Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Resource Updates

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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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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Summer Reading
Posted On: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 09:42 by Jamie Conklin

Hot weather is here, so that means it's time for summer reading.  No matter what your reading interests are, you're covered!

If you prefer nonfiction health and science titles, be sure to stop by and browse our Engel Collection,  where you'll find titles like these:

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine
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Are You Still Doing Your References By Hand?
Posted On: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:09 by Leila Ledbetter

Stop typing out those references!  Quit looking up where the commas are supposed to go in APA or AMA or whatever style you need to use. Avoid making piles of articles on your desktop. You should be using a reference management tool!

Reference management software can help you collect and organize your references (journal articles, books, Websites, videos, etc.), and then generate citations and bibliographies for your papers, scholarly articles, and any other publications.

There are a lot of different reference management programs that can help you gather PDFs and format your reference lists.  EndNote, RefWorks,...

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ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do...

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Duke Elements - We Can Help!
Posted On: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:54 by Brandi Tuttle

Do you manage your Duke Elements publications?

Have you received a message from Duke Elements notifying you the system has found new publications for you or that you have publications awaiting your approval?  Remember, your publications are only displayed in your Scholars@Duke profile if you have approved them in Elements. The Library can help make sure your publications are listed in your Scholars@Duke profile! 

Would you like to increase the reach of your publications?

While you are approving publications for display in your Scholars profile, you may also upload the full text of the publications for open access via the DukeSpace...

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Historical Materials about African Americans at Duke Medicine
Posted On: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:02 by Beverly Murphy

African American History at Duke Medicine, a guide produced by Medical Center Archives, aims to introduce researchers to materials documenting the history of African American faculty, students, and staff at Duke Medicine. Included are oral histories, archival collections, photographs, audiovisual materials, and publications, selected key dates and key figures, and links to recommended digital resources.

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UpToDate Remote Access Authentication
Posted On: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 17:23 by Brandi Tuttle

[Note: this post is about re-verifying your Duke affiliation for remote access to UpToDate and not the usual way to use UpToDate. Click here to access UpToDate.]

UpToDate has changed its remote access authentication policy requiring Duke users to log into UpToDate from the Duke network from every 30 days to every 90 days.   Hopefully this will help those working or studying away from Duke for short periods of time to easily retain access to this important resource.   

Have you gotten an email from UpToDate Support lately with the subject line "Your remote access to UpToDate has lapsed"? If you downloaded the UpToDate mobile...

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Health Literacy Tool Shed
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:20 by Jamie Conklin

Health Literacy Tool Shed
"Find the right health literacy measurement tool for your research."

The Health Literacy Tool Shed brings together more than 100 health literacy tools in one searchable database. These instruments and measures are described in published, peer-reviewed journals, and these references are linked within each record. Each record also provides key characteristics, psychometric properties, validation information, and an option to download the tool, if available. The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a collaboration among...

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Monitor Your Article's Impact: Altmetric Explorer
Posted On: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:12 by Jamie Conklin

Are you curious about how your research is talked about in news sources and social media? Do you wish there was a way to track the impact of your articles? 

Try Altmetric Explorer! Duke Libraries is piloting the Altmetric platform and its Altmetric Explorer tool as part of its ScholarWorks services for one year. Use Altmetric to see how other researchers and the general public are conversing about your research and use this information to show impact for funders and scholars.

Using PubMed IDs, DOIs, handles, and other unique identifiers, Almetric tracks mentions of scholarly articles in tweets, blog posts, news stories, and other social media outlets. To ensure Altmetric matches...

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Welcome to Duke!
Posted On: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 22:17 by Patricia Thibodeau

I want to welcome all our new faculty, learners, and staff to Duke Medicine and the Medical Center Library & Archives.  Here are my tips for a successful experience at Duke!

  • Get to know and contact our expert staff.  They are ready to help you be successful!
  • Visit our Websites and discover the vast resources available to you at Duke.
  • Find a space to study or collaborate in the Library in the Mudd building. We have everything from group rooms to individual carrels...
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Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Posted On: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:21 by Beverly Murphy

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials
Geoffrey R. Norman and David L. Sreiner

New for 2014, this edition includes updated information on robust estimators of the mean, the problems of multiple hypothesis testing, bootstrapping and resampling and non-parametric stats. In addition, an entirely new chapter discusses measures of incidence and prevalence, risk, morbidity and fatality rates, and more.

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Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination
Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:53 by Beverly Murphy

Fundamentals of The Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview And Tests & Measures
Stacie J. Fruth

This resource introduces physical therapy students to essential screening and examination techniques that form the foundation of their practice, across all body systems. Building on the foundational knowledge, it helps students develop clinical decision-making skills.

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