Duke Medical Center Library & Archives

It Came from the Archives: Halloween Highlights!
Posted On: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 16:06 by Beverly Murphy

Medical Center Library & Archives
Level 2R, Room 212E
Tueday, October 31st
11am – 2pm

FREE and open to all!

In honor of Archives Month, Duke University Medical Center Archives is hosting its fifth annual Halloween event  featuring a selection of eerie, fascinating, and rarely seen materials from its collections. Brave souls are invited to gaze upon spine-chilling artwork, stare into the faces of frightening death masks, behold macabre medical artifacts and instruments, and much more!

Halloween candy will be available…for those who don't lose their appetite!

For more information, contact Rebecca Williams at 919.383.2653...


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Tags: archives

Beverly Murphy, Librarian and MLA President, Profiled in Article
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:18 by Megan von Isenburg

Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director for Communications and Web Content Management and Liaison to DUHS Hospital Nursing and the Watts School of Nursing at the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, was recently profiled in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. This article is a fantastic tribute to our "Bold, Brave, and Brilliant" co-worker, who is the Medical Library Association's first African-American President. Beverly is well-respected and admired by professional colleagues across the country as well as here at Duke. Congratulations Beverly!

October is Archives Month
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:50 by Beverly Murphy

Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities, and people. Archives serve as the memory of our nation, and by celebrating, we recognize and give legitimacy to the enduring value of American records and America’s archives.

We encourage you to check out our Instagram account where we'll be highlighting treasures from the Medical Center Archives collection all month long. This month the Society of North Carolina Archivists is highlighting the Andrews Geyser, a man-made landmark in McDowell County which marked...


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Tags: archives

Celebrating National Medical Librarians Month
Posted On: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:38 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives celebrates National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) in October. NMLM was established by the Medical Library Associationin 1997 to raise awareness of the important role of medical librarians. This year's theme highlights health information professionals as the experts for getting reliable, trustworthy health information.  

The NMLM celebration will include the following activities:

    • Open Access Week will be observed the week of October 22-28.
    • October is also Archives...

Categories: Events

Open Access Week: October 22-28
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:30 by Sarah Cantrell

International Open Access (OA) Week will be celebrated Oct. 22 – 28, 2018!

This year's theme "Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge" invites us to consider the current transitioning state of the scholarly communication enterprise and, in particular, how institutions, publishers, and funders are grappling with open access policies and practices.

The Open Access Week Advisory Committee poses several questions and challenges: How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded? How does what...


Tags: open access

Food for Fines!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:25 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives, along with Perkins, Lilly, Law and the Music Libraries, will be doing a food drive until October 26, 2018.

Patrons will be asked to provide non-perishable food items, plus high-need hygiene and infant items (i.e. toothpaste and diapers), in exchange for library fine reductions.  All donations will be sent to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC to benefit counties affected by Hurricane Florence.

  • 1 non-perishable food item = $1 fine waived
  • $25 maximum for all late or recall fines
  • Lost item replacement fees are NOT eligible for waiving
  • Donations for fines will be accepted at any participating libraries
  • Donations may be...

Categories: Alerts

CTSI Office Hours
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 01:26 by Beverly Murphy

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is making the research process faster and easier for Duke investigators by breaking down the traditional barriers that keep health innovations from reaching our communities: knowledge silos, administrative burden, logistics, and a complex regulatory environment.

CTSI connects Duke investigators to funding, project management, datasets, and other critical resources to move their ideas from the lab to the real world.

One-on-one assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis every Thursday from 2:30-4:00p. No appointment is required.

Next offering: Thu. Oct. 25; 2:30-4p; Rm 212E Level 2R


Research Wednesdays
Posted On: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 01:25 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) and the Medical Center Library & Archives have partnered to bring this lunch series program to the Duke Research Community. "Research Wednesdays" feature topics that impact the research community presented by subject matter experts in each field. They are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1:10–2:00 pm. No registrations is required. Just bring your Duke ID badge and sign in at the door. Unless otherwise posted, all presentations will take place in Duke...


Categories: Classes, Events

Tags: for researchers, research

REDCap Office Hours
Posted On: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:38 by Beverly Murphy

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based application designed to support data capture. At Duke, this system is managed and supported by the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Research Management Team (RMT), located in the School of Medicine. RMT provides research and data management support to investigators across Duke.

One-on-one assistance from DOCR programmers is available on a first-come, first-serve basis every Tuesday at 10a. No appointment is required.

Next offering: Tue. Oct. 23; 10-11a; Rm 212E Level 2R. 


Categories: Resource Updates

4 Things about Duke Apps - You Won’t Believe the Last One!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 17:06 by Brandi Tuttle

For those who have recently arrived to Duke, welcome! We can help you get your mobile device set up in the Duke Medicine environment. Check out our Mobile Apps Guide for more information on Duke provided apps (and more).

Did you know…

#1 Our Lexicomp app, Duke’s chosen clinical drug resource, has a new subscription code. You’ll need to update your account to continue using the app. These codes expire yearly. Click here & then click on the Mobile App Access button on the right. Follow the instructions for the new product code. If you haven't gotten started with Lexicomp yet...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: apps

Browzine Access Ended August 31st
Posted On: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:21 by Brandi Tuttle

Access to the handy resource, BrowZine (think "browsing"), will be ending this month. Browzine allowed you to stay current with the literature by aggregating and organizing information in one place, enabling you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas. While access to that resource will disappear, we are here to help you make the transition (or start new habits)!

Docphin and Read by QxMD are two apps we suggest.  Both provide easy access to Duke University’s journal subscriptions, make it easy to share, and allow you to create a customized news feed so you don’t waste any time staying current.

Alternatively, we recently secured...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Resource Updates

Tags: Browzine

Introducing Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 15:14 by Megan von Isenburg

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives has partnered with Wiley Researcher Academy to offer online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific publishing...


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: for researchers, publishing

Your Library Liaisons Are Here to Help!
Posted On: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 22:53 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Graduate Medical Education
Sarah Cantrell, MLIS
... MORE

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Employee Spotlight: Amanda Woodward
Posted On: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 01:21 by Beverly Murphy

Amanda’s Bio

    • Working at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives since:  November 2017
    • Education: MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles; BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley
    • Current position: Research & Education Librarian; Liaison to the School of Nursing

Q & A

1.    Describe your current position & what you find most interesting about it.
I provide research support for Duke Medical...


Call for Proposals: Research Review Papers for SDRME
Posted On: Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:57 by Megan von Isenburg

The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon dissemination of the paper in the public domain and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. They will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award.   For...


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