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Exam Master No Longer Available
Posted On: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:37 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke Medical Center Library no longer has access to Exam Master Online. To find a list of resources for USMLE preparation, search the Library catalog for the term USMLE. For information on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), search for physician assistant examination.

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UpToDate Now Available!
Posted On: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 15:04 by Beverly Murphy

UpToDate, an evidence-based point of care resource, is now available for access to the Duke community via the

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Breastfeeding Drug Database Now Available for Smartphones
Posted On: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:32 by Beverly Murphy

Need to know more about drugs and breastfeeding? The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) can help.

LactMed is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Its information covers maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider.

Now you can access LactMed with your mobile device. The LactMed App for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android can be downloaded at http://...


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Changes to PubMed's MeSH Database
Posted On: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:45 by Beverly Murphy

If you’re accustomed to using the MeSH Database to find standardized terms (Medical Subject Headings, known as MeSH terms) for searching PubMed, you may have noticed that it has a different look. The National Library of Medicine has redesigned the MeSH Database to make it easier to use.

There is a new MeSH Database home page, with links to help and additional resources. These links have replaced the ones previously found in the blue area to the left of the old MeSH Database.

When you find a heading in the MeSH Database and click on it to view the Full display, you’ll see a much clearer listing of the subheadings (qualifying terms) available for use with that MeSH heading. You may choose one or more subheadings in order to focus your search on specific...


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Changes to CINAHL!
Posted On: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 14:40 by Beverly Murphy

CINAHL looks a little bit different after some recent changes to the search interface:

After you do a search, the limiting features (aka "refining" features or "search options") now show up on the left of the results. To see the full range of limiting options, however, you have to click on See More >> (in very small font) below the "Refine your results" section. You can also change limits by editing your results in the Search History.

More changes have been made to the appearance of the CINAHL Headings section. It used to be that only explodable terms (terms that have a narrower concept listed underneat them) had a box in the Explode column. Now there's a box next to every heading, but the box looks different if the term is explodable. Subheadings don't...


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New features in CINAHL
Posted On: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 15:52 by Beverly Murphy

New Limiters There are two “Written by a Nurse” limiters:

  • First Author is a Nurse
  • Any Author is a Nurse

More details on these can be found online at the EBSCO support site

Data Elements Added

  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI): We have added the DOI from 2009 forward.
  • Pubmed Central ID (PMCID): We have added the PMCID from 2009 forward.  

Questions on searching CINAHL? Call the Library's Service Desk at 919.660.1100 and ask to speak to a Librarian, or visit our CINAHL training page.


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