by Beverly Murphy

We are pleased to announce a two-year trial of AccessSurgery, an integrated online surgery resource that enhances knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries. The trial began in June 2023.

AccessSurgery features:

  • Leading surgical textbooks
  • Instructional videos
  • 16,000+ high quality full-color images
  • Interactive Board Revieis w
  • Integrated Drug Database
  • Clerkship Corner

AccessSurgery is searchable directly but is also accessible from our…


Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Having Trouble Accessing our Resources?
Posted On: Friday, June 30, 2023 - 16:42 by Beverly Murphy

ZScaler, an Internet and Web gateway security tool, has been implemented across Duke Health. Users have reported barriers when accessing Library resources due to this implementation. When using your Duke computer onsite or when using the Duke Health Network, it may appear that Duke does not have access to a resource to which we subscribe.

If you are having issues getting access to our resources, please try clearing your cache first. Otherwise, please submit a ticket to us via our Report an Access Issue Form. If this is an emergent need, please call 919.660.1100 and we will attempt to respond within 24 hours.

Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: ZScaler

30 Minutes to Increase Your Research Impact
Posted On: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:56 by Beth Blackwood

Elements, OrcIDs, My Bibliographies… the list of scholarly profiles can feel impossible to keep up with, but all are important for measuring and maximizing your scholarly impact, both for yourself and your department. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of profiles you are asked to keep up with, take 30 minutes and follow this guide to clean up your accounts, link them to each other, and streamline your scholarly profile management.


At the Medical Library & Archives, we regularly use Elements to provide research impact reports for departments; however, Elements data is only as complete as authors are consistent in reporting. The good news is the Elements system will automatically accept publications and add them to your profile…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: scholarly communication, scholarly impact

EndNote 21
Posted On: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 09:24 by Samantha Kaplan, Ph.D.

EndNote, the popular citation management software, recently released their latest software version called EndNote 21. To obtain the software (or to update any older versions you may have of EndNote), go to the Duke OIT website and log in with your NetID and password in order to download it.

New features include customizable color-coded tagging and tabs for multi-tasking, an extension to support EndNote's Cite While You Write in Google Docs, and a more robust EndNote Web. 

Want to learn more? Sign up for a class, check out our…


Categories: Resource Updates

Tags: endnote