Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
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Duke Votes: Voting Information Available
Posted On: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 18:15 by Megan von Isenburg

New to North Carolina and wondering how to register to vote? Duke Votes offers clear deadlines and extensive guidance for voting in North Carolina.

Key dates for the 2022 Election:

  • October 14th - last day to register if you want to vote on election day
  • October 20th - November 5th - same day registration and early voting. Note: Duke offers on campus early voting at the Karsh Alumni Center
  • November 8th - election day (voting only for those who have already registered)

See more information online at Duke Votes and the...


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Voter Registration Events at Duke: Sept. 29 & Oct. 6
Posted On: Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 10:44 by Beverly Murphy

Duke Health is offering several opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to register to vote in the November 8, 2022 election.

Voter registration events will take place at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital on Thursday, September 29th from 11am-2pm. A voter registration table will also be available at the Duke Farmer’s Market on Thursday, October 6th from 11am-2pm.

The events are hosted in coordination with You Can Vote, a nonpartisan voter mobilization organization. For additional information about registering to vote in North Carolina, visit the State Board of Elections website or vote.duke.edu.

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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.


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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...

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F1000 & Sciwheel Subscriptions Ending in June
Posted On: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:58 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the following resources. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

F1000 (Faculty Opinions)
Peer review service highlighting, evaluating, and rating top articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of faculty.

If you are a user of this reference management tool, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step...


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Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 09:25 by Sarah Cantrell

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the Sciwheel citation management tool. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

If you are a Sciwheel user, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step instructions on how to export your citations.

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Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 22:26 by Lesley Skalla

Authors who want to publish an article in an open access journal or publish in a standard subscription journal as an open access article, typically need to pay an "article processing charge" (APC) in order to cover the cost of publishing by the publisher. Duke University Libraries, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, now have a "Read and Publish" agreement, also known as a "transformative agreement," with Cambridge University Press(CUP) so Duke researchers can publish articles open access at no cost in specific journals covered by this agreement. In addition, users will have access to CUP's journal content. To find out what CUP journals fall under this agreement, use CUP’s...


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New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy!
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 16:38 by Lesley Skalla

In October of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy. Beginning in January 2023, this policy will require that all NIH researchers prospectively plan for how their scientific data and accompanying metadata will be preserved and shared by submitting a Data Management and Sharing Plan in their grant applications. This new plan goes into effect on January 25, 2023 replacing the current Data Management and Sharing Policy from 2003. The new policy continues NIH's commitment to making sure that the results and outputs of NIH funded...


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Journals for 2022: List of Cancellations & Additions
Posted On: Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 09:40 by Megan von Isenburg

There are several changes to Duke's journal subscriptions for 2022. Library staff across Duke have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with publishers Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley that were up for regular renewal, with an eye toward containing excessive annual increases for journal prices. When reviewing specific journal titles, we examined several variables, including usage data, journal price, article cost-per-use, journal Impact Factor, and the number of articles by Duke researchers in the journal.

While these cancellations will mean that the journals will no longer be available for immediate access at Duke, journal articles not available through university subscriptions can be requested through our ...


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Journal Additions for 2022
Posted On: Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 20:46 by Beverly Murphy

These titles have been added to our subscriptions because they meet our criteria for inclusion based on cost, usage, journal quality, and relevance.

  • Acta Ophthalmologica
  • Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  • Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism
  • Epilepsia
  • European Journal of Cancer Care
  • Experimental Dermatology
  • European Journal of Neurology
  • European Journal of Pain
  • European Urology Oncology
  • Geriatrics & Gerontology International 
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • ...

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Journal Cancellations for 2022
Posted On: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 16:42 by Beverly Murphy

The following journal titles will no longer be available for current access; however, access to previous years will continue.

  • Anatomical Record
  • Artificial Organs
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Birth Defects Research
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Journal of Cellular Physiology
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior

In addition to the journals above, the libraries will no longer have access to the two large packages of journal titles listed below. Many of the journals previously accessible...


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New Journal Platforms Based on Cancellations
Posted On: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 09:41 by Beverly Murphy

Due to cancellations, some journal titles will switch platforms. The following journal titles will now be available through ClinicalKey rather than ScienceDirect.

  • Transplantation and Cellular Therapy 
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
  • Health Policy
  • Disease-A-Month
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Physiology & Behavior

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NEJM Evidence is Here
Posted On: Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 03:55 by Beverly Murphy

We are excited to announce the addition of NEJM Evidence to our collection. This new, monthly digital journal is focused on clinical study design and decision-making.

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Journal Changes for 2022
Posted On: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 23:37 by Beverly Murphy

Several changes are coming to the to the journal collections at Duke.

Duke University libraries have been working together to renegotiate large "Big Deal" packages with Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. Negotiations are still underway, but we expect that there will be journal cancellations and other changes starting in early 2022. These large "Big Deal" packages of journals function something like a cable or streaming package, where many titles are included for one annual sum and continued access is contingent on continued subscription. We are making changes to both packages and directly-subscribed titles based on data for journal usage, impact, and costs with goals to meet research needs, maximize budgets, and foster a sustainable scholarly...


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Small Change in Service Desk Hours
Posted On: Monday, January 3, 2022 - 11:22 by Beverly Murphy

Effective January 18, 2022: Service Desk hours for the Medical Center Library & Archives will be 8a-5p, Monday through Friday..

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