Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

National Guideline Clearinghouse Shutting Down July 2018
Posted On: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30 by Brandi Tuttle

Due to a loss of federal funding for this AHRQ resource, the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Website will be permanently unavailable beginning July 16, 2018. As this repository of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines has been a valuable resource for Duke health professionals, we want to make sure you can still access the information you need to provide quality patient care.

Our Guidelines section on the Clinical Tools page links to general practice and specialty guidelines.  Many other databases also provide access to guidelines including PubMed, CINAHL, DynaMed Plus...

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New SmartSearch Interface
Posted On: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:06 by Jesse Akman

Beginning this month, the SmartSearch metasearch engine has moved to a new platform. This interface offers a new look, a different feel, and improved functionality.

SmartSearch fully indexes content from top biomedical journals and databases, providing a fast, streamlined search through a single search box. It now has the capability to also search the vast print book collections of the Duke Libraries.

Searches can be limited by peer-reviewed content, full-text online, publication date, resources available in the Duke libraries, content type, and many other facets. Information can be exported to citation management programs like EndNote and permalinks can be copied for future reference. The new SmartSearch interface...

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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: catalog, e-journals, e-books, smartsearch

New Tool Available for Easier Systematic Review Production
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:32 by Sarah Cantrell

Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. It was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane Collaboration authors.

The Medical Center Library & Archives has a limited number of seats for this product. In order to gain access to Covidence, please contact the medical librarians to discuss your project.

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Want to Reserve an Item for a Class? The Library Can Help!
Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:17 by Sarah Cantrell

The Medical Center Library & Archives will place items on Course Reserve at the Library Service Desk or electronically via a learning management system (e.g. Sakai, Canvas, Blue Docs) when requested by faculty. In order to initiate a request, please fill out our Reserves Request Form. Materials which are not owned by Duke will be subject to Copyright Governing Fair Use.

Please call the Service Desk (919.660.1100) or contact Elizabeth Berney for assistance with reserve readings.

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Tags: e-reserves, Course Reserves

Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman

At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm.  Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.

If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...

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Tags: pubmed, NIH, for researchers, NLM

Clinical Tools: A Quick Connection to the Evidence
Posted On: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:42 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 Plus, 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/...
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Tags: DynaMed Plus, NNT

New Touchscreen Kiosks Are Here!
Posted On: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:05 by Beverly Murphy

While we are always happy to help you at the Library Service Desk, we recognize that sometimes you need information in a rush, after hours, or maybe on another floor of the Library, far from our desk. Our new kiosks will help you connect with library services at our Entrance Level, Level 1, and Level 3.

What’s on the kiosks?

  • Exhibits – Learn more about our special collections, historical medical instruments, and some of our artwork
  • Book a Room – See what study rooms are free and book a room directly from the kiosk
  • Maps – Our building can be confusing but hopefully our maps...
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Patient Health Information
Posted On: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:18 by Jesse Akman

As we head into the holiday season, many of us may eat too much food and have health related questions.  The Library wants to help!  When your great aunt has a question about her indigestion, check out our Consumer/Patient Health Guide which highlights resources such as:

  • MedlinePlus for health topics, drug and supplement information, and even tutorials and videos
  • KidsHealth for pediatric information about everything from diseases & conditions to growth and development
  • The Merck Manual for pill identifiers, news, procedures and...
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Tags: health literacy, guide

Reserve Our Study Spaces Online
Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:14 by Beverly Murphy

The Medical Center Library & Archives now offers group study spaces for reservation by Duke-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.

Group study rooms are available for booking on Levels 1 and 3 of the Library.  All the rooms are equipped with large monitors and whiteboards and seat between 4 and 8 people. 

Level 1: Rooms 102A and 102B
Level 3: Rooms 315, 316, 319, 320

Reservation Policy: Group study rooms may be reserved by faculty, staff, and students for...

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Test Instruments Guide
Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:26 by Jesse Akman

One of the many challenges faced when beginning a project is finding and selecting appropriate test instruments. Our handy Test Instruments Guide can be used to navigate the process. It includes both online and print resources and provides search tips for finding specific instruments. Sample resources include:

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Tags: test instruments, for researchers, research, guide

Staying Current
Posted On: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 14:10 by Brandi Tuttle

 Journal articles, professional associations, CME, conferences, and Grand Rounds…how do you manage to keep up in an ever changing profession?  With only so much time, the Library wants to help you work smarter not harder! Check out our Current Awareness Guide which highlights resources such as:

  • MyNCBI to get a journal’s table of contents or get the latest research on a topic sent to you when you choose.
  • Browzine, available through Duke Libraries, to browse, read, and share journal articles.
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Tags: rss, My NCBI, mobile apps, Browzine

Time Again for Summer Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 03:13 by Jamie Conklin

As you plan vacations and downtime this summer, don't forget to drop by our Library and other libraries in Durham and the surrounding areas for some reading materials. No matter what your reading interests are, you're covered!

For nonfiction health and science, stop by and browse our Engel Collection for titles like these:

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New Lippincott Nursing Resources Now Available
Posted On: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 04:17 by Beverly Murphy

As of June 1, ClinicalKey for Nursing (CKN) has been cancelled. Two new products have been purchased (Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures) which expand on the functions of CKN and offer additional resources for practicing nurses.

Lippincott Advisor

Evidence-based content for practicing nurses providing access to online references at the point of care. Content includes clinical diagnosis...

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More than Just PubMed
Posted On: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:38 by Leila Ledbetter

For every job there is just the right tool.  While most people are familiar with PubMed, we also provide access to many other databases -- from specialty to general -- that might better fill your information searching needs.

Embase: Covers biomedical literature from journals from around the world. It offers particularly strong coverage of drugs. Embase includes records and journals that are not covered by PubMed,  including conference abstracts and European journal titles.

Scopus: Offers excellent coverage of biomedical literature as well as business, social sciences, education, and other... MORE

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Tags: embase, scopus, web of science

New Furniture and Renovated Spaces in the Library
Posted On: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:56 by Megan von Isenburg

New furniture and reconfigured spaces are now available on Level 2R next to the Library's Service Desk. With new zones for collaboration, individual work, and reflection, the space meets the increasing needs of Duke Health's students, faculty, and staff.

We invite you to come in and see our new spaces. As always, we welcome your feedback!

  • Collaboration Space: Whiteboards, tables, bench seating, and a rolling monitor allow groups to gather to meet, discuss projects, or study.
  • Data Stations: Two computers have been...
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