Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

Third Year Medical Students' Research Posters in MEDSpace
Posted On: Friday, August 12, 2022 - 13:07 by Megan von Isenburg

Congratulations to our third year medical students, who recently presented their research projects at the 53rd Annual Duke School of Medicine Student Research Symposium. Research posters and abstracts from these projects have joined other scholarly works, historical documents, and various institutional publications in our MEDSpace repository.

To review this year's posters, click on this link to the MedSym 2022 Collection.

We began collecting medical student research posters in 2020. To...


Tags: research

More Color Code Readings: Episodes 5 and 6
Posted On: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:36 by Megan von Isenburg

After a brief summer hiatus, we are back with more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 5-6. For previous episodes, please see our earlier blog posts.

Episode 5: "A ‘city on fire’: How Miami shaped a disputed diagnosis used to justify deaths in police custody" investigates the history and current controversy around "excited delirium...


Tags: Color Code Podcast

Building Your Researcher Profile
Posted On: Monday, August 8, 2022 - 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. Fri. Sept. 9; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: ORCID, for researchers

Searching CINAHL Effectively
Posted On: Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 17:41 by Beverly Murphy

Learn how to use CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) effectively including using headings, subheadings, keywords, and filters to refine search results. Thu. Aug. 31; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


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Tags: cinahl

Getting Started with Systematic Reviews
Posted On: Friday, August 5, 2022 - 23:30 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. 25; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


Categories: Classes

Tags: systematic reviews

Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 18:16 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: 1:00 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

NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements
Posted On: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 11:50 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 taking effect on January 25, 2023. Wed. Aug. 24; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required. 


Categories: Classes

Tags: data sharing, data management

Zotero Class
Posted On: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 21:32 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 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. Tue. Aug. 23; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Please Note: It is recommended that you...


Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

AAMC Webinar on Using Inclusive Language in Scholarly Writing
Posted On: Monday, August 1, 2022 - 13:42 by Megan von Isenburg

Scholarly communication - the interconnected system of articles, journals, indexes and databases - is not free from the structural racism that permeates academia and society at large. While many actions are needed to dismantle these oppressive structures, using inclusive language is one small step that all authors can take. Later this month, the AAMC IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Antiracism) webinar series will feature a session titled "Using Inclusive Language in Scholarly Writing." You can register for this free webinar, scheduled for August 18th 12 pm EDT, on...


Tags: journals, writing

ZScaler and Use of Library Resources
Posted On: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 16:06 by Beverly Murphy

ZScaler, an Internet and Web gateway security tool, is being implemented across Duke Health. Users have reported barriers to accessing Library resources when ZScaler is running on their Duke computers. For example, it may appear that Duke does not have access to a resource to which we subscribe.

DHTS has implemented a strategy to allow access to Library resources while using ZScaler. However, if you are having issues getting access, please submit a ticket to us via our Report an Access Issue Form.


Categories: Alerts, Resource Outages

Tags: ZScaler

NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Revisited
Posted On: Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:27 by Lesley Skalla

Did you know that your peer-reviewed publications from NIH-funded grants must be deposited into PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication and made available to the public in PMC within 12 months of publication?  This is the requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy, which mandates that the public has access to published results of your NIH-funded research.

Here are some tips for ensuring that you are in compliance!

  1. As soon as your manuscript is published, ensure that it is submitted to PubMed Central. There are many options to do this, and it usually depends on the journal where your work is published. Sometimes the journal will do it for you. Other...

Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, NIH Public Access Policy

Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit
Posted On: Friday, July 15, 2022 - 20:21 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives announces the debut of the newly redesigned and updated online exhibit of the Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit.

The exhibit conveys the profound impact of the Duke Poison Control Center from 1954-1995. From the design of the safety cap to community outreach and education, the Duke Center has always been at the forefront of poison prevention and safety issues, raising awareness throughout the world.

Focused around the concept, "Is There a Killer in Your Medicine Chest?" the online exhibit includes sections on the Poison Epidemic, Innovations for...


Categories: Exhibits, Resource Updates

Demystifying Peer Review in 30
Posted On: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:15 by Beverly Murphy

Let us help you boost your academic career! Learn the basics of the peer review process, how to complete a peer review, and how to become a peer reviewer. Thu. Aug. 18; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.


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Tags: peer review

Advanced PubMed Class
Posted On: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:13 by Beverly Murphy

ant 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. 17, 2-3p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class isFREE but registration is required.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm


Categories: Classes

Tags: pubmed

VisualDx Trial Begins
Posted On: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 09:36 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce a yearlong trial of visualDx, a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety.

For those of you just meeting visualDx, this resource is:

  • Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color
  • A valuable diagnostic clinical tool that helps you build a differential diagnosis
  • Useful for searching by disease for therapy...

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: visualdx, images