Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Databases

What's in your pocket?
Posted On: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:56 by Brandi Tuttle

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, “64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011” and “62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition [Pew Research Center American Trends Panel survey from October 2014]. Undoubtedly that number has increased. 

In a world where the Medical Center Library now lives in your pocket or purse, did you know that…

  • We maintain a Mobile Apps Guide offering information on many Duke provided resources (such as apps for DynaMed Plus or Lexicomp) as well as other useful...
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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Posted On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:47 by Brandi Tuttle

The Library is now offering the updated 5th edition of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination which includes the Bates' Physical Examination Videos as well as OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.

In addition to the 8 hrs of video content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, this online resource also provides:

  • differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations, and likely diagnosis
  • keyword search
  • anatomy review
  • sample digital write-up of the physical examination findings
  • options to share a video with colleagues
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning for each video

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DynaMed Plus Available
Posted On: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:21 by Megan von Isenburg

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

By offering bulleted topic overviews on diseases, drugs and other therapies, DynaMed Plus seeks to make the best available evidence easier to...

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Get More from PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:57 by Brandi Tuttle

Have you ever wondered if you are getting all that you can from PubMed? Check out these tips and tricks to make sure you are finding all the research on your topic and getting free access to articles in the Duke collections.

1. Click on PubMed from the Medical Library’s Website to get full text available through Duke, or bookmark the link: https://mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed

PubMed is liberally scattered throughout the Medical Library’s Website (on the main page under Quicklinks, Clinical Tools page, and more). Using one of these PubMed links...

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Tags: pubmed, research, literature search, My NCBI

Want DynaMed Plus on Your Mobile Device?
Posted On: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 01:48 by Beverly Murphy

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

To access DynaMed Plus on your mobile device:

    1. Connect to DynaMed Plus while you're on the Duke network.
    2. Click on the "Sign Up For Remote Access" link at the top of the page
    3. Create your own username and password
    4. Download the DynaMed Plus app from your device's app...
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Looking for a Thesis or Dissertation at Duke?
Posted On: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:26 by Alex Mesa

DukeSpace Theses and Dissertations
DukeSpace should be your first stop if you are looking for a recent publication by Duke University.  DukeSpace materials cover Duke University masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations, as well as undergraduate honor theses.  From 2007 to present, there is full text available and DukeSpace is open access!  No login is necessary.

Dissertations and Theses @ Duke University
Available through Proquest, D&T@Duke covers dissertations available from 1996 to present...

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PubMed Searching Tips!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:39 by Alex Mesa

Here are a few tips to help improve your PubMed searching experience.

1. Single Citation Matcher
Use the Single Citation Matcher to find the correct citation with only a few pieces of information available. Best recommendation is to fill-in Journal title, year, and page number, but not the whole citation!

2. Use PubMed through the DUMC Library Website
Select either PUBMED (MEDLINE) under the Quicklinks or search PubMed at the top of the Web page. This ensures you will have access to full text provided by the Library.

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Categories: Databases

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ClinicalKey for Nursing Has Replaced Nursing Consult
Posted On: Monday, January 4, 2016 - 00:27 by Beverly Murphy

ClinicalKey for Nursing has replaced Mosby's Nursing Consult effective Jan. 1, 2016.  Mosby’s content can now be accessed through ClinicalKey for Nursing.

ClinicalKey for Nursing offers evidence-based content adapted to a nurse’s workflow, schedule and needs, with features designed to support better decisions at the point of care. The Smart Search function recognizes relevant clinical concepts as you type, and offers shortcuts to critical answers by highlighting connections between medical concepts and pointing to related disease and drug content. If you need to further refine your search results, you can use ClinicalKey’s filters to sort by source type (e.g. clinical...

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Categories: Alerts, Databases

Tags: nursing, clinicalkey

UpToDate Remote Access Authentication
Posted On: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 17:23 by Brandi Tuttle

[Note: this post is about re-verifying your Duke affiliation for remote access to UpToDate and not the usual way to use UpToDate. Click here to access UpToDate.]

UpToDate has changed its remote access authentication policy requiring Duke users to log into UpToDate from the Duke network from every 30 days to every 90 days.   Hopefully this will help those working or studying away from Duke for short periods of time to easily retain access to this important resource.   

Have you gotten an email from UpToDate Support lately with the subject line "Your remote access to UpToDate has lapsed"? If you downloaded the UpToDate mobile...

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Download Book Chapters in PDF in Clinical Key
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 22:40 by Megan von Isenburg

ClinicalKey offers hundreds of online textbooks, journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other clinical information with one convenient search. Unlike some e-book sites, you can even download chapters of books to read offline.

In order to download PDFs, you need to create a separate ClinicalKey account. Simply go to ClinicalKey and click on the "Register" link in the top right corner of the main screen. Create a username and password that is easy to remember. It will work as long as you are affiliated with Duke.

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Tags: e-books

Finding the Evidence on Alternative Medicine
Posted On: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:15 by Brandi Tuttle

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are now collectively known as Natural Medicines. The Library subscribes to this database to give Duke affiliated healthcare providers an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

Natural Medicines provides a wealth of information including:

  • Clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings via evidence-based natural ingredient monographs
  • Over 90,000+ new commercial products, including product data and an evidence-...
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NCBI Workshop Series Recordings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 17:04 by Emily Mazure

In May 2015, Duke participated in a 2-day NCBI Discovery Workshop, hosted at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, presented by Peter Cooper from NCBI.  These sessions were streamed live and recorded.  More about these sessions and access to the recordings are below.

This session covers using Gene as a key access point to explore: Genomic transcript and protein sequences; Genomic context; Functional information; Biological pathways; Homologs in other species; Expression data;...

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Cochrane Library Has a New Look!
Posted On: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:49 by Adrianne Leonardelli

The Cochrane Library has a sleek new interface to improve your overall searching experience including:

  • Better navigation
  • Increased mobile optimization
  • Enhanced browsing capabilities

Click here to explore the updated Cochrane Library or see below for a snapshot of some of the new features.

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Library Upgrade to CINAHL Complete!
Posted On: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:03 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Many library users may be familiar with CINAHL as the core database for searching the Nursing and Allied Health Literature. The Library recently upgraded our subscription from CINAHL Plus with Full Text to CINAHL Complete. While users won't notice any changes in the searching interface, the new database includes some behind-the-scene differences worth mentioning.

CINAHL Complete Versus CINAHL Plus with Full Text

 

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Database Testing Zone: VetMed Resource
Posted On: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 16:38 by Emily Mazure

The Medical Center Library & Archives is currently conducting a trial of VetMed Resource for Duke faculty, staff, and students.

Please try using it and then give us your feedback as to its usefulness so we can consider it in our budget planning for the future.

VetMed Resource
CABI has taken the vast amount of information on all aspects of veterinary medicine it has collated from around the world and made it available in VetMed Resource. It contains key...

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