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Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 23:34 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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Tags: for researchers, publishing, wiley researcher academy

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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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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NEJM Resident 360
Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 08:30 by Sarah Cantrell

NEJM Resident 360 is a Website and discussion platform focused on supporting residents through the complexities of training with a collection of resources targeted to their specific needs. Materials have been mapped to common residency rotations in internal medicine and pediatrics, each including a brief topic overview, links to landmark clinical trials, review articles from NEJM and other sources,  and a selection of test questions from NEJM Knowledge+. Sections called Rotation Prep and Learning Lab provide educational tools, while Resident Lounge and Career offer guidance in personal and professional development.

Note: To access...

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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:41 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 Plus

Clinical Mobile Apps
Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:36 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 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.
  • If you are a new incoming intern, resident, or fellow, 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...
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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

Keep up with the literature with Read by QXMD or Researcher!
Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:04 by Samantha Kaplan

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!

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 app.

    • For Read by QxMD, make sure to add Duke as your institution in the "Account Settings" section under “Institutional Access.”
    • For Researcher, you'...
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Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:28 by Leila Ledbetter

EndNote is a powerful and flexible citation management tool. but like a super car, many people find it is too hard to "drive" and that it has too many options for their day-to-day work.

If you are looking for a citation management tool that is more like a reliable sedan with just the options you need, and is great for getting you from point A to point B, you may want to test drive a few of these terrific options.

F1000 Workspace is a Web-based tool that allows you to create and organize a library of citations, discover new literature, and conduct group citing and editing of manuscripts via Google Docs....

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Tags: endnote, zotero, mendeley, refworks, reference management, F1000

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.
  • You...
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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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Reporting Guidelines for Studies
Posted On: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:34 by Sarah Cantrell

Starting a new research project without a reporting guideline can feel daunting – a bit like driving without Google Maps. You may have a vague sense of where to go and what you need to do, but the details and street names are a bit hazy. 

Thankfully, numerous "roadmaps" for health research studies exist. The EQUATOR Network has helpfully gathered these reporting guidelines all in one convenient location and includes reporting guidelines for case reports (CARE), quality improvement studies (SRQR), observational studies (STROBE), randomized controlled trials (CONSORT), and systematic reviews (PRISMA), among others....

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Tags: guidelines, PRISMA, CONSORT

Creating and Using an ORCID iD
Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:22 by Karen Barton

As of March 1, an author search for "John Smith" yields 818 results in Scopus. The first 30 authors in this search have over 7,300 articles combined. ORCID (pronounced ORKID or ORK ID) is a great solution for differentiating authors and connecting them to all of their own research.  As a globally supported non-profit organization, it maintains a registry of unique and persistent identifiers for authors that may be used across databases and other places where research is found.

All you need to do is register and it only takes 30 seconds! You can then link your ID to other identifiers such as those found in Scopus, Duke Directory and Scholars@Duke, and LinkedIn. Keep in...

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