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Category: Resource Updates

What Review is Right for You?
Posted On: Monday, May 24, 2021 - 00:00 by Sarah Cantrell

Many researchers say they want to conduct a systematic review, only to be dismayed by the amount of time, effort, skill, and teamwork required to pull off that feat. Even with time and a good team, the research question might not be best suited to systematic review methodology.

There are actually many other review methodologies that researchers can choose depending on their research question. We've put together a guide to make the distinctions between review types easier to understand and to help guide you in selecting the best methodology for your research question. Our guide includes links to helpful resources, including the newly updated ...

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Women in Duke Health Exhibit
Posted On: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 19:27 by Beverly Murphy

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives is debuting a newly redesigned and updated online exhibit of Women in Duke Health just in time for Women's History Month.

Highlighting women in multiple fields at Duke, many of which were pioneers or firsts in their disciplines, this exhibit looks at their stories and the context in which those stories took place. The primary method of inquiry for context in this exhibit was via oral histories, a unique format that allows for both.

This historical perspective is presented through individual profiles and interviews, a general timeline of events, and background interviews conducted with people who have a longtime view of Duke Medicine. For most...

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Categories: Exhibits, Resource Updates

NCBI Account Changes Coming
Posted On: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:44 by Sarah Cantrell

Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in June 2021.

What’s happening?
In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or a university or institutional point of access (located under "more login options").

Why is this happening?
NIH, NLM, and NCBI take your privacy and security very seriously. As part of their normal reviews, they have determined that...

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EndNote 20 is Here
Posted On: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 14:27 by Sarah Cantrell

EndNote 20, a citation management tool, is now available to download from Duke OIT. The primary goal of the update was to create a new interface design that would be more intuitive for users to operate. The result is a more modern, less cluttered program.

In addition to the interface update, EndNote 20 has made the deduplication of references easier by allowing users to search by DOI and PMCID (note: not PMID) during the deduplication process. Further, there are changes to how one views and annotates PDFs.  

Upgrading from EndNote X9 to EndNote 20

If you’re in the middle of a paper or project, we advise waiting to upgrade until the project is completed....

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American Heart Association E-Books (ACLS, BLS, PALS)
Posted On: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 17:29 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center iIbrary & Archives offers electronic access to ACLS, BLS and PALS  which are licensed for six simultaneous users

Note: Please be sure to log out when you are done so others can get access.

The provider manuals are linked from our Clinical Tools page, the Online Catalog, and listed below for your convenience.

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Black History Month: A Medical Perspective
Posted On: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 21:53 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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Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 23:34 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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F1000 Is Now Sciwheel
Posted On: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 17:39 by Beverly Murphy

The F1000 family of products (F1000Workspace, F1000Prime and F1000Research) has evolved as a way to discover, read, annotate, write, and share scientific research and is now known as Sciwheel. This change was effective in April 2020 and does have some implications for our users.

Sciwheel is available for free to all Duke University faculty, staff, and students. However, it does require a user to log in from the campus network every 60 days to verify institutional affiliation.  If you are experiencing difficulties doing this because you are...

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Library Services and Resources During COVID-19
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 01:49 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives staff are working remotely and building access is restricted.

How can I get assistance?
You can contact Library staff through our chat function between 9a and 5p, Monday through Friday. Library staff are available to meet with faculty, staff, and students by phone, email, and WebEx or Zoom. Library classes are all held online.

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E is for Essential: E-Books & E-Textbooks Everyone Needs
Posted On: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 23:48 by Samantha Kaplan

Try before you buy – or don't buy at all! We have hundreds of essential clinical titles in our e-book collection, many are indispensable textbooks for students, teachers, and clinicians. We are proud to offer a Board Review Series and Clerkship/Clinical Rotations series which feature core e-books for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery, including the Blueprints and Step-up series. ClinicalKey E-Books,...

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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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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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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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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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