Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Alerts

Study Space Enhanced and Expanded!
Posted On: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:02 by Patricia Thibodeau

The Library now has a variety of study spaces on Level 3!

• 11 individual carrels that can seat up to 2 people, with doors for privacy
• 2 open carrels
• 3 existing group study rooms (rooms 315, 316, 319)
• Existing room with Maestro Care terminals (room 320)
• 10 “Resolve Units” with 3 individual work surfaces
• More casual seating

To make way for this new area, we moved over 3,000 linear feet of bound journals and steel shelving.   Journals are available at the Duke Library Service Center and free copies of articles may be requested through our ...


Categories: Alerts

Library Participates in SOM Faculty Flex Voucher Program
Posted On: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:00 by Beverly Murphy

The School of Medicine is rolling out a new Faculty Flex Voucher Pilot Program to support junior faculty members.  The Medical Center Library & Archives is participating as part of the program, which allows faculty to tap into services to support their work at a point in their career where family/childcare obligations are not as flexible.

Vouchers will be awarded for services up to $2,500 from the Library, Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), and the Communications Publications Services group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), over a 6-month period starting January 1, 2015.



Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Bound Journals Moved to New Home!
Posted On: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:21 by Beverly Murphy

To make way for the new study spaces we are creating on Level 3, the bound (print) journals in the Medical Center Library & Archives have moved to their new home - Duke's Library Service Center on Briggs Avenue.  

This move primarily effects journals published between 1985 and 2009/10. While many of our journals are available electronically, some of the older years may not be.

Access to all our stored journals is freely available by requesting scanned copies of articles through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services. If you need assistance finding a journal...


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: journals

Change in Hours!
Posted On: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:34 by Beverly Murphy

Effective August 4, 2014, the Medical Center Library & Archives will close to the public at 6p instead of 7p. All Duke Medicine Badge Holders will continue to have 24-hour card access.

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"School Library Resources" Used in Phishing Attack
Posted On: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:40 by Beverly Murphy

Another phishing attack is making the rounds, purportedly from "Library Resources."

These messages are NOT from the Medical Center Library & Archives, so please disregard them!

For more information see Phishing Attack - "Upgrade Notification" (July 22, 2014)

Categories: Alerts

Library Access After Graduation
Posted On: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 08:50 by Megan von Isenburg

Congratulations to all the graduating students at Duke Medicine!

You may be wondering what graduating means for your access to the Duke Medical Center Library. If you are leaving Duke, your NetID will continue to work for a short period of time - generally a couple of months. After this point, you will no longer be able to access the electronic journals, databases, and other online resources that Duke subscribes to.

You may still come into the Library and use the resources while on campus. If you are working locally in Durham County but not at Duke, you may apply for a print borrowers card so that you can continue to borrow print materials.

You can also continue to use the Library's Web pages - on the...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: students

Is your journal asking for a waiver of the Duke Open Access Policy?
Posted On: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 13:43 by Patricia Thibodeau

Some Duke authors are being asked by journal publishers to obtain a waiver from Duke’s Open Access Policy.  Duke’s Open Access policy does require that authors retain the rights to the article, including depositing the “final author’s version of the article” in the university repository.  Some journals object to having a copy deposited in the Duke repository, while others just want an assurance that the copy at Duke will not become public for a number of months after it is officially published. 

The Provost’s designee Kevin Smith (kevin.l.smith@duke.edu, 919.668.4451) can work with you on obtaining a waiver to the policy or ensuring that access to the copy you submit to Duke is delayed...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: open access

Update your iPhone/iPad/Mac Operating Software!
Posted On: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:25 by Brandi Tuttle

In case you missed the tech hubbub recently regarding a security vulnerability, here's your friendly reminder to update the software on your Apple products. 

