Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

VisualDx Trial Begins
Posted On: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 09:36 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives is pleased to announce a yearlong trial of visualDx, a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. The trial began in July 2022.

For those of you just meeting visualDx, this resource is:

  • Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color
  • A valuable diagnostic clinical tool that helps you build a differential diagnosis
  • Useful for...
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Now Open: Audio/Video Recording Studio
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:38 by Megan von Isenburg

Creating high quality recordings for a podcast, class, or interview can be a challenge on a busy medical campus. Our new Audio/Video Recording Studio, which features acoustic wall panels and recording equipment, is designed to make it easier.

The Audio/Video Recording Studio is located in Room 322 on Level 3 of the Medical Center Library & Archives and is available for reservation Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Once you have a reservation, stop by our Service Desk to check out the key to the room.

Equipment includes a Lenovo ThinkCentre with Windows 10, Osborn 4k camera with AI and...

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Tags: multimedia, podcasts, building, services

Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit
Posted On: Friday, July 15, 2022 - 20:21 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives announces the debut of the newly redesigned and updated online exhibit of the Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit.

The exhibit conveys the profound impact of the Duke Poison Control Center from 1954-1995. From the design of the safety cap to community outreach and education, the Duke Center has always been at the forefront of poison prevention and safety issues, raising awareness throughout the world.

Focused around the concept, "Is There a Killer in Your Medicine Chest?" the online exhibit includes sections on the Poison Epidemic, Innovations for...

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Categories: Exhibits, Resource Updates

F1000 & Sciwheel Subscriptions Ending in June
Posted On: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:58 by Beverly Murphy

The Duke University Libraries will no longer support the following resources. Access will end on June 30, 2022.

F1000 (Faculty Opinions)
Peer review service highlighting, evaluating, and rating top articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of faculty.

Sciwheel
If you are a user of this reference management tool, 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...

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Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:18 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, UpToDate

More Color Code Readings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:21 by Megan von Isenburg

It's time for more recommended readings for those of you following along with the Color Code podcast from STAT. As a reminder, this podcast is examining racial inequities in American health care, and members of our staff are offering some additional readings for each episode. Below are recommendations for episodes 3-4. For episodes 1-2, please see our earlier blog post.

Episode 3: "Dismantling medical racism starts in the classroom" explores anti-racism work in medical education, including innovations to disrupt racism and the backlash against them.

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Tags: Moments to Movement, Color Code Podcast

Springer Experiments & Protocols Available
Posted On: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 00:59 by Anu Moorthy

The following Springer resources are accessible from the Databases, Journals & Books section of our Website.

Springer Nature Experiments

  • New research solution to help researchers find, evaluate and implement protocols and methods to support their projects
  • Covers a number of disciplines including biochemistry, biotechnology, cancer research, genetics/genomics, pharmacology/toxicology, plant science, and more
  • Combines the key features of a database with indexing and discovery features supported by laboratory procedure specific functionalities
  • Retrieves...
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Tags: for researchers

Recommended Listening: Color Code
Posted On: Thursday, May 19, 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, Color Code Podcast

Sciwheel Subscription Ending
Posted On: Wednesday, May 18, 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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Tags: NIH, data management, data sharing

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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Tags: archives

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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Tags: clinical pharmacology, clinicalkey

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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