Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

Recommended Listening: Color Code
Posted On: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 15:56 by Megan von Isenburg

Many of our staff members are following along with Color Code, a new podcast that is examining racial inequities in American health care. Produced by STAT and hosted by Nicholas St. Fleur, this series started on March 21st and is releasing a new episode every other week. Each episode is about 30 minutes and features compelling stories, interviews, and research.

We invite you to listen in. We will be sharing some additional readings and resources here on our blog to simplify further exploration of each episode's theme. We will go two episodes at a time, recognizing that some of us are bingers, while others may choose to savor each episode at a time.

To get started, you can access links to the podcast through these various providers:...

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Tags: Moments to Movement

Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 09:25 by Sarah Cantrell

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the Sciwheel citation management tool. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

If you are a Sciwheel user, you can choose to export your files easily from Sciwheel as a .RIS file into other citation management tools, such as Zotero and EndNote. Sciwheel has created easy step-by-step instructions on how to export your citations.

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New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy!
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 16:38 by Lesley Skalla

In October of 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy. Beginning in January 2023, this policy will require that all NIH researchers prospectively plan for how their scientific data and accompanying metadata will be preserved and shared by submitting a Data Management and Sharing Plan in their grant applications. This new plan goes into effect on January 25, 2023 replacing the current Data Management and Sharing Policy from 2003. The new policy continues NIH's commitment to making sure that the results and outputs of NIH funded...

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Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers Open to Researchers
Posted On: Friday, February 18, 2022 - 10:23 by Beverly Murphy

Lucy Waldrop, Associate University Archivist, Medical Center Archives

The Duke University Medical Center Archives is happy to announce that the collection of papers of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari (1942-2019), a Nigerian-American and the first African-American surgeon on the faculty at Duke University, has been processed and is open for research.

The collection documents the professional career and personal activities of Akwari and includes but is not limited to; correspondence; printed materials; datebooks, memorabilia, scrapbooks, certificates, and other...

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Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 10:19 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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NEJM Evidence is Here
Posted On: Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 03:55 by Beverly Murphy

We are excited to announce the addition of NEJM Evidence to our collection. This new, monthly digital journal is focused on clinical study design and decision-making.

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Tags: e-journals

Preprints Now Available in Embase!
Posted On: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:20 by Lesley Skalla

Embase has ventured into the world of preprints by now providing article preprints from medRXiv and bioRXiv.

Preprints are early versions of manuscripts that are shared on public preprint servers prior to peer review and publication. 

The benefit to you is earlier access to biomedical information including randomized controlled trials which might be included for systematic reviews as grey literature. Keep in mind that preprints are not peer-reviewed and therefore should be used with caution. 

Embase clearly identifies an article as a preprint on the publication record. When doing...

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New Resource - Clinical Pharmacology
Posted On: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 08:38 by Sarah Cantrell

Clinical Pharmacology, powered by ClinicalKey, is a comprehensive drug reference that supports healthcare professionals and health professions' students by providing current, accurate, and clinically relevant drug information.

The Clinical Pharmacology suite of resources includes:

  • Drug monographs - detailed drug information for U.S. prescription drugs, herbal supplements, nutritional, vitamin and over-the-counter products
  • Drug class overviews - to guide formulary drug reviews and therapeutic substitutions
  • Additional lists, such as - drugs not recommended for...
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EndNote 20 Integrates Retraction Watch
Posted On: Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 13:49 by Samantha Kaplan

There's never been a better time to update to EndNote 20! The latest version has been integrated with the Retraction Watch database. This means users will be alerted if any of the publications in their library are retracted! Update to EndNote 20 today and make sure you aren't citing retracted research.

Learn more about the latest update to EndNote on their Website. If you’re not currently an EndNote user, you can download it from Duke's Office of Information Technology. If you’re new to EndNote, sign up to take one of the...

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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.

Linked from the...

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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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Check out ClinicalKey's Enhancements
Posted On: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 16:38 by Brandi Tuttle

Have you noticed the newly designed front page for ClinicalKey? There have been some massive changes to the resource beyond just a facelift. Read on for more info and tips to get the most out of this great resource!

First, in case you are unfamiliar, Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is a medical search engine that gives you access to:

  • Full-text reference books (over a 1000!) and journals including top titles such as Gray’s Anatomy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, The Lancet and Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Clinical Overviews that provide succinct, easy-to-navigate summaries for quick answers
  • Drug monographs
  • Clinical calculators
  • Practice guidelines
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Drug indications, do not...
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Tags: clinicalkey, textbooks, e-books, images, calculators

Test Your Visual Diagnostic Skills!
Posted On: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 16:49 by Brandi Tuttle

Ready to test your medical diagnostic skills with visual clues (photos, radiographs, EKG, pathology slide, etc)? Using Harrison's Visual Case Challenge, via AccessMedicine, this just got easier! Each challenge presents a case that includes two conditions for each patient, you can make the diagnosis solely based on the visual information provided or you can request more information on the patient before making your diagnosis. Clinical Pearls provided make sure you understand the content. Currently there are nearly 70 covering a variety of general internal medicine topics with more coming!

Here's how you can get started:

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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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