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Category: Explore Tools

Want DynaMed Plus on Your Mobile Device?
Posted On: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 01:48 by Beverly Murphy

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

To access DynaMed Plus on your mobile device:

    1. Connect to DynaMed Plus while you're on the Duke network.
    2. Click on the "Sign Up For Remote Access" link at the top of the page
    3. Create your own username and password
    4. Download the DynaMed Plus app from your device's app...
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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus, mobile apps

Skill Building Resources
Posted On: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:47 by Jamie Conklin

Whether you've identified a specific skill you would like to learn or you're open to discovering something new, check out these skill building resources.

  • Learn more about searching specific databases or managing your references through our Tutorials and Tipsheets. Brush up on publication metrics, open access and scholarly communication, evidence-based practice, and other topics from our Subject Guides & Tool Sets
  • Enroll in a free ...
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Why YOU should have a My NCBI Account
Posted On: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:04 by Alex Mesa

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has 60+ databases, including PubMed, MeSH, Bookshelf and others you may be familiar with. In this blog post, we are looking at My NCBI a free, personalized account for YOU to use in conjunction with all of NCBI.

My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases. For anyone with NIH funding, it is best to log into My NCBI by clicking on NIH Login and using your eRA Commons credentials. For those without an eRA Commons account, we recommend logging in with your Duke...

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Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: My NCBI, NIH Public Access Policy, NIH, pubmed

ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do...

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Tags: ORCID, publishing

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.

Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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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Tags: health literacy

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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Tags: altmetrics

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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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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.

Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

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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Categories: Explore Tools

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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Tags: for researchers

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

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