"The flaw is extremely serious, and any Mavericks users who haven’t yet updated their OS should do so immediately. In a nutshell, the bug prevents the validation of encryption certificates from supposedly secure servers. So, your Mac or iOS device could think it has received a signed encryption certificate from your bank’s website, but there’s no way to validate that the certificate came from the bank — it could be from a fraudulent website pretending to be the bank and gathering personal data as you type." (from the New...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: ipad

New Study Spaces Have Arrived!
Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 19:10 by Beverly Murphy

In trying to meet the growing demand for study spaces of various kinds, the Library has made the following changes:

Level 1
Group study room (102A) now houses new modular tables that can be rearranged to accommodate small groups.
Reminder: The Richmond House Room (previously the Trent Room) is also available as a group study room.

Level 2 (near Service Desk on Main Level)
Two new small group carrels have been added to the existing cluster.
Room 212E, which can accommodate small groups for meetings or...


Categories: Alerts

ClinicalKey is Here!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 19:55 by Patricia Thibodeau

Search ClinicalKey Now!

MD Consult has been a key resource for e-books and other information for many years.  But over the years, Elsevier has been looking at other approaches to bring together expanded information that would be useful for clinicians as well as learners. 

ClinicalKey, Elsevier's latest product, has replaced MD Consult! It brings together a very large number of e-books, along with journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other useful clinical information. 

ClinicalKey is now live!...


Categories: Alerts, Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: MD Consult, clinicalkey

Has that paper you've been reading been retracted?
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 16:21 by Leila Ledbetter

A hot topic in the news recently is the increasing number of scientific studies that have been discovered to be wrong and are retracted by their publishers. Following that, the October 2012 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that the majority of retractions are due to some type of misconduct, and not just honest mistakes.

The blog Retraction Watch tracks such retractions and has notified its readers of hundreds of journal-article withdrawals.

Retraction Watch uses the motto "Tracking retractions as a window into the...


Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools

Clinical Pharmacology Canceled
Posted On: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 16:58 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives has made the decision to cancel Clinical Pharmacology due to limited funding and as a result of the Health System's purchase of Lexicomp Online. As of July 1st, we will no longer provide access to this product.  Users of Clinical Pharmacology should consult Lexicomp, which can be accessed via the Library’s Website on the Databases, Journals & Books page. 

Lexicomp provides point-of-care drug information including dosing, administration, warning and precautions, as well as clinical content.  Additionally, limited parts of the ...


Categories: Alerts, Databases

Looking for the Catalog Quicklink?
Posted On: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 18:53 by Beverly Murphy

In order to highlight our latest search function, we have replaced the Catalog Quicklink with one for BioMedSearcher. Never fear! Quick and easy access to the Catalog is still available through our search widget at the top of all our Web pages.  In addition to being able to search the Catalog directly by keyword, title, author, etc. using the widget, there is also a link to the Catalog Home page. 


Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: catalog

Guide Available: Complying with NIH Public Access Policy
Posted On: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 13:15 by Beverly Murphy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now requiring that all institutions be compliant with the Public Access Policy. 

NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond, if your publications are NOT compliant.  See the full policy at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-142.html

The Library has developed a new guide with instructions for complying with the NIH policy (http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/nihpapcompliance)....


Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH Public Access Policy, My NCBI

24-hour Access!
Posted On: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:10 by Beverly Murphy

Beginning February 4, 2013, the Library will provide 24-hour access to the building for Duke Medicine faculty, students, and clinical staff.

  • Hours are open to the public: Monday - Friday 8 am to 7 pm
  • Card access all other hours for Duke Medicine faculty, students, and clinical staff with ID badges
  • Duke University faculty and students, TRLN faculty and students, and other authorized users can have extended access during the following hours:  Monday-Friday: 7 pm -12 midnight; Saturday: 12 noon - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 12 midnight. These users must present a current university ID or be on our authorized list.
  • Reading Room and Book Collections will be available Monday-Friday: 8 am -12...

Categories: Alerts

Tags: hours