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Category: Explore Tools

Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Now Available!
Posted On: Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 14:44 by Sarah Cantrell

We now provide access to the Johns Hopkins ABX (Antibiotic) Guide, an infectious disease resource intended for all healthcare personnel. The guide features frequently updated, evidence-based information on infectious diseases, including disease diagnosis; drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects, and interactions; pathogens; management; and vaccines.

The ABX Guide includes details of drug spectrum activity to target the right anti-infective agent at the right organism. Additionally, the ABX Guide offers annotated references with links out to articles so that clinicians can easily connect to and explore the evidence...

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Tags: drugs

New SmartSearch Interface
Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:06 by Jesse Akman

Beginning this month, the SmartSearch metasearch engine has moved to a new platform. This interface offers a new look, a different feel, and improved functionality.

SmartSearch fully indexes content from top biomedical journals and databases, providing a fast, streamlined search through a single search box. It now has the capability to also search the vast print book collections of the Duke Libraries.

Searches can be limited by peer-reviewed content, full-text online, publication date, resources available in the Duke libraries, content type, and many other facets. Information can be exported to citation management programs like EndNote and permalinks can be copied for future reference. The new SmartSearch interface...

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: catalog, e-journals, e-books, smartsearch

New Tool Available for Easier Systematic Review Production
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:32 by Sarah Cantrell

Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. It was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane Collaboration authors.

The Medical Center Library & Archives has a limited number of seats for this product. In order to gain access to Covidence, please contact the medical librarians to discuss your project.

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Data Stations
Posted On: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:39 by Megan Van Noord

Are you working on a project that requires data analysis, but don't have the necessary software installed? The Duke University Medical Center Library can help! There are two computers (Data Stations) on Level 2R of the library that have been configured with data analysis and visualization software. Those with Duke Health badges have 24 hour access, 7 days a week to the Data Stations, and they are also available to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Examples of software installed on the Data Stations include: SPSS, Stata, SAS, RStudio, NVIVO, Python, and Tableau. The Duke community may also download much of this software through Duke OIT Software Licensing. For training on...

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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:42 by Sarah Cantrell

Seeking quick and reliable answers to your clinical questions? Look no further than the library’s Clinical Tools page! Here you will find a handy list of links to point-of-care resources, decision-support tools, core eBooks, guidelines, and patient education information.

Some of these include:

  • DynaMed Plus, which provides evidence-based clinical information concerning diseases, drugs, and other therapies that is highly useful when making decisions about patient care.
  • The ability to craft a single search for your patient’s problem/...
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Tags: DynaMed Plus, NNT

Find Open Access Articles through Unpaywall
Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 16:36 by Jamie Conklin

If you need an article not available in our e-journals or catalog, try Unpaywall for an open access version. First, install the Unpaywall browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. Then when viewing an article, click the green tab for open access that automatically appears on the right side of the browser when an open access version is available. 

Unpaywall finds open access content through a variety of sources, including PubMed Central, the Directory...

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Preparing Citations from Endnote (APA, AMA, Chicago Styles)
Posted On: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:28 by Matthew Johnson

Ever get nervous about formatting citations? Here’s an overview of a few common issues when citing journal articles in often-used styles (APA, AMA, and Chicago)

In most cases, you can easily export citation information from databases like PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc. into a reference management system like EndNote. However, you have to be careful about how that data is entered to ensure that your final citations are correct.

APA Style

When citing a journal article, use the following basic format:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical...

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Tags: citation management, endnote, reference management, citations, APA

Access "My NCBI" with your Duke NetID and password
Posted On: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:25 by Erica Brody

PubMed’s My NCBI tool allows you to set personal preferences, store both search strategies and citation collections, and create alerts by offering automatic e-mail updates and RSS Feeds of stored searches. Register for My NCBI by creating a User Name and Password. The preferred method of creating a My NCBI account is to register for it by clicking the "Register for an NCBI account" on the My NCBI sign in page and following the instructions.

Once you have a My NCBI account and you are logged in, you can click on your username at the top right of the NCBI screen to access your account settings. On this screen, you will see a box called “Linked accounts” where you can link your NCBI account to a “3rd party option” such as...

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Tags: pubmed, My NCBI, passwords

Library Resources Now Accessible in Maestro Care!
Posted On: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:34 by Beverly Murphy

Do you access UpToDate through Maestro Care?

Users accessing UpToDate through the Maestro Care toolbar or through a patient's chart (problem list, MAR, orders, etc.) will have immediate access to other evidence-based resources, including ACP Journal Club, the Cochrane Library, ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey for Nursing, Lexicomp, MedlinePlus (for patients), and PubMed.

When you click on the UpToDate button, searches should still work the same way and users’ Maestro Care IDs will still be sent to UpToDate for automatic log-in to receive CME credit for searches.  

You now also have access to other resources through the Medical Center Library & Archives. Though the search of additional Library resources is live, we are continuing to refine the search...

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ClinicalKey App Now Available (and replaces First Consult)
Posted On: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:57 by Brandi Tuttle

The First Consult app from ClinicalKey has been retired! If you were a fan of this point-of-care resource or already like and use ClinicalKey, then you are in luck! All of the First Consult information (and more) is available via the ClinicalKey app.

Download the ClinicalKey app for Android

Download the ClinicalKey app for Apple iOS

Don't have a ClinicalKey username/password?

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Categories: Alerts, Databases, Explore Tools

Tags: mobile, apps

Having Writer's Block? Try These Fun Apps!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:06 by Matthew Johnson

Do you ever get stuck writing? Or do you just not want to get started? Check out these writing apps to psych you up for a great and fun writing session.

The Most Dangerous Writing App

If you stop writing, all of your work will be deleted!

This app will get you started on writing and kick up your adrenaline. You set a time limit, and if you stop writing before time is up, everything you've written will be lost. It's stressful and encouraging. For added excitement, try hardcore mode.

The primary point of using this app is to force you to get something on the page to get you started, then you can go back and edit or build off the...

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Tags: writing

Have you ever wanted to respond to a PubMed article?
Posted On: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:51 by Erica Brody

PubMed Commons lets you in on the research conversation. It is a system that enables researchers to share opinions and information about scientific publications. If you are listed on even one item indexed in PubMed, you are eligible to become a member of PubMed Commons. You will need a My NCBI account and an invitation to join PubMed Commons. Both are free of charge.

Getting an invitation to PubMed Commons:

  •  E-mail addresses of eligible authors have been collected from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and authors' email addresses in PubMed and PubMed Central....
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Tags: pubmed, for researchers, My NCBI, publications, research

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

The...

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Find Your H-Index Using Scopus!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:37 by Brandi Tuttle

The h-index is an author-level metric, originally proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005, to simultaneously measure productivity (number of papers published) and citation impact (number of times a paper is cited). If you’re interested, you can read Hirsch’s original proposal for the h-index here.

For a particular scholar, their h-index is the number of h published papers where each paper has been cited at least h times. For example, if Dr. Jane Doe has an h-index of 12, then she has published 12 papers that have each been cited at least 12 times.  The h-index attempts to measure both the productivity and the apparent scientific...

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Tags: h-index, scopus, impact, metrics

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