Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog

Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 17:17 by Beverly Murphy

How do you compare to researchers in your field? In this session, leJrn 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. Thu. Mar. 7, 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY.  This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: for researchers

NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Policy Office Hours
Posted On: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:49 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. Mar. 7; 9-10a; ONLINE ONLY. These sessions are FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: NIH

Identifying Retracted Journal Articles
Posted On: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 08:52 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

A continuing hot topic in the news is the increasing number of scientific studies that have been discovered to be wrong and are retracted by their publishers. Indeed, Nature News reported that more than 10,000 research papers were retracted in 2023. Citing retracted articles should be avoided in scholarly publishing as it can decrease the credibility and reliability of your work.

Why is this important? Articles can be retracted for a number of reasons but typically because of either error (intentional or unintentional) or fraud (Brainard and You, 2018);…

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: publications

Zotero Class
Posted On: Sunday, February 25, 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 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. Wed. Mar. 6; 4-5p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Please Note: It is recommended that you download Zotero for…

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Categories: Classes

Tags: zotero, citation management

How to Write an Abstract
Posted On: Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 01:54 by Beverly Murphy

When 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. Mon. Mar. 4; 10-11a; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

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Tags: writing

EndNote Class
Posted On: Friday, February 23, 2024 - 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. Fri. Mar. 1; 1-2p; ONLINE ONLY. This  class is FREE but registration is required

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Tags: endnote, citation management

NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements
Posted On: Thursday, February 22, 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 taking effect on January 25, 2023. Fri. Mar. 1; 12-1p; ONLINE ONLY. This class is FREE but registration is required.

Categories: Classes

Tags: data sharing, data management

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Williams
Posted On: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 00:05 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Mossell
Posted On: Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 10:17 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Hinton
Posted On: Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 12:27 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Hall
Posted On: Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 22:46 by Beverly Murphy

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Drew
Posted On: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 22:45 by Beverly Murphy

International Love Data Week 2024
Posted On: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 17:22 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

International Love Data Week (February 12-16) is a celebration of all things data held each year around Valentine’s Day. This year’s theme is “My Kind of Data” where the focus will be data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data. For more information, see the official Website where you can browse the Love Data Week events and activities happening locally and virtually around the world. There are so many online webinars on a variety of data topics to choose from!

In the spirit of Love Data Week, don’t forget that the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives and the Duke…

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Categories: Alerts

Tags: data, data sharing, data management, data management plans

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective-Curtis
Posted On: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 19:42 by Beverly Murphy

Procedural Videos Available
Posted On: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 13:22 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives has many hidden gems, including several online collections that contain procedural videos. You'll find these videos in online sources like AccessMedicine's videos, Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, ClinicalKey's videos, and Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination. We have put together an

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Categories: Databases

Tags: clinicalkey, bates