Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Explore Tools

Historical Materials about African Americans at Duke Medicine
Posted On: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:02 by Beverly Murphy

African American History at Duke Medicine, a guide produced by Medical Center Archives, aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are oral histories, archival collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, and publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to recommended digital resources.

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Tags: archives, black history month

Health Literacy Tool Shed
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:20 by Jamie Conklin

Health Literacy Tool Shed
"Find the right health literacy measurement tool for your research."

The Health Literacy Tool Shed brings together more than 100 health literacy tools in one searchable database. These instruments and measures are described in published, peer-reviewed journals, and these references are linked within each record. Each record also provides key characteristics, psychometric properties, validation information, and an option to download the tool, if available. The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a collaboration among...

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Monitor Your Article's Impact: Altmetric Explorer
Posted On: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:12 by Jamie Conklin

Are you curious about how your research is talked about in news sources and social media? Do you wish there was a way to track the impact of your articles? 

Try Altmetric Explorer! Duke Libraries is piloting the Altmetric platform and its Altmetric Explorer tool as part of its ScholarWorks services for one year. Use Altmetric to see how other researchers and the general public are conversing about your research and use this information to show impact for funders and scholars.

Using PubMed IDs, DOIs, handles, and other unique identifiers, Almetric tracks mentions of scholarly articles in tweets, blog posts, news stories, and other social media outlets. To ensure Altmetric matches...

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Password Management...The Right Way!
Posted On: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 18:07 by Brandi Tuttle

Are you tired of so many username and passwords? Do you use one password for more than one Website? Are your passwords not quite long or complex enough?

It's time you considered a password manager like LastPass! In December of 2013, Duke formed an agreement with LastPass and now Duke affiliates get free access to the premium version. "LastPass allows users to centrally manage their passwords by saving them to an easy-to-use "vault." Once installed in a browser, LastPass facilitates logging into sites by prompting you to save logins and filling them in for you. If you sign up for new accounts, it will help generate long, strong passwords." As a premium user, you can...

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Tags: security, passwords

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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Tags: Cochrane

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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Identify Yourself: ORCID at Duke
Posted On: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:19 by Beverly Murphy

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “MANAGE DIRECTORY LISTINGS” 
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can...

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Tags: ORCID, publishing

Papers Now Available through Duke OIT
Posted On: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:42 by Adrianne Leonardelli

What is Papers?
Papers is a reference management tool that imports citations, automatically downloads full-text articles, and keeps your research library organized and portable.

Features
  • Sync your library between home and work, whether you're using a Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone
  • Import and organize articles with collections and smart collections
  • Highlight and annotate articles in multiple colors
  • Share and collaborate with colleagues
  • Insert citations into writing projects, whether in Microsoft Word, email, PowerPoint, or Excel

Cost
Licenses are available for $50 through OIT (they are normally $79). These are perpetual licenses that do not...

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Tags: for researchers, research, citation management

PubMed Commons
Posted On: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:46 by Leila Ledbetter

PubMed Commons
System for commenting on articles in PubMed

In October, NCBI released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed that allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. PubMed Commons was created in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.

According to NCBI, “PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will thrive with high quality interchange from the scientific community.”

PubMed Commons...

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Have you heard about SciENcv?
Posted On: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:51 by Emily Mazure

SciENcv or the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae recently went live.  It is an online professional profile that can be made public to share with others. In SciENcv, users can document their education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions. In addition, the SciENcv profile may include an ORCID® iD, when registered with ORCID.

The mission of SciENcv is to create a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive, or are associated with research investments from federal agencies, in order to:

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ClinicalKey is Here!
Posted On: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 19:55 by Patricia Thibodeau

Search ClinicalKey Now!

MD Consult has been a key resource for e-books and other information for many years.  But over the years, Elsevier has been looking at other approaches to bring together expanded information that would be useful for clinicians as well as learners. 

ClinicalKey, Elsevier's latest product, has replaced MD Consult! It brings together a very large number of e-books, along with journals, Procedures Consult, First Consult, surgical Vitals and other useful clinical information. 

ClinicalKey is now live!...

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Tags: MD Consult, clinicalkey

Explore Scopus
Posted On: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 16:22 by Leila Ledbetter

Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, contains 47 million records, 70% with abstracts. 

Features
• Over 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
• More than 4.9 million conference proceedings; 1,200 open access journals
• 100% PubMed (Medlne) coverage
    - 20+ million records back to 1996 with references
    - 20+ million pre-1996 records back to 1869
• Results from 386 million scientific Web pages
• GetIt@Duke links to full-text articles and other library resources
• Alerts to keep you up-to-date on new articles matching your search query or...

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Zotero
Posted On: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 08:19 by Adrianne Leonardelli

Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) is a free citation management tool that conveniently “lives in” your Web browser, where you do the majority of your work and research. Most commonly, Zotero works as an add-on for the Firefox browser. However, there is a Zotero standalone version that is compatible with Safari and Chrome.

Zotero is easy to use and has many of the same, as well as some unique, features as EndNote and RefWorks.  With Zotero, you can:

  • Organize & manage references into searchable collections
  • Insert citations as you write using the Zotero word-processing plug-in
  • Create formatted bibliographies in many different styles
  • Attach PDFs, notes and images to references
  • Easily add citations directly from databases...
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Tags: zotero, citation management, endnote, refworks

Has that paper you've been reading been retracted?
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 16:21 by Leila Ledbetter

A hot topic in the news recently is the increasing number of scientific studies that have been discovered to be wrong and are retracted by their publishers. Following that, the October 2012 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that the majority of retractions are due to some type of misconduct, and not just honest mistakes.

The blog Retraction Watch tracks such retractions and has notified its readers of hundreds of journal-article withdrawals.

Retraction Watch uses the motto "Tracking retractions as a window into the...

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Stay on Top of the Literature with the BrowZine App
Posted On: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle

Duke University Libraries is currently running a trial of BrowZine (think "browsing"), an app for ipads and Android tablets that enables you to browse, read, and monitor current journals in your subject areas.  BrowZine is compatible with Zotero, Dropbox, Evernote and other services (Mendeley and RefWorks coming soon!), allowing you to organize and manage your research seamlessly.  You may also save articles to your BrowZine pin board to read even when you don’t have Internet access.

Download BrowZine to your device by following these easy steps:
  • From your iPad or Android device, download BrowZine from the App Store or...
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Categories: Explore Tools, From the Literature, Resource Updates

Tags: mobile apps

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