Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

What's in your pocket?
Posted On: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:56 by Brandi Tuttle

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, “64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011” and “62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition [Pew Research Center American Trends Panel survey from October 2014]. Undoubtedly that number has increased. 

In a world where the Medical Center Library now lives in your pocket or purse, did you know that…

  • We maintain a Mobile Apps Guide offering information on many Duke provided resources (such as apps for DynaMed Plus or Lexicomp) as well as other useful...
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Broaden Your Research Impact
Posted On: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:56 by Megan Van Noord

Research takes time, dedication, and patience! After putting so much effort into acquiring funding, getting IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing your findings, take the next step to ensure your research makes a broader impact.

How? Follow these three steps.

    1. Update your Scholars@Duke profile! Scholars@Duke helps local and global communities connect to Duke Scholarship.
    2. Create an ORCID ID! ORCID provides you with a unique identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers (very helpful for those with similar names!) and helps to identify your scholarly communications.
    3. Discover your research impact! Calculate...
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Tags: for researchers, ORCID, Scholars@Duke

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Posted On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 13:47 by Brandi Tuttle

The Library is now offering the updated 5th edition of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination which includes the Bates' Physical Examination Videos as well as OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.

In addition to the 8 hrs of video content covering head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, this online resource also provides:

  • differential diagnosis, diagnostic considerations, and likely diagnosis
  • keyword search
  • anatomy review
  • sample digital write-up of the physical examination findings
  • options to share a video with colleagues
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning for each video

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Reference Management Tools Save Time!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 22:47 by Jamie Conklin

"I wish I'd known about this sooner!" is what people often say when they encounter EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or any other reference management tool.

Discover the wonders of easily storing, organizing, and citing your references by:

• Using this handy chart to decide which reference management tool best fits your needs
• Getting started with EndNote step-by-step
• Getting started with Zotero step-by-step

If you already use EndNote, read our...

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Five EndNote Advanced Features
Posted On: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:24 by Jamie Conklin

Whether you're new to EndNote or a long-time fan, improve your EndNote experience with these five advanced features.

1. Customize how EndNote looks

Some of our favorite Preferences include:

  • Within "Display Fonts," make that font size bigger!
  • Within "PDF Handling," have EndNote rename PDF files as Author + Year + Title.
  • Within "Display Fields," hide the fields you don't use (e.g. read/unread status) and display those you do (e.g. Research Notes). Also, uncheck the box to "Display all authors in the Author field."
  • Experiment with the library layout on a PC or on a...
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Tags: endnote, citation management

DynaMed Plus Available
Posted On: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10:21 by Megan von Isenburg

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

By offering bulleted topic overviews on diseases, drugs and other therapies, DynaMed Plus seeks to make the best available evidence easier to...

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Online Payment of ILL Invoices is Here!
Posted On: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:03 by Beverly Murphy

As of November 1, 2016, you can pay your invoice for Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) online at https://payments.mclibrary.duke.edu/ill using a credit card. Just enter the invoice number, payment amount, and billing information.  This is a secure payment system which uses DukePay and meets all of Duke’s criteria for handling online credit card payments.

Copies from any of the Duke Library collections are still free to the Duke community. Duke patrons will only receive an invoice for a journal article if we have to get it from a non-Duke library. 

In early 2017, we hope to launch online payments by faculty and staff for fines and lost books, as well as links for giving...

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Get More from PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:57 by Brandi Tuttle

Have you ever wondered if you are getting all that you can from PubMed? Check out these tips and tricks to make sure you are finding all the research on your topic and getting free access to articles in the Duke collections.

1. Click on PubMed from the Medical Library’s Website to get full text available through Duke, or bookmark the link: https://mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed

PubMed is liberally scattered throughout the Medical Library’s Website (on the main page under Quicklinks, Clinical Tools page, and more). Using one of these PubMed links...

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Tags: pubmed, research, literature search, My NCBI

Making Information Free: Open Access & More
Posted On: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:56 by Patricia Thibodeau

Easy and immediate access to journal articles still remains a challenge. Even Duke cannot provide access to everything.  Journal prices have continued to increase year after year with more and more expensive journals being published. That means important clinical, research, and educational content can be locked up for months, years, or permanently, inaccessible to the patients, health providers, researchers, teachers and learners that need access to them.  This problem becomes even more massive when you look at access to information within developing countries, and can become an obstacle as Duke tries to work with global sites to reduce disparities in health, education, and research.

The following three movements are trying to ensure...

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Tags: open access, journals, NIH Public Access Policy, publishing, open science, cope fund

Want DynaMed Plus on Your Mobile Device?
Posted On: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 01:48 by Beverly Murphy

DynaMed Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care information resource is available. It's accessible through the Library's Clinical Tools, Databases page, and via mobile devices.

To access DynaMed Plus on your mobile device:

    1. Connect to DynaMed Plus while you're on the Duke network.
    2. Click on the "Sign Up For Remote Access" link at the top of the page
    3. Create your own username and password
    4. Download the DynaMed Plus app from your device's app...
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Copyright - Be in the Know!
Posted On: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:31 by Erica Brody

Why should you care about copyright?

As a future author, you may want to protect your work so that you're recognized for materials you have created and do not lose control of them. For some things you may not care, but as your career grows you will want recognition for the book, video, or journal article that you've created. Think about how you would feel if someone or some corporation took your work, mass distributed it, and you got no credit, or in some cases, no royalties for what you wrote or produced?

Check out the Library's guides Copyright for Students and Copyright to learn everything...

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Tags: research, for researchers, copyright, plagiarism

Your Library Liaisons
Posted On: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 01:49 by Beverly Murphy

What are Library Liaisons?
In order to better serve Duke University and the Health System, librarians at the Medical Center Library & Archives have been assigned to work with specific departments or groups.

What can Library Liaisons do?
 • Guest lecture in your class or journal club
 • Integrate evidence-based practice and information literacy into your course or curriculum
 • Collaborate on systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
 • Consult on literature search strategies and resource selection

Who is my Library Liaison?

Biomedical Research
Emily Mazure, MSI
emily.mazure@duke.edu
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Skill Building Resources
Posted On: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:47 by Jamie Conklin

Whether you've identified a specific skill you would like to learn or you're open to discovering something new, check out these skill building resources.

  • Learn more about searching specific databases or managing your references through our Tutorials and Tipsheets. Brush up on publication metrics, open access and scholarly communication, evidence-based practice, and other topics from our Subject Guides & Tool Sets
  • Enroll in a free ...
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Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Quick Guide for E-Books
Posted On: Monday, July 4, 2016 - 20:30 by Jamie Conklin

Can't figure out how to download a chapter from ClinicalKey? Wondering why you can't view a particular e-book? Finding answers to your e-book questions just got easier with our new Finding and Using E-Books Guide.

In this comprehensive guide you will find:

    • A Quick Comparison Chart that lists the downloadable content and available formats for each collection, as well as options for a mobile app or to export to a reference manager
    • Tips and examples for citing e-books in APA and AMA format
    • Information and screenshots that indicate viewing, downloading, and other functionalities for each collection

You can access the...

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Our Website has Been "Refreshed"
Posted On: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 18:26 by Beverly Murphy

As of Monday, June 13th, our Website has been refreshed! The features that you love and are accustomed to using are still here, along with a few new ones that we've added.

Our fresh look and feel has different colors, bigger fonts, an incorporated search widget  on every page, quick access to chat, restyled newsletter and blog, enhanced mobile features, and more. This refresh will also allow us to be more flexible in our maintenance and any future modifications.

Take a stroll through the site and let us know how you like our new look and feel. We welcome your feedback!

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