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Category: Resource Updates

NIH Preprints for Early Access to COVID-19 Research
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 18:15 by Karen Barton

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). It is very important to note that these preprints will NOT be peer-reviewed. Therefore, when you search PubMed Central or PubMed (which also retrieves PubMed Central articles), you may see preprints in your search results that will display the banner shown to the right below.

The pilot project will run for a minimum of 12 months and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once curation and ingest workflows become scalable, NLM hopes to expand the pilot to include the full spectrum of NIH...

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Tags: NIH, COVID-19, for researchers, research

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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Categories: Databases, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: DynaMed Plus

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

Spring Quarantine Reading
Posted On: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 15:54 by Beverly Murphy

Have you been meaning to brush up on your Excel skills? Learn how to use Canvas? Read that NYT bestseller?

This summer is the perfect time and the library is here to help! Your Duke NetID gives you access to LinkedIn Learning – an online platform with hundreds of courses on different software like Tablea, and topics on giving presentations and educational technology. If you're planning to hit the beach, you can still hit the books with Duke's collection of ebooks and audiobooks! You can even read some ebooks on your...

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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.

Categories: Alerts, Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: COVID-19

Web of Science Author Records
Posted On: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 14:06 by Karen Barton

Accurate research impact metrics such as article citation counts and H-index in Web of Science or InCites, a Web of Science-related product, currently depend on artificial intelligence as well as human curation to help make data as clean as possible. Now, researchers may provide suggested edits to Web of Science author records (for themselves and others), including affiliation and publication data. This is especially important for author disambiguation.
 
Part of this process involves using Publons, an online...

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RedCap Office Hours Now Virtual
Posted On: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 17:07 by Beverly Murphy

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based application designed to support data capture. At Duke, this system is managed and supported by the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Research Management Team (RMT), located in the School of Medicine. RMT provides research and data management support to investigators across Duke.

All in-person weekly office hour sessions are being replaced with virtual sessions.

Email redcap-docr@duke.edu to indicate which of the following times you would like a DOCR team member to schedule a WebEx with you.

    • Tuesdays, 10-11a
    • Wednesdays, 10-11a
    • Thursdays, 2-3p
    • ...
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Vaccination Web Archive Launches
Posted On: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 08:11 by Megan von Isenburg

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Vaccination in Modern America: Misinformation vs. Public Health Advocacy Web Archive. Developed by health sciences librarians at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, both members of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive preserves Web pages representing the current state of public discourse and contrasting approaches to authority on vaccination in the United States, with a focus on sites that are both pro- and anti-vaccination. The purpose of this collection is to capture potentially ephemeral information about vaccination that could be used by health service researchers, information scientists, sociologists, and others to understand...

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Tags: misinformation, news

New NIHMS System for Public Access Policy Compliance
Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 16:10 by Karen Barton

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in the process of updating many of its research support tools for improvements in navigation, usability, and more. The NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system is the latest tool to see changes, which went into effect on January 23, 2020. NIHMS facilitates the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in the PubMed Central (PMC) database in support of the NIH Public Access Policy. NIHMS also supports the public access policies of other organizations and government agencies.

Here's what's notably new in NIHMS:
  • "My Manuscripts" menu...
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Tags: NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS

Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:27 by Beverly Murphy

This month we are featuring "Black History Month: A Medical Perspective," our online exhibit containing a chronology of medical achievements of African Americans, a section on folk medicine, and a selective bibliography.

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Keep Up with New Research Using EvidenceAlerts
Posted On: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:22 by Sarah Cantrell

Feel like you're drowning in a never-ending stream of new studies and articles? What if we told you that there is a free service that can notify you about newly published studies in self-selected key research areas, and that these articles are rated by practicing physicians for clinical relevance?

EvidenceAlerts, a product of McMaster University and DynaMed, is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence, drawing from 121 core clinical journals. It is pre-rated by trained research staff and then rated for clinical relevance by practicing physicians. Use this free service to set up...

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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

Check Out a Digital Health Device
Posted On: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:34 by Brandi Tuttle

Did you know that of the research proposals submitted to the Duke Health Institutional Review Board (IRB), the number that include mobile apps or digital health devices has rapidly increased? In the past year alone, 476 new studies (19.5%) indicated that they will use a mobile application as part of the research study. In response, the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have teamed up to provide access to digital health devices that can be used in research and pilot projects across Duke.

The Digital Health Device Collection will enable researchers, clinicians, students and consumers to explore the capabilities and...

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Tags: mobile devices, mobile apps, digital health

One Click Access to PDFs Piloted in PubMed
Posted On: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 13:30 by Beverly Murphy

Have you noticed anything new while searching in PubMed? The Medical Center Library & Archives is piloting LibKey, a product that allows a “one click to PDF” experience in PubMed when users click on the Getit@Duke button.  Based on the Library's holdings and authentication data, this greatly accelerates access to content and minimizes clicks, while ensuring there is no loss in access for the content.

Shorty, we will be retiring the current MedLib Online button in PubMed and will be using LibKey within the Getit@Duke button. We would appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to drop us a line at medical-librarian@duke.edu with an questions or concerns.

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