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Category: Explore Tools

Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Posted On: Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 13:21 by Steph Hendren

Many are familiar with EndNote as a helpful citation management tool that assists with collecting, saving, and citing papers. But sometimes EndNote can feel somewhat cumbersome to use. If you are on the market for a new citation manager, you might want to try out these other options.

Sciwheel, a web-based tool, allows you to create and organize a library of citations, discover new literature, and conduct group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs. The browser plugin makes it easy to gather references from around the Web.

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Tags: endnote, mendeley, zotero, sciwheel, refworks, citation management

New Scholarly Communications Hub
Posted On: Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 08:10 by Megan von Isenburg

Are you trying to find the best journal for your next research manuscript? Do you know how to find a journal's impact factor? Have you received an email invitation to publish or speak at a conference? Are you wondering what options you have for paying an article processing charge to make your article open access?

The answers to these and other common questions from our faculty, students, and staff about publishing and scholarly communications are now available on our Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.

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Tags: publishing, scholarly impact, for researchers

Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 22:05 by Leila Ledbetter

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives, in partnership with Wiley Researcher Academy, offers online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific...

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Case Files Collection
Posted On: Monday, August 16, 2021 - 15:00 by Steph Hendren

AccessMedicine's complete set of Case Files is now accessible via our Databases page or using the Clinical Tools Libguide.

Offering an interactive format, this comprehensive collection can be incorporated into a digital curricula to help students at all levels learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. Faculty and instructors can utilize the case files to find scenarios for in-class teaching, in addition to providing Step and shelf exam study materials for medical students. 

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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:10 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, 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/intervention...
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Tags: DynaMed, UpToDate

American Heart Association E-Books (ACLS, BLS, PALS)
Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 17:29 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center iIbrary & Archives offers electronic access to ACLS, BLS and PALS  which are licensed for six simultaneous users

Note: Please be sure to log out when you are done so others can get access.

The provider manuals are linked from our Clinical Tools page, the Online Catalog, and listed below for your convenience.

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Tags: ACLS, BLS, PALS, e-books

Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 09:17 by Sarah Cantrell

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your hand with many Duke-provided mobile apps, let's make sure you know that:

  • The Lexicomp app requires a subscription code (provided via Duke's institutional license). This code changes yearly. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.
  • If you are a new to Duke, you may need to let your existing UpToDate subscription lapse prior to setting up your account through the Duke.
  • You can get CME/CE earned from UpToDate and DynaMed. These will fulfill MOC CME requirements of some ABMS Member Boards including the ABIM.
  • The Library offers the Johns Hopkins ABX...
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Tags: mobile apps

Stay Up-to-date with Read by QXMD or Researcher!
Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:05 by Sarah Cantrell

Feel like you are missing important articles? Struggling to stay up-to-date with your favorite journals? Want easier access to the full text articles on your mobile phone? Tools like Read by QxMD or Researcher allow you to create personalized feeds of the research that matters to you. They're mobile-friendly, free, and set up is easy!

First, create an account at Read by QxMD (https://read.qxmd.com/) or Researcher (https://www.researcher-app.com/). You can also search in the Google Play or Apple App stores to download the apps.

    • For Read by QxMD, make sure...
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Tags: mobile apps

F1000 Is Now Sciwheel
Posted On: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 17:39 by Beverly Murphy

The F1000 family of products (F1000Workspace, F1000Prime and F1000Research) has evolved as a way to discover, read, annotate, write, and share scientific research and is now known as Sciwheel. This change was effective in April 2020 and does have some implications for our users.

Sciwheel is available for free to all Duke University faculty, staff, and students. However, it does require a user to log in from the campus network every 60 days to verify institutional affiliation.  If you are experiencing difficulties doing this because you are...

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Tags: reference management, sciwheel

Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 13:56 by Sarah Cantrell

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!

What is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process.

What does Covidence do?

Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:

                  • Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote
                  • Screening and selecting studies
                  • Resolving conflicts
                  • Extracting study data
                  • Assessing study quality/risk of bias
                  • Exporting data to multiple file types
                  • Creating PRISMA diagrams
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Tags: covidence, systematic reviews

Library Zoom Backgrounds
Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 14:10 by Rebecca Williams

Do you miss meeting and studying in the Medical Center Library? We sure do! Instead, we are all spending a lot of time on Zoom these days. Changing your background is a great feature to hide a messy house, block that roommate in profile in the background, or just to express your own creativity and personality.

We have created several free virtual background templates for you to download and use. They feature images from the Medical Center Library and surrounding campus areas from the very beginning of the hospital up until now. We hope you enjoy them!

You can click on any of the images below to enlarge and save to your computer or you can download them directly from this Box folder....

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Tags: Zoom, archives

Temporary Free E-Resources in Response to COVID-19
Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 14:34 by Beverly Murphy

In response to COVID-19, the following publishers and library vendors are offering free access to some online content for a limited time period.

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COVID-19 Core Clinical Resources Libguide
Posted On: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 18:56 by Beverly Murphy

COVID-19: Core Clinical Resources is a compilation of information and literature about COVID-19 that will be immediately useful to practicing clinicians at Duke. Please understand that this guide is also fluid and evolving since the topic is evolving rapidly, with an onslaught of literature and information. If you are a Duke clinician, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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Tags: COVID-19, coronavirus

Duke Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 11:56 by Brandi Tuttle

In a world where the Medical Library now lives in your pocket or purse with many Duke-provided mobile apps, let's make sure you know that…

  • The Lexicomp app requires a subscription code (provided via Duke's institutional license). This code changes yearly and this year's expires on August 31st. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.
  • DynamedPlus has made significant changes to their website and mobile app as well as renaming the product just Dynamed. You will need to update your mobile app by going to iTunes or Google Play to download the new Dynamed app and logging in with your username/password.
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Biomedical Information on the Go with Mobile Apps
Posted On: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:49 by Karen Barton

The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives provides access to many mobile apps that may be used to find drug information, guidelines, step-by-step medical procedures, and more in a snap. See the Mobile Apps LibGuide for download instructions and more detailed information.

The most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate, ClinicalKey, and DynaMed Plus, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. Lexicomp, Micromedex, and the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide are popular resources for drug information, including interactions, comparisons, and identification.

Other apps include Guideline Central, ...

